Eisenhower Fellowships Welcomes 21 Innovators from Around the World

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Twenty-one creative global professionals from five distinct fields of innovation have been selected as the 2018 Eisenhower Innovation Fellows. These ascendant leaders from around the world will embark on a seven-week journey across the United States to engage in transformative exchanges of ideas with leading innovators in their fields.   During their fellowships, these mid-career... Read More

Thanh Bui in Culture Magazine

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"Artist Thanh Bui (Vietnam '17) opens up about his burning passion for, and anticipation of the future of the arts in Vietnam." Read the full article from Culture Magazine here.   Read More

Stories of Impact

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As leaders who better the world around them, Eisenhower Fellows use the transformative power of their fellowship experience to translate their enhanced personal capabilities into action.  Strengthening the global network and fostering collaboration among our Fellows to achieve sustainable, real-world impact across sectors and national borders is a primary strategic objective of EF.  Our network... Read More

Hap Wagner

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Harold "Hap" Wagner 1935-2018                                                               Longtime Eisenhower Fellowships Trustee Harold "Hap" Wagner lost his battle with cancer and passed away peacefully in the San Francisco Bay area on July 26, surrounded by his loving family.   A brilliant engineer and star collegiate athlete who became a nationally prominent business executive and... Read More

Philadelphia Events, May 2018

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Celebration Dinner for General Colin L. Powell, USA (Retired) Marking a historic milestone in the life of Eisenhower Fellowships, hundreds of members of the EF global family converged on Philadelphia on May 16 and 17 to pay tribute to our outgoing Chairman, General Colin L. Powell, USA (Retired) and welcome his successor, former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates.   Annual Meeting... Read More

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

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