The fellowship brings emerging leaders on peace to Yale for an intensive period of research, mentoring and training; and to participate in high-level strategy events on peace and conflict resolution.
Waheed Ur Rehman Para has been named the inaugural Yale Peace Fellow at Yale’s International Leadership Center. The Peace Fellowship brings emerging leaders on peace to Yale for an intensive period of research, mentoring and training; and to participate in high-level strategy events on peace and conflict resolution.
Para, a native of India, is a political leader who has dedicated his life to the cause of strengthening democracy and peace in Kashmir.
“We are committed to fostering excellence in peace leadership at a moment when traditional institutions and mechanisms are seriously challenged,” said Emma Sky, director of the International Leadership Center at Yale. “The Peace Fellowship aims to build up the capacity of a rising generation of peacemakers and mediators; to distill lessons in peace building; and to forge international partnerships.”
Located within the Jackson School of Global Affairs, Yale’s International Leadership Center houses the Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program, the Petraeus-Recanati-Kaplan (PRK) Fellowship, and Emerging Climate Leaders Fellowship in addition to the Peace Fellowship. The Peace Fellowship will be managed in collaboration with Inter Mediate, a leading peacemaking organization dedicated to ending armed conflict, and its CEO Jonathan Powell who was the lead British negotiator for the Good Friday Agreement.