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Gifts to Feel Good About

Lisa Jones | December 9, 2014
As we enter the holiday season, many struggle to find meaningful gifts that can be cherished not only for what they are, but the hope and possibility that they bring. Below you will meet 16 Fellows...

The Transformative Power of Networks

Lisa Jones | November 21, 2014
“We’re learning things that can’t be learned anywhere else.” “I’m asking the hard questions…redefining who I am.” “The world feels like a less...

Filming the Catadores: What I learned from Brazil’s Waste Pickers

Anna Sowa | November 18, 2014
It was last October as a 2013 Laureate Global Fellow that I first set foot in Brazil. During the fellowship retreat, Dr. James Toole helped Fellows navigate our entrepreneurial journeys and plan...

En Route to Change: Reflections on my Fellowship Experience

Anoka Abeyrathne | November 5, 2014
20 Fellows. 17 Countries. One week in Peru. I sit in the Paris airport, exhausted after more than 25 hours of flying—Lima to Miami to Paris. The weight of leaving Peru hits me and I blink back...

2014 Laureate Global Fellowship Events

Lisa Jones | October 8, 2014
Qasim is working in Pakistan to encourage history students to examine their textbooks more closely--to understand the other side of every story and to question their assumptions. Yaseen creates open-...