What We Do

Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program

The World Fellows Program selects international leaders—who are from different places, backgrounds, and disciplines and who are committed to making the world a better place—to spend a semester in residence together at Yale to grow intellectually, share knowledge, strengthen skills and expand networks.

Petraeus-Recanati-Kaplan Fellowship

The PRK Fellowship enables experienced, carefully selected military special operators to gain a deeper understanding of global affairs, to engage intellectually with different perspectives, to develop relationships with future leaders across the diplomatic, development, defense and civil society communities, and to expand international networks in order to deliver more comprehensive responses to global challenges. The Fellows study for a one-year Master of Advanced Study in Global Affairs at the Jackson Institute. The PRK fellows also organize an annual Special Operations Forces Conference (SOFCON).


The ILC signature courses are:

Good Society Seminar

In this seminar, World Fellows discuss how they contribute professionally to building the ‘good society’; set out their future goals; identify ways to support each other; and initiate future collaboration.

Great Power Competition Seminar

This graduate seminar explores how the US and its rivals compete across diplomatic, informational, military and economic dimensions.

Gateway to Global Affairs

This undergraduate lecture course brings together faculty, World Fellows and other practitioners to discuss the international system and norms; conflict resolution and peace-building; counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency; fragile states and forced migration; nuclear proliferation and new technologies; democracy and authoritarianism; world order and climate change.