The World Fellows
2010 World Fellows
Eliot Abel is an Associate in GE's Renewable Energy Leadership Program. Prior to attending the Yale School of Management, he was the Sustainability Programs Manager at G24 Innovations, a start-up thin film solar manufacturer based in Cardiff, Wales. While at G24i, he led the design and implementation of a company-wide energy efficiency program as well as the development of a 2MW wind turbine at company headquarters. Prior to this, Abel worked as a market analyst at Renewable Capital, a clean tech venture capital firm. He was a fellow at Green Corps, the premier leadership program for grassroots environmental organizing, and is a member of the organization's Alumni Advisory Committee.
Akl, May Tony
Foreign Press Secretary, Office of MP Michel Aoun
Why the Syrian Case is Different, Foreign Policy, April 19, 2011
Christians of the Levant on the Brink of Extinction, YaleGlobal Online, December 10, 2010.
Netcast: Lebanon: Politics & Peace, December 6, 2010. Click here to listen>>
CEO, Woodbriar Group; Managing Director, Tea Estates India Ltd.
2010 Glenn H. Greenberg Fellow
Learning in Action, Beyond Profit E-Magazine, January 14, 2011
Netcast: Tea and Sympathy: A Plantation in India, November 30, 2010. Click here to listen>>
Representative, Republic of South Sudan to United Nations
Hernández, Ana Paula
Program Officer for Latin America, Fund for Global Human Rights
As Program Officer for Latin America at the Fund for Global Human Rights, Hernández works on a portfolio that supports over 50 human rights organizations in Mexico and Guatemala, and promotes a broader initiative across Mesoamerica to defend land and resource rights and increase corporate accountability, particularly in extractive industries. As a leading human rights advocate in Mexico, Hernández has supported drug policy reform that aimed for a more balanced approach, integrating scientific evidence and public health perspectives, and emphasizing prevention, treatment, and human rights rather than enforcement and criminalization. She is the former deputy director of the Tlachinollan Human Rights Center in Guerrero, a mostly indigenous region and one of the poorest in Mexico. She has been a consultant to the Angelica Foundation, the Open Society Institute, the Ford Foundation, and the Mexico office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Netcast: Drug Violence and Human Rights in Mexico, November 30, 2010. Click here to listen>>
Head for EU/North America, Heinrich Boell Foundation
(Video):Freedom of speech, commemoration and protection against Anti-Semitism in Germany, IAJLJ Berlin Conference, November 17, 2011.
Germania za Nedelyu, RTV International, January 17, 2011.
Cultural Dialogue: Translation from German (in Russian), Vedomosti, November 2, 2010.
Listen to Sergey Lagodinsky interviewed on Die German Stunde on KBOO, September 24, 2010. Topic: Immigration to Germany.
Co-Founder, Arab Policy Institute; Founder, Viamobile
2010 Duncan Greenberg Fellow
Some Taboos Vanish In Tunisia, Replaced by Others, Capital Public Radio, June 5, 2012.
TEDx Talk: Tunisia: It is now time for the rest of the dream, TEDxCarthage, April 2011
Video: This house believes that Arab revolutions will just produce different dictators, The Doha Debates, February 22, 2011
Interview with Fares Mabrouk, Tunisian activist and World Fellow 2010, Yale Arab Alumni Association Newsletter, February 2011
Hotting up, The Economist online, January 11, 2011
Senior Counsel, Asian Development Bank
UQ alumnus and lawyer honoured for outstanding global regulatory work, UQ News, September 27, 2011
UQ law graduate named World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, UQ News, March 30, 2011
Netcast: Promoting Justice & Protecting the Environment, December 2, 2010. Click here to listen>>
Founder, Minority Shareholders Association
Navalny spearheads legal challenges on behalf of minority shareholders in large Russian companies, including Gazprom, Bank VTB, Sberbank, Rosneft, Transneft, and Surgutneftegaz, through the Union of Minority Shareholders. He has successfully forced companies to disclose more information to their shareholders and has sued individual managers at several major corporations for allegedly corrupt practices. Navalny is also co-founder of the Democratic Alternative movement and was vice-chairman of the Moscow branch of the political party YABLOKO. In 2010, he launched RosPil, a public project funded by unprecedented fundraising in Russia. In 2011, Navalny started RosYama, which combats fraud in the road construction sector.
Time 100: The 100 most influential people in the world, Time, April 18, 2012
A Putin nemesis gains ground, CNN - Fortune, March 26, 2012
The Man Vladimir Putin Fears Most, Wall Street Journal, March 3, 2012
Russian Spring: 'iPads have replaced rifles,' says blogger (Video), MSNBC, February 29, 2012
Ghosts of Gadhafi are Haunting Putin (Video), PBS, February 29, 2012
Alexei Navalny: Scourge of Russia's Elite, BBC News, February 12, 2012
Navalny Released from Jail, Looks to Uncertain Future, Yale Daily News, December 22, 2011
Confronting Corruption in the Developing World, The Politic, December 20, 2011
World Fellow Awaits Release as Russian Protests Continue, Yale Daily News, December 17, 2011
Man Credited With Galvanizing Russians to Protest is Yale World Fellow, WNPR, December 12, 2011
In Russia, Words Then Deeds, The Washington Post, December 12, 2011
Rally Defying Putin's Party Draws Tens of Thousands, The New York Times, December 10, 2011
Rousing Russia With a Phrase, The New York Times, December 9, 2011
Intrepid Blogger Putin's Worst Nightmare, The Globe and Mail, December 8, 2011
All the Wrong Moves: Putin Plots His Strategy Against the Protesters, TIMES World, December 9, 2011
Kremlin Cracks Down, Arrests Prominent Critic, NPR: All Things Considered, December 8, 2011
Putin's Big Mistake? The New Yorker, December 6, 2011
The Only Electable Russian is Alexei Navalny, The Moscow Times, November 30, 2011
The NavalnyLeaks Smear Campaign, The Moscow Times, November 7, 2011
Navalny says it's theatre, but personal, The Moscow Times, September 27, 2011
Officials in Russian tax fraud case stashed millions offshore, The Washington Post, April 18, 2011
Net Impact: One Man's Cyber Crusade Against Russian Corruption, The New Yorker, April 4, 2011
Russian Site Aims to Expose State Corruption, The New York Times, March 27, 2011
Foreigners Fight Putin's Asia Oil Pipe, Bloomberg Businessweek, January 19, 2011
World Fellow faces investigationYale Daily News, January 19, 2011.
Extreme World Corruption, BBC World TV, December 9, 2010.
After months of inaction, Russia opens inquiry into Mercedes bribery case, The Washington Post, November 12, 2010.
Blogger Navalny Tries to Prove that Fighting Regime is Fun, Global Voices, October 27, 2010.
Chief Spokesperson, European Stability Mechanism
Proissl is head of communications and chief spokesperson for the ESM, an international organization founded by the 17 euro area member states whose purpose is to provide financial assistance to euro area countries in difficulty. Previously, he reported and wrote on monetary policy, international finance and the financial crisis for the Financial Times Deutschland. As a journalist, he worked to promote European integration and was responsible for defining the editorial line on European affairs and global governance for the Financial Times Deutschland and its affiliated news magazines. Through the FTD, he advocated for a stronger European Union, less energy dependence on Russia, EU membership for Turkey, and strong transatlantic ties. He was previously Foreign Editor for the FTD and European Editor for Die Zeit.
Video: Will Merkel transform the Eurozone into a German Europe? February 22, 2011. Click here to watch
Netcast: The Financial Times Deutschland, November 30, 2010. Click here to listen>>
Programme Manager, Delivering Race Equality in Mental Health
Rees is a prominent social justice activist in the UK. Currently the Programme Manager for Race Equality in Mental Health with NHS Bristol, he is a former journalist and BBC Radio presenter. He is currently developing two projects: The City Leadership Programme, which targets and equips high potential young people from lower socioeconomic groups for global leadership, and Blood Across Boundaries, which tests the idea that people of mixed heritage have unique contributions to make in the development of politics around identity, conflict, peace and reconciliation. Rees is a graduate of Operation Black Vote, part of the British Labour Party's Future Candidates Programme, and is currently seeking the party's nomination to run for office as Bristol's first elected mayor.
Former journalist launches campaign to become Bristol Mayor, ITV News, May 1, 2012
Netcast: Black and White: Race Relations in the UK, December 2, 2010. Click here to listen>>
Listen to Marvin Rees interviewed on the BBC, August 2010. Click here>>
Founder, Marefat High School
2010 Linda Vester Fellow
Investing in Women's Education in Afghanistan, Yale Journal of International Affairs, April 2011
Marefat in Progress (slide presentation), 2010.
Co-Founder & Managing Director, Agora Partnerships
Unleashing the potential of impact entrepreneurs (Video), Wake Forest University School of Business, April 12, 2012
Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, KPMG; CEO, KPMG Foundation
As a corporate social responsibility expert in Asia and an advocate of the civil society movement in China, Tsui has created KPMG China’s corporate social responsibility strategy. In 2008, Tsui oversaw the establishment of the KPMG Foundation. She leads firm initiatives with a special focus on education and sustainable development to address issues such as poverty, diversity and climate change. Her previous positions include working as managing director of Mercy Corps East Asia and heading up Community Affairs for Nike’s Asia Pacific region. She has also worked closely with multinationals, governments and international organizations such as the European Commission and The World Bank, focusing on poverty alleviation, microfinance and humanitarian assistance. She has been a board member for the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation since 2005 and was named one of the 2011 Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum.
2010 Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. S. Ng Fellow
Netcast: Corporate Social Responsibility in China, November 30, 2010. Click here to listen>>
Clinical Director, Right to Care
If you believe AIDS won't affect you, think again. Times Live, November 27, 2011
Netcast: Battling HIV/AIDS in South Africa, December 2, 2010. Click here to listen>>
Turning the Tide on South Africa's HIV/AIDS Epidemic, Yale Daily Bulletin, November 2, 2010.
Advisor, Nahdlatul Ulama
Netcast: Islam in Indonesia, December 2, 2010. Click here to listen>>