2021-2022 global scholars

Swathi Ramprasad

University of Oxford, Blavatnik School of Government

Samuel Vilchez-Santiago

University of Oxford, Blavatnik School of Government

Alexandra Duffy

IE University, School of Public Affairs

Rebecca Zlatkin

IE University, School of Public Affairs

Strengthening its vibrant partnership with two prestigious European universities, Eisenhower Fellowships named its 2021-2022 class of four Eisenhower Global Scholars.

Swathi Ramprasad, a graduate of Duke University, and Samuel Vilchez Santiago, a graduate of Princeton University, will attend Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government to pursue a Master of Public Policy degree. Alexandra Duffy, a graduate of Tulane University, and Ariel Rebecca Zlatkin, a graduate of Wellesley College, will attend IE University to pursue a Master in International Relations degree with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. You can hear more from the Scholars themselves here.

The unique program, now in its second year, harnesses the power and prestige of EF’s diverse global network of midcareer professionals to inspire, empower and connect a younger generation of American leaders, sending them to Europe for a year of postgraduate studies leading to a master’s degree.

After an exciting first year they spent in the United Kingdom and Spain, the 2020-2021 class of Eisenhower Global Scholars, Christian Correa, Naomi Ducat, Sruthi Palaniappan and Regina Siedow are completing their coursework and will spend the summer working on their projects in Europe and the United States.  You can see and hear more about their experience and how the program helped to shape it here.

“The Eisenhower Global Scholars Program is an exciting new way to expose more young American leaders to the rest of the world and to extend the extraordinary legacy of Dwight D. Eisenhower, one of our greatest presidents and military leaders, to new generations of young Americans,” said Eisenhower Fellowships Chairman Dr. Robert M. Gates, former U.S. secretary of defense. “We look forward to their taking their place in the ranks of Eisenhower Fellows who build bridges across borders and cultures.”

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