HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2014 EVENTS

 
  • Women's Leadership Conference, London, England. May 1 – 4, 2014. Eisenhower Fellows from government, private sector, and non-profit arenas around the globe gathered in London to address leadership challenges for women. Keynote presentations were made by Christine Todd Whitman, Chair, Eisenhower Fellowships Executive Committee; Maud Olofsson, former Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden; and the Rt Hon Baroness Scotland of Asthal, QC, Member of the House of Lords. 
     
  • Ireland, Kilkenny. September 12-13. The Irish Fellows organized an event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Eisenhower Fellowships' Single Area Program for Ireland.  
     
  • Latin American Regional Event, Lima, Peru, October 7-9. Eisenhower Fellows of Peru hosted “Latin America Political and Economic Issues: Science and Technology in the Region,” with sessions organized by the EF Latin America Women’s Network at the Club Nacional in Lima. 
 
  • Peace and Prosperity in ARMM, ManilaPhilippinesOctober 7. The Eisenhower Fellows Association of the Philippines continue to build on their work to promote peace and prosperity in the Autonomous Region of Muslin Mindanao (ARMM). They held a forum of stakeholders to hear from Gov. of ARMM Mujiv Hataman who reported on the outcome of his fellowship and will present his plan for the region. 
 
  • Disrupt, North Carolina, United States, October 9. The Fellows of North Carolina held their 3rd gathering in the “Disrupt” series of conversations. The event included presentations from 2014 Innovation Fellows, followed by a Q & A session.

  • Southeast Asia Regional unConference, Hanoi, Vietnam, October 10-12. The Fellows of ASEAN held a unConference in Hanoi around the theme of the ASEAN economic community and the role of Eisenhower Fellows in that community. 
     
  • Reforming Thailand: The Way Out of the Current Political Crisis, Bangkok, Thailand, October 13. The Fellows of Thailand hosted a conversation at the Mercure Hotel in Bangkok to raise awareness of EF and address the current political turmoil. The event began with a session on “Getting to Know EF”, followed by a conversation entitled “Reforming Thailand: The Way Out of the Current Political Crisis”. Presenters included many Thai Eisenhower Fellows.
     
  • Meeting of Hungarian Fellows, Budapest, Hungary, October14. The Hungarian Fellows hosted a local gathering at the Corvinus University of Economics. The event will begin with a private gathering of Fellows, followed by conversations on Hungarian competitiveness led by former Minister of Economic Affairs Attila Chikan. The event also served to officially launch the Hungarian National Alumni Chapter of Eisenhower Fellowships. 
     
  • Australian Fellows Welcome USA Fellow, Sydney, Australia, October 14. Eisenhower Fellows of Australia invited Amit Singh (USA '14) to kick off his program with an informal gathering.
     
  • Strengthening EF Network, Prague, Czech Republic, October 14. Fellows gathered for a casual dinner to exchange ideas on recruiting candidates.
 
  • Celebrations in France, Paris, France, October 14. French Eisenhower Fellows welcomed guests from Japan and the United States to commemorate & renew the fellowship experience by exchanging international perspectives.
     
  • European Regional Event, Rome, Italy. October 24-26. This was the third annual such event (London in 2012, the Hague in 2013) and largest to date, with 60 participants representing 16 countries. Superintendent of the Florence Museum District Cristina Acidini (Italy ’97) presented a riveting workshop on Michelangelo. This was the centerpiece of the weekend, which included an evening at “Villa Taverna”, the residence of the U.S. Ambassador where Minister Counselor Kathleen Doherty hosted the group and highlighted cooperation between the U.S. and Italy. An exploration of the city of Rome and its historical treasures was captured in a guided bus tour and special visit to the Capitoline Museum. EF business was discussed on the concluding day when EF President George de Lama held a dialogue with the Fellows on plans for upcoming programs and the important role that all Fellows play in sustaining the organization as it continues to evolve.
     
  • 3rd Annual Eisenhower Fellowships unConference: Collaborate with ImpactPhiladelphia, PA, November 9-11. Philadelphia Fellows & EF HQ hosted the 3rd Annual unConference at the Hotel Palomar. Fellows from the 2014 Innovation Program, as well as the Alumni Advisory Council, joined the interactive event. 
     
  • Improving Relations in East Asia, Tokyo, Japan. November 18. Fellows gathered for a casual dinner to share updates on the newest addition to the network Hiroaki Kuwajima (‘14) and discuss ways of strengthening connections with Eisenhower Fellows in Vietnam and Korea.
     
  • Welcoming New Addition, Santiago, Chile. November 19. The Fellows of Chile celebrated Eisenhower Day of Fellowship at the home of U.S. Ambassador to Chile Mike Hammer. Chilean Fellows were joined by leaders from the non-governmental, government, and private sectors. The event served to re-connect the Chilean Fellows and acquaint leaders from all sectors with Eisenhower Fellowships. Highlights of the program were the welcoming of 2015 Chilean Eisenhower Fellow Alfonso Pero and an address by Francisca Valdes (’08) who spoke about the Fellows of the region working together towards collaborative impact.