Voices from around the globe: Yale World Fellows netcasts

Although the 2010 Yale World Fellows have completed their training and left campus, it is still possible to hear some of their insights about important world issues in netcasts that are available on both the Yale World Fellows Program website and the Yale iTunesU site.

These interviews — conducted near the end of the fall semester by Leslie Powell, director of outreach and external affairs for the World Fellows Program — touch on topics ranging from drug violence in Mexico to race relations in the United Kingdom to politics and peace in Lebanon. Altogether, there are nine netcasts featuring 2010 Fellows; these range in length from about 10 minutes to just over 20 minutes.

In addition to the netcasts listed below, you can find netcasts by members of previous classes at the Yale World Fellows Program site (http://www.yale.edu/worldfellows/index.html) and on the Yale iTunesU site. (http://itunes.yale.edu/):

Pictured at the ceremony marking the end of the 2010 World Fellows’ semester at Yale are: (front row, from left) Alexey Navalny, Russia; Sergey Lagodinsky, Germany; May Tony Akl, Lebanon; Fares Mabrouk, Tunisia; Subhashini Chandran, India; Edward (“Ted”) Wittenstein, associate fellow, Law School; (back row; from left) Diana Tsui, Hong Kong; Ricardo Teran, Nicaragua; Courtney Hostetler, associate fellow, Law School; Eliot Abel, associate fellow, School of Management; Thembi Xulu, South Africa; Dr. Michael Cappello, director of the Yale World Fellows Program; Ana Paula Hernandez, Mexico; Wolfgang Proissl, Germany; Marvin Rees, United Kingdom; Azizullah Royesh, Afghanistan; Kala Mulqueeny, Australia; and Arif Zamhari, Indonesia. This year’s class also included Lumumba Di-Aping, Sudan. (Photo by Harold Shapiro)

“Tea and Sympathy: A Plantation in India”

Subhashini Chandran, CEO, Woodbriar Group; managing director, Tea Estates India Ltd. Chandran is a business and social entrepreneur who owns and manages the largest privately owned tea plantation business in India, with diversified interests in insurance services and real estate.

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“Drug Violence and Human Rights in Mexico”

Ana Paula Hernandez, founder, Collective for an Integrated Drug Policy. Hernandez is a leading advocate for drug policy reform in Mexico. She was formerly deputy director of the Tlachinollan Human Rights Center.

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“The Financial Times Deutschland”

Wolfgang Proissl, Brussels bureau chief, Financial Times Deutschland. A champion of European integration, Proissl has been responsible for defining the editorial line on European affairs and global governance for the Financial Times Deutschland and its affiliated news magazines. A reporter, editorialist and frequent television commentator, he helps shape public opinion on European issues.

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“Corporate Social Responsibility in China”

Diana Tsui, director of corporate social responsibility and CEO of the KPMG Foundation. As the creator of KPMG’s corporate social responsibility strategy, Tsui leads programs with a special focus on education and sustainable development. She was previously a managing director of Mercy Corps and the head of community affairs in the Asia Pacific region for Nike.

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“Black and White: Race Relations in the U.K.”

Marvin Rees, director, The Bristol Partnership. A BBC Radio talk show host and member of the National Community Forum, Rees is a leading voice on race relations and race equality in the U.K.

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“Battling HIV/AIDS in South Africa”

Dr. Thembi Xulu, medical director, Right to Care. A medical doctor, Xulu leads technical operations and provides strategic direction for Right to Care, the largest NGO in South Africa engaged in delivery of care for people living with HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and other health conditions.

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“Islam in Indonesia”

Arif Zamhari, senior adviser, Nahdlatul Ulama. A rising leader of the largest Islamic organization in Indonesia (some 40 million members), Zamhari promotes moderate and progressive Islam. He is involved in Track II diplomacy through leadership of the International Conference of Islamic Scholars Forum.

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“Promoting Justice & Protecting the Environment”

Kala Mulqueeny, senior counsel, Asian Development Bank. Mulqueeny is an environment and energy lawyer and a lecturer at the University of the Philippines Law College. She leads work on environmental courts, sustainable electricity and water regulation, and carbon capture and storage regulation in Asia, and initiated a post-tsunami governance and legal aid project in Sri Lanka.

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“Lebanon: Politics & Peace”

May Akl, foreign press secretary, office of Michel Aoun, member of Parliament. Akl advises former prime minister Aoun, who heads the Free Patriotic Movement and the Change and Reform parliamentary bloc. She is a founding member of the Free Patriotic Movement.

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