Twenty-three ascendant leaders from 21 countries are in the United States for Eisenhower Fellowships’ prestigious 2022 Global Program, six weeks of intensive, mid-career development in the United States this fall in pursuit of groundbreaking projects and enlightening exchanges with critical thinkers in their fields.
These exceptional leaders from the worlds of international business, finance, academia, manufacturing, government, music, media, medicine and law will travel across the country from early October to mid-November to expand their professional horizons and forge new collaborations to better their societies.
“At this difficult moment of war and fear in the world, these connections and friendships across borders and cultures that Eisenhower Fellowships provides will advance the cause of peace,” said EF Chairman, former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates. Drawn from across Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and Australia, the 2022 Global Fellows are private and public sector leaders engaged in addressing some of the most pressing issues of our times.
They provide health care for the ailing, protect the environment and combat climate change, working to limit the emissions generated by big cities and reduce the carbon footprint of hospitals. They apply behavioral genetics in personalized learning for children.
They employ culture and art-immersion therapies to help people struggling with mental health issues. They place women in corporate boardrooms, incubate high-tech startups and look for new ways the private sector can support governments in providing security, welfare and stability. They strive to reduce sectarian violence, serve immigrant communities through music and forge new partnerships to strengthen cross-Atlantic U.S.-European ties.
Their biographies are here.
“We are proud to welcome these dynamic young leaders to the U.S. to exchange ideas and enhance mutual understanding leading to positive impact in their countries,” said EF President George de Lama.
Now in its 69th year and named for America’s 34th president, EF brings together innovative leaders from across geographies and sectors to tackle big challenges and improve the world. Since 1953, more than 2,400 mid-career leaders from 115 countries have benefitted from the unique experience of an Eisenhower Fellowship. Each Fellow travels on a customized itinerary designed to serve their project goals. Typically, they visit eight to 10 U.S. cities and meet with dozens of experts in their fields.