Humanity in Action Releases Call for Applications for the 2015 Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship

September 02, 2014 | senior fellows, diplomacy, washington dc, paris

Humanity in Action is now accepting applications for the 2015 Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship, a graduate-level fellowship program in Washington, DC and Paris. This transatlantic program brings together 24 American and European graduate students to study international relations and global diversity in a collaborative setting.

The 2015 Fellowship will take place May 29 to June 28, 2015. Applications for the program are due October 30, 2014.

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The Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship is designed to develop leadership skills and knowledge among graduate students aspiring to careers in foreign policy. Over four weeks, 24 American and European graduate students meet with leaders in government, business and academia. The Fellows are required to build upon these far-reaching policy discussions by producing research and writing articles. Through this program, Humanity in Action seeks to promote constructive diplomacy in a changing world through innovative and inclusive approaches to national and international issues.

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Humanity in Action welcomes applications from both Senior Fellows within its community and non-Senior Fellows. Students currently enrolled in graduate or advanced professional programs (master's, doctorate, MD, JD and MBA) in the United States, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey and Ukraine are eligible to apply. Click here for more information about eligibility. 

Humanity in Action held the inaugural Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship in 2014 to great success. Fellows spent two weeks in both Washington, DC and Paris and heard from an array of guest speakers. The program took place at the Council on Foreign Relations, the French Foreign Ministry, Carnegie Europe in Brussels andthe European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS). CFR hosted and organized multiple sessions in Washington on building skills, networks and knowledge for foreign policy careers.

Speakers at the 2014 Fellowship included:

  • Éric Chevallier, French Ambassador for Syria
  • Alec Ross, former Senior Advisor for Innovation in the Office of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
  • Joan Shigekawa, Acting Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts
  • Vishakha Desai, President Emerita of the Asia Society
  • Pascal Lamy, former General Director of the World Trade Organization
  • Ronald Noble, Secretary General of INTERPOL

Click here to learn more and apply for the 2015 program. For questions about the Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship, please contact diplomacy@humanityinaction.org

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