Meet newest class of global trailblazers at World Fellows Night

Members of the Yale community can meet the 16 trailblazing individuals who comprise the 2019 class of Yale World Fellows on Thursday, Sept. 12 during the annual World Fellows Night.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. in Horchow Hall, 55 Hillhouse Ave. All are invited.

This year’s class — the 18th cohort of World Fellows — includes an open data innovator from China, a Nigerian Olympian and sports advocate, and a Chilean National Geographic conservationist, among other young leaders whose work is having an impact on their nation and the world. “Their courage, ingenuity, and passion will be an inspiration to us all at Yale,” said Emma Sky, director of the Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program.

The 2019 class of Yale World Fellows
The 2019 class of Yale World Fellows

The World Fellows program is Yale University’s signature global leadership development initiative and a core element of Yale’s ongoing commitment to internationalization. Each year, the university invites a group of exemplary practitioners from a wide range of fields and countries for an intensive four-month period of academic enrichment and leadership training.

The mission of World Fellows is to cultivate and empower a network of globally engaged leaders committed to making the world a better place. The program is part of the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, which prepares Yale students for global leadership and service through its master’s program in global affairs, master’s of advanced study in global affairs, and undergraduate major in global affairs.

This cohort brings the total number of World Fellows since the program’s start in 2002 to 346 fellows, representing 91 countries.

Read the biographies of this year’s fellows.

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