Sixteen global leaders named 2016 Yale World Fellows

An Austrian climate change expert, a Syrian human rights activist, a Chinese journalist, and 13 other game-changing global leaders have been named 2016 Yale World Fellows.

This cohort brings the total number of Yale World Fellows since the program’s start in 2002 to 291 fellows, representing 86 countries. This year marks the 15th cohort of Yale World Fellows.

“I’m delighted to announce the 2016 cohort of Yale World Fellows,” said Emma Sky, director of Yale World Fellows program. “They are wonderful sources of inspiration and mentors for Yale students.”