Humanity in Action Announces the 2014 Recipients of the Diplomacy & Diversity Fellowship

April 04, 2014

April 4, 2014—Humanity in Action announced today the names of the 24 inaugural recipients of the Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship. The 2014 Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship will bring together American and European graduate students for an intense and intellectually challenging program in Washington, D.C. and Paris from May 17 to June 14, 2014. The 2014 Fellows—selected from a highly competitive pool of nearly 400 applicants and representing a diverse mix of national and ethnic backgrounds—will meet with influential leaders from governments, corporations, and nongovernmental organizations to explore how American and European governments and nongovernmental actors are responding to a wide variety of international issues with a focus on issues of pluralism.

Meet the 2014 Diplomacy and Diversity Fellows »


“The response to our Call for Applications was outstanding, and the incredible talent of our inaugural class reflects the caliber of our applicant pool,” said Dr. Judith Goldstein, Humanity in Action’s Executive Director and Founder. “The Fellows are demonstrated leaders with a strong commitment to international concerns with a broad array of talents, experiences and interests. The inaugural class brings great diversity to what is sure to be an innovative, fascinating and engaging program.”  

The 2014 Diplomacy and Diversity Fellows were selected through a highly competitive process based on high academic standing, demonstrated experience in international diversity issues, outstanding recommendations and developed research interests. The Fellows represent a wide variety of academic disciplines and hail from 18 different academic institutions across the United States and Europe. The diverse and unique mix of Fellows in the 2014 class will bring dynamic perspectives to the Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship as they lead discussions, share their research and, ultimately, produce an academic article on a subject relating to international diversity issues that will be published by Humanity in Action on the Web.

In the United States and France, the 2014 Diplomacy and Diversity Fellows will engage in an intense and demanding series of high-level discussions and site visits to examine how diversity issues intersect with a broad range of international fields. The Fellows will explore these issues with experts at governmental agencies, international NGOs, universities, think tanks and foreign policy organizations, with a focus on building skills, networks, and knowledge for foreign policy careers. Multiple sessions in Washington, D.C. will be hosted at the Council on Foreign Relations, the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations and Howard University. In Paris, the program will meet at the Centre d’Analyse, de Prévision et de Stratégie at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Maison des Ingénieurs, a public building. The Council on Foreign Relations and the European Council on Foreign Relations will assist in organizing several of the sessions, featuring members and scholars from both institutions exploring a range of international issues.

Humanity in Action is an international educational organization. Humanity in Action educates, inspires and connects a global network of students, young professionals and established leaders committed to promoting human rights, diversity and active citizenship—in their own communities and around the world. 

Since 1999, Humanity in Action has engaged more than 1,300 Fellows in its transatlantic study programs focusing on human rights and minority issues—past and present—in Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and the United States.  Humanity in Action Fellows have used the knowledge gained in the programs and inspiration from one another to make a difference in public service, journalism, medicine, law, education, the arts, business and grassroots action. Humanity in Action’s unique international network of leaders is a valuable resource to policy-makers, diplomats, educators, business leaders and civic-minded individuals and organizations.  


2014 Fellows, the Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship


Wendell Adjetey, Yale University

Najma Ahmed Hussein, Sciences Po Toulouse

Grazyna Baranowska, Polish Academy of Sciences

Bastiaan Bouwman, University of Amsterdam

Miya Cain, Harvard University

Kia Hall, American University

Terrol Graham, Yale University

Jasmin Hasic,* LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome

Michael Hayes, Columbia University

Audrey Hsieh, Georgetown University

Daphné Joseph-Gabriel, EMLYON Business School

Jessie Landerman, Harvard University

Giselle Lopez, American University

Johannes Lukas Gartner, Humboldt University

Etienne Mashuli,* Yale University

Ava Morgenstern,* University of Michigan

Jake Nelson, Yale University

Fabiana Perera, The George Washington University

Kyle Rohrich, Tufts University

Goleen Samari, University of California, Los Angeles

Herve Thomas, Princeton University

Jessica Wamala, Villanova University

Tsione Wolde-Michael,* Harvard University

Sørine Vesth Rasmussen,* London School of Economics

* Humanity in Action Senior Fellow 

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