The Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program
Each year, the World Fellows Program selects a group of 16 Fellows to spend four months in residence at Yale as mentors, lecturers, and students. Each class of Fellows is unique, representing a wide range of professions, talents, places, and perspectives. Established in 2002, the program—part of the International Leadership Center at the Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs—now has a network of nearly 400 World Fellows contributing to their communities in 91 countries, connected to each other and to Yale.
The World Fellows are dynamic practitioners who are on the rise in their fields. They come from diverse backgrounds, all demonstrating significant achievement in their respective industries. The Fellows share a passion for change and a commitment to making the world a better place.
The Fellows organize and lead lectures, panels, and discussions during their time on campus. They present on their own influential work, but also invite colleagues, friends, and other experts for conversations on topics from their broader disciplines. The Fellows bring unique perspectives from the field and inspire relevant conversations on critical issues that are not always discussed on university campuses.
World Fellows also develop close relationships with undergraduates and graduate students at Yale. Each Fellow is paired with a small group of student liaisons, who are matched based on their shared interests. Many liaisons are Jackson students themselves. The World Fellows lounge sits just across the hall from the Jackson student lounge at Horchow Hall; this proximity makes the World Fellows particularly accessible to Jackson students, from scheduled meetings to informal, spontaneous conversations. The Fellows offer direct mentorship to students that hope to follow similarly impactful careers.
During their time at Yale, many Fellows choose to attend courses in any number of departments, forging relationships not only with students, but also with members of Yale’s faculty and staff. Even after they finish the program, most Fellows maintain a close connection to Yale as they continue their work in the field. Many World Fellows also continue to help Yale students make career connections, even hosting some students as interns within their own organizations.
More than anything else, the World Fellows are invaluable role models on campus, inspiring students to explore careers and sectors in which they too can work toward a common good in the world.
Learn more about the World Fellows Program, the application process, and the Student Liaison Program at the World Fellows Program website.