Diplomacy & Diversity Fellowship

Diplomacy & Diversity Fellowship

Dear Friends,

We are very pleased to announce that applications for the 2016 Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship are now open! The Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship is a transatlantic educational program for American and European graduate students.

The Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship

When: May 29 – June 26, 2016
Where: Washington, Berlin and Warsaw
Who’s Eligible: Graduate students and recent graduates of universities in the United States, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey and Ukraine
Application Deadline: January 13, 2016

Humanity in Action invites applications from students enrolled in graduate or advanced professional programs, including programs for masters, doctorates, MDs, JDs, MBAs and other graduate degrees. Applicants should seek to build careers in foreign policy, diplomacy and government service, international development, trade and business, NGOs and other international fields. Veterans and candidates of minority backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Humanity in Action Fellows and Senior Fellows are eligible to apply if they meet the other criteria of eligibility.

About the Program

The Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship is a collaborative, transatlantic educational program on international relations and global diversity. The Fellowship is designed to develop leadership skills and knowledge among graduate students aspiring to careers in foreign policy. Over four weeks, 24 American and European graduate students meet with leaders in government, business and academia to discuss contemporary global challenges.

Fellows play an active role in the program by leading discussions, introducing speakers and sharing research. This is a collaborative undertaking which builds upon the capacity of Fellows to challenge and advance their own knowledge, perspectives and attitudes towards complex international issues. Speakers in the Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship are leaders, experts and practitioners from foreign ministries and governmental agencies, international NGOs, universities, the private sector, think tanks, media outlets and foreign policy organizations. Speakers have included:

•Karen Donfried, President of the German Marshall Fund of the United States
• Geneviève Garrigos, President of Amnesty International France
• Ron Noble, Secretary General of INTERPOL
• Peter Neumann, Director of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation
• Clara Gaymard, President of General Electric France
• Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference and former German Ambassador to the United States
• Cem Özdemir, National Chairman of the German Green Party
• Éric Chevallier, former French Ambassador to Syria
• Vishakha Desai, former President of the Asia Society
After the formal program, the Fellows research and write essays on contemporary issues in international relations that relate to diversity or pluralism. Humanity in Action publishes a compilation of the essays.

Humanity in Action’s Mission and Network
Humanity in Action Fellowship programs seek to educate, connect and inspire the world’s future leaders to be responsible citizens in the broadest range of fields – government and diplomacy, journalism, entrepreneurship and trade, grassroots activism, academia and culture and the arts.

Upon successful completion of these programs, Fellows will join the global network of over 1,500 Humanity in Action Senior Fellows. As Senior Fellows, they are eligible for advanced professional and educational opportunities, such as fellowships in the United States Congress and the European Parliament and study trips and professional trainings in cities like Detroit, Berlin, Athens and Kigali.

We hope that you will consider applying for this program and that you will share this Call for Applications widely with your colleagues and contacts. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at diplomacy@humanityinaction.org.


Judith S. Goldstein, Ph.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Humanity in Action