Meet the 2013 World Fellows in conversation

The newest class of Yale World Fellows will congregate for an informal discussion with members of the wider campus community on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 5 p.m. at the Greenberg Conference Center, 391 Prospect St.

Yale World Fellows Night offers an opportunity for the Yale community to meet the 18 emerging global leaders, who this year include a human rights lawyer from Israel, the vice president of a foundation in China concerned with the alleviation of poverty, the director of global development for Greenpeace International, and the director of a center focused on crime prevention in Mexico. In addition, two current Yale students — one at the School of Management (SOM) and another studying at SOM and the Yale Law School — are 2013 World Fellows. Learn more about this year’s fellows.

Shuttle buses will run on a continuous loop between Phelps Gate and the Greenberg Center throughout the evening. All are welcome to attend the event, at which hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided.

The event allows for the first of many conversations the Yale World Fellows will participate in during their semester at Yale. They will also discuss important global issues as part of the “Hot Coffee, Hot Issues” series, which will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, at the Greenberg Conference Center; others are planned for Oct. 4, Nov. 22, and Dec. 6 at the same time and location. All are free and open to the public.

Information about these and other events can be found on the World Fellows website.