BECAUSE OF MY EISENHOWER FELLOWSHIP MARKS EF'S 60TH ANNIVERSARY (1953-2013). 


To celebrate this milestone, short stories of 60 selected Eisenhower Fellows have been collected to highlight six decades of dialogue & collaboration . These stories promise to capture your interest and answer the question "What was the result of this Eisenhower Fellowship?" (For all Eisenhower Fellows: please check your email for further instructions on getting your copy!) 







  • Doyin Abiola

Doyin Abiola

NIGERIA, 1986

Utilizes media to advocate for democracy, while mentoring a younger generation of leaders
  • mary angawa

Mary Ang'awa

KENYA, 1998

Re-vamped administration of Kenya’s judicial system to create space for women
  • Irina Anghel

Irina Anghel-Enescu

ROMANIA, 2008

An "evangelist entrepreneur" investing in passion and compassion

Watch her story here.
  • yilmaz arguden

Dr. Yilmaz Arguden

TURKEY, 1993

“Shaping the Future” through Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Antonio Battro

Antonio Battro

ARGENTINA, 1986

Bringing peace and justice through worldwide education
  • zuzana brazdova

Zuzana Brazdova

CZECH REPUBLIC, 1992

Developed a new national focus on nutrition in the Czech Republic
  • Franc Bucar

Franc Bucar

YUGOSLAVIA (SLOVENIA), 1959

Took personal risks to advocate democracy in a communist society.
  • rafael bundoc

Dr. Rafael Cruz Bundoc

PHILIPPINES, 2007

Launched the first School of Prosthetics and Orthotics in the Philippines; one of only 12 worldwide
  • martin burt

Dr. Martín Burt

PARAGUAY, 1994

“It is magical to show that the world need not be governed by greed but by humanism.”
  • susan baragwanath

Dr. Susan Cave Baragwanath

NEW ZEALAND, 1994

After experiencing an unwavering ‘No’ from the Ministry of Education, went on to build a high school for teen parents, now replicated 50 times over
  • david lavery

David A. Lavery

NORTHERN IRELAND, 1989

With Ireland's Paddy Teahon, Fellows’ trust aided in peace negotiation
  • Pisit Charoenwongsa

Pisit Charoenwongsa

THAILAND, 1989

Raising culture to a new level of appreciation
  • jacqueline cramer

Jacqueline Cramer

NETHERLANDS, 1992

Participated in climate change debate with 193 countries in Copenhagen
  • demirel sami

Suleyman Demirel

TURKEY, 1954

"Looking back, I am so happy that I overcame that hesitation and took that leap of faith."
  • Antonio Dias Leite

Antonio Dias Leite

BRAZIL, 1960

Influenced decades of reform in Brazil’s mining and energy sectors
  • alejandro alfonso diaz

Alejandro Diaz

MEXICO, 2010

Empowering people through trust and respect, in healthcare and beyond.
  • Simone Duarte

Simone Duarte

BRAZIL, 1996

Learned that being a leader means taking risks and making the right decisions for those she leads.

Watch her story here.
  • ellis

Jerry Ellis

AUSTRALIA, 1983

Grew the world's largest mining company
  • etchebarne conrado

Conrado Etchebarne

ARGENTINA, 1962

Drafted a holistic reform of the Argentine stock exchange system
  • Anwar Fazal

Anwar Fazal

MALAYSIA, 1972

Bringing local issues to the global stage
  • hillman frazier

Honorable Hillman Frazier

USA, 1998

Led to lifelong engagement in international education
  • kiyoko fujii

Kiyoko Fujii

JAPAN, 1977

Dedicated her career to equal rights for Japanese women
  • jane golden

Jane Golden

USA, 2003

"Government" and "justice" are not words typically associated with "art," but Jane Golden has embraced and united all three with great success
  • Manori Gunawardena

Manori Gunawardena

SRI LANKA, 2010

Began her fellowship expecting to be the student and became the teacher

Watch her story here.
  • Paris conference planning committee

Claude Henrion

FRANCE, 1968

Eisenhower Fellowships inspires a life re-imagined
  • ramon hermano

Ramon Hermano

PHILPPINES, 1959

Brought new energy solutions to his country

Watch his story here.
  • Puni Iskandar

Tri Mumpuni Iskandar

INDONESIA, 2009

With IBEKA, has built 82 community-run hydropower plants that provide electricity to 500,000 in rural Indonesia
  • karim kawar 0

Karim Kawar

JORDAN, 2000

Takes risks & utilizes failure as an integral component of future ICT success


  • Kamal Khalid

Kamal Khalid

MALAYSIA, 2005

Found unexpected confidence & personal enrichment a world away from home

Watch his story here.
  • Abdul Bari Khan

Abdul Bari Khan

PAKISTAN, 2004

Founded the first free hospital in Pakistan
  • nezir kirdar

Nezir Kirdar

IRAQ/TURKEY, 1957

With relentless devotion to EF & a mutual respect for Fellows, he has truly embodied the EF spirit
  • elena kolovskaya1

Elena Kolovskaya

Building a worldwide dialogue through art, in light of the U.S. attacks of 9/11
  • Colin Powell with Jeffrey Koo

Jeffrey L. S. Koo

CHINA (TAIWAN), 1971

"Leader of leaders" created the first EF Alumni Chapter
  • gunvor kronman

Gunvor Kronman

FINLAND, 2007

Investing time in the next generation of female leadership

Watch her story here.
  • Liang Gui

Liang Gui

CHINA, 2001

Under his leadership, more than 300 national incubators were established in China in the early 2000s
  • melissa little

Melissa Little

AUSTRALIA, 2006

A rise to leadership in the world of stem cell research
  • Olive Luena

Olive Luena

TANZANIA, 1994

Makes significant advancements in the peace movement in Tanzania
  • monica macovei

Monica Macovei

ROMANIA, 1997

Implemented reforms in the judicial system and took measures against corruption within the judiciary and political class
  • Raman Madhok

Raman Madhok

INDIA, 2004

Strongly believes that it is not the products that bring in profits, but healthy and satisfied employees
  • shahid mahmud july 2016

Shahid Mahmud

PAKISTAN, 2001

"What I took away from my time as an Eisenhower Fellow is a sense of responsibility"
  • diane melley

Diane Melley

USA, 2001

Improved teacher quality and student achievement in the Philadelphia School District

  • kapil mohan

Kapil Mohan

INDIA, 2009

Laying the groundwork for India's 'intelligent' electrical grid
  • adrienne mollor

Adrienne Mollor

USA, 2010

Shares best practices with agricultural leaders to achieve better results

Watch her story here.
  • maureen mutasa

Maureen Mutasa

ZIMBABWE, 2002 

Leveraging her fellowship to bring Zimbabwe into the international standards community
  • Chris Nowinski

Christopher Nowinski

USA, 2011

Uniting organizations to prevent brain trauma in athletes

Watch his story here.
  • samsudin osman

Samsudin Osman

MALAYSIA, 1997

Consistently sharing his passion for the public and acting as a role model for other leaders
  • Rosa Maria Palacios

Rosa Maria Palacios

PERU, 1987

Using data she collected during her fellowship, crafts ethical standards at Peru's largest national radio station
  • Won Soon Park

Park Won-Soon

KOREA, 1999 

Persistently building bridges of understanding for the public good
  • anna barbara proietti

Anna Bárbara Proietti

  • nafeesur rahman

Dr. Nafeesur Rahman

BANGLADESH, 2008

Creating opportunities for people with disabilities with new allies in the U.S.

Watch his story here.
  • Yewande Sadiku

Yewande Sadiku

NIGERIA, 2010

Eisenhower Fellowships was the cornerstone to the creation of her film and the crucial beginnings of a new phase for Nollywood
  • Sister Mary Scullion

Sister Mary Scullion

USA, 2003

Helping the homeless bridge the digital divide
  • vincent siew

Vincent Siew

CHINA (TAIWAN), 1985

Believed his country had to overcome its difficulties in pursuit of the goals of trade liberalization and internationalization.
  • dan songco

Danilo Songco

PHILIPPINES, 1999

Challenges others to imagine what they can do to go beyond their current sphere of reality
  • norbert syzperski

Norbert Szyperski

GERMANY, 1962 

Ultimately responsible for launching 65 enterprises, including Germany's first venture capital undertaking based on the U.S. model
  • chin nam tan

Chin Nam Tan

SINGAPORE, 1995

Brought new life to Singapore with a fusion of arts, business, & technology

Watch his story here.
  • paddy teahon

Patrick Teahon

IRELAND, 1989

With Northern Ireland's David Lavery, Fellows’ trust aided in peace negotiation
  • dr sam thenya passport size photo

Dr. Samuel Thenya

KENYA, 2008

Improving women's healthcare, increasing access, & having a greater social impact

Watch his story here.
  • Oyuna Tsedevdamba

Oyungerel Tsedevdamba

MONGOLIA, 2011

From Politics to Paleontology: Bringing a Mongolian Dinosaur Home
  • av

Alfonso Vegara

SPAIN, 1987

"In light of this visible impact that humankind had on the earth over the past 150 years, the greatest challenge of the 21st century became building a sustainable future..."
  • bernardine vester

Bernardine Vester

NEW ZEALAND, 2002

Re-engineered education in New Zealand to have an intergenerational focus

Watch her story here.
  • Philip Yeo

Philip Yeo

SINGAPORE, 1987

In 1986, he was tasked with restoring Singapore's economy after their 1st recession, By 1988, Singapore's economy was repaired and full employment restored.