Three Africans Named World Fellows at Yale University

Yale University has announced its 2008 class of World Fellows. Eighteen young scholars from around the globe will come to New Haven this fall to take a seminar taught by a number of Yale’s most prestigious faculty. They will also have the opportunity to take any other course taught at Yale. In addition, the World Fellows will be invited to weekly dinners which will be attended by American and foreign dignitaries and scholars.

The goals of the World Fellows program is to give advanced training to emerging world leaders, to form a network of these young leaders, and to foster international understanding and cooperation.

Among the 2008 World Fellows are three young Africans:

• Emmanuel Asiedu, director of Stanbic Investment Management Services in Ghana;

• Precious Lunga, an epidemiologist who manages the United Kingdom’s Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit in Zimbabwe; and

• Ibidapo Oyewole, executive director of the Centre for African Policy and Peace Strategy in Nigeria.