More than 4,300 fellows from Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America have received graduate degrees at universities worldwide thanks to the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP). These students have not only advanced their own learning, but have brought their new knowledge and skills to their home countries, helping to create meaningful social change for their communities.

 

A gathering to reflect on the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program, and celebrating a new generation of social change leaders. Scroll down for more videos from the day.


About the Event

As this groundbreaking program draws to a close, we gather to celebrate the IFP’s remarkable results and discuss how it has influenced educational achievement around the world.


9:00 am

Welcome and Introduction
Luis A. Ubiñas President, Ford Foundation


9:15 am

Scholarship for Social Change: Realizing a Vision
Darren Walker (Moderator) Vice President, Education, Creativity and Free Expression, Ford Foundation
Joan Dassin Executive Director, Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program
Bradford Smith President, Foundation Center

10:15 am
The Power of Partnership Across Diverse Regions
Ana Toni (Moderator) Former Representative, Ford Foundation Brazil
Everlyn Anyal Musa Director, Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program, Forum for African Women Educationalists, Kenya
Vivek Mansukhanl Director, Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program, United States-India Educational Foundation, India
David Navarrete Gómez Director, Ford Foundatiion International Fellowship Program, Center for Research and Higher Studies in Social Science, Mexico


11:15am

Fellows on the Frontlines: Opening Doors, Changing Lives
Frederick Lawrence President, Brandeis University
Florence Auma Apuri Team Leader, U.N. Population Fund, Uganda
Xin Hao Vice President, Green Zhejiang, China
Vo Thi Hoang Yen Founder, Disability Research and Capacity Development Center, Vietnam
Raúl Choque Larrauri Director, Office of Scholarships and Student Loans, Ministry of Education, Peru


12:30pm

Performance
Vaneshran Arumugam Alumnus, Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program, South Africa


12:45pm

Lunch Presentation: Innovation and Justice in the World Today
Wilmot James Parlimentarian, South Africa and Former Trustee, Ford Foundation


2:15pm

Closing Remarks
Darren Walker Vice President, Education, Creativity and Free Expression, Ford Foundation

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