Sixteen global leaders named 2017 World Fellows

A Liberian doctor, a Mongolian human rights lawyer, an Argentinean social entrepreneur, and 13 other game-changing global leaders have been named 2017 World Fellows.

This cohort brings the total number of World Fellows since the program’s start in 2002 to 309 fellows, representing 87 countries. This year marks the 16th cohort of World Fellows.

“The 2017 World Fellows are extraordinary individuals who share a commitment to open society and a belief that what unites us is far greater than what divides us,” said Emma Sky, director of the Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program. “They join our network of over 300 World Fellows, working to make our world a better place for all,” she said.