Highlights from 2015 Events 

  • EF Day 2015



Abuja, Nigeria, January 15
In collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Abuja, Eisenhower Fellows gathered to engage young Nigerians with discussions on governance, civics, political participation, entrepreneurship and employment.

Paris, France, May 20
French chapter attended 2015 Women's Leadership Program Fellow Claire-Marie Le Guay's concert

Mumbai, India, June 8
Keynote address by Dr. Raghuram G. Rajan, 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and former Chief Economist & Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund

Northern Ireland, September 11- 13
Annual Conference with keynotes from Minister for Finance and Personnel, Arlene Foster and President of the High Court, Judge Nicholas Kearns. 

Tokyo, Japan, October 2   
Reception featuring reports from Tamiko Nakamura, MNP 2015 and Hiroaki Kuwajima, MNP 2014

Spain, October 8
Combining EF Day with the presentation of a “First Amendment Award” was a strategy for great success which led to strong media coverage, including all major newspapers in Spain, the New York Times, and several TV stations in Madrid.  The Spanish Eisenhower Fellows led by Javier Cremades ’98 gathered to commemorate Eisenhower Fellowships and to present their 3rd annual “First Amendment Award” to a journalist espousing the ideals of the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment which provides for freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Gloria Lomana, recipient of the award is Director of a leading TV station, “Antena 3”. 

Philippines, October 8
EF Day was celebrated in the Philippines with a gathering of EF Fellows, government, business, and civil society leaders at the Ayala Museum in Makati City. After a keynote address from US Ambassador, H.E. Phillip D. Goldberg, talk and presentations turned to the Consequential Outcomes Program and of collective accomplishments in bringing the dividends of peace to areas devastated by war.   

Philadelphia, USA, October 9
Reception with mayoral candidate Jim Kenney as keynote. 

North Carolina, USA, October 11
More than 30 Eisenhower Fellows and Friends gathered to celebrate President Eisenhower's legacy with fun, food and fellowship.  Maintaining the tradition of service, the event raised more than $2,000 for SEEDs, a nonprofit working with inner-city youth through community gardening. 

Fellows from South East Asia met for at the East Asia Regional Eisenhower Fellowships UnConference ‘Revisiting Asian Values’. Eisenhower Fellowships president, George de Lama, was there to give welcoming remarks, followed by a full program on topics from social and economic changes to future prospects and challenges.  The event culminated in dinner and a beautiful cruise on the Chao Phraya river.

Taipei, China (Taiwan), October 14
Dinner party and presentation of Cross-Strait Youth Leadership Program

EF Day in Jamaica included Eisenhower Fellow Daniel Isom (USA ’13), a member of the Ferguson Commission, as part of the 25th Anniversary of Crime Stop Jamaica, addressing crime fighting in the age of social media and tactics for effective and fair community policing. The event provided a solid basis for exchange geared towards solutions between Dr. Isom and senior officials in Jamaica.


Colombo, Sri Lanka, October 30
Island-wide English Essay Competition in Schools, with American Centre

Budapest, Hungary , November 2
Discussion on water and sustainable development with keynote speaker, Gabor Ungvari, Senior
Expert on Water Economics Regional Center for Energy Policy Research.  The day began with a
welcome speech by Kalman Kovacs, Director, Federated Innovation and Knowledge Center of
Budapest University of Technology and Economics, '01. The Hungarian chapter also introduced its
newest Fellow, Balazs Toth, '16.