Eisenhower Fellowships welcomes new chairman, former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates

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Eisenhower Fellowships welcomes new chairman, former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, awards Eisenhower Medal of Leadership and Service to David and Susan Eisenhower   Philadelphia--Eisenhower Fellowships will welcome former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates as its new chairman at its Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner on May 17, 2018.  Secretary Gates, who served eight American... Read More

Dr. Robert M. Gates

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  Robert M. Gates     Robert Gates served as the 22nd secretary of defense (2006-2011) and is the only secretary of defense in U.S. history to be asked to remain in that office by a newly elected President. President Barack Obama was the eighth president Gates served. He previously served under President George W. Bush.   On Gates’ last day in office, President Barack Obama awarded... Read More

Welcome Susan Kohler Reed

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We are delighted to welcome Susan Kohler Reed as EF’s new Director of Programs and Communications, overseeing all International and USA Programs and our strategic communications efforts.   Kohler Reed comes to us from her most recent position Director of Programs for Citizen Diplomacy International in Philadelphia, where she has been responsible for overall management and administration of... Read More

Distinguished Fellow Award 2018

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  Eisenhower Fellowships will honor Dr. Mari Pangestu of Indonesia as the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Fellow Award, the organization’s highest award for a Fellow.   Mari Pangestu is a deeply engaged Eisenhower Fellow with a distinguished career spanning 30 years in government, academia, diplomacy and private sector. She served as Indonesia’s Minister of Trade from 2004 to 2011, and... Read More

On the Road with George and Carrie

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  EF President George de Lama and his wife Carrie Holt de Lama have been on the move over the last few weeks, visiting eight countries in February and March to meet with Fellows, Trustees, donors and other friends of EF from Taipei to Istanbul. In the process, they met with senior government officials in Sri Lanka and Pakistan and with Carrie’s Bollywood colleagues in India, collecting stories... Read More

Nine American Leaders Selected as 2018 Zhi-Xing China Eisenhower Fellows

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A pioneer in energy efficiency will develop affordable energy solutions. A financial leader will encourage expanded entry into agricultural business. An artificial intelligence specialist will build an entrepreneurship bridge from China to Silicon Valley.   Innovators among peers, they are just three of the nine government, private sector and civil society leaders from the United States... Read More

Eisenhower Fellows take on SXSW

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Last year, close to 300,000 travelers from around the globe descended on Austin, Texas to partake in South by Southwest, a music, film and creative economy conference and festival. This year, Eisenhower Fellows were present, visible and demonstrating their leadership and drive at SXSW, giving our Fellows and organization an opportunity to be showcased through various opportunities.   Jack... Read More

EF Youth Leadership highlights

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Eisenhower himself said it best, in his remarks to the United Defense Fund in 1954. “You have got to have something in which to believe. You have got to have leaders, organization, friendships, and contacts that help you to believe that, and help you to put out your best.”   Proving this to be true, EF Youth Leaders have gone from strength to strength since their debut at the Future of Work... Read More

25 Global Leaders Selected as Eisenhower Fellows

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  A young Romanian former minister of health who has launched new start-up ventures to foster innovation in health care and provide a camp for children with cancer.  A Dutch pioneer of a new form of journalism for the 21st century. A Spanish founder of a lawyer’s association intent on creating legal frameworks for robotics and artificial intelligence.   Innovators among peers, they are... Read More

Annual Meeting Day Events 2018

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Please join us in Philadelphia on May 16 and 17, 2018 for two days of historic Eisenhower Fellowships events.   On Wednesday, May 16th, we will honor our Chairman General Powell, USA (Retired) for his 12 years of dedicated service and leadership at a celebratory dinner. On Thursday, May 17th, we will welcome our new Chairman, former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, at Annual Meeting... Read More

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