Stanford Fellowship for Democracy and Development Opens

Ran Abramitzky. Associate Professor
Ran Abramitzky. Associate Professor

The Draper Hills Summer Fellows Programme at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law is seeking applications for its three-week training fellowship for global democratic leaders holding senior roles in their respective fields.

 The fellowship programme will bring together a group of 25 to 30 non-academic, mid-career practitioners in law, politics, government, private enterprise, civil society, and international development from all regions of the world. This training program provides a unique forum for emerging leaders to connect, exchange experiences, and receive academic training to enrich their knowledge and advance their work.

For three weeks during the summer, fellows will participate in academic seminars that expose them to the theory and practice of democracy, development, and the rule of law. Delivered by leading Stanford faculty from across the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Affairs, the Stanford Law School, the Graduate School of Business, and the Departments of Economics and Political Science, these seminars allow emerging leaders to explore new institutional models and frameworks to enhance their ability to promote democratic change in their home countries.

The fellowship we be held on the Stanford campus and take classes from leading Stanford faculty, visit Silicon Valley technology firms and connect to a peer network of democratic leaders.

The programme will take place July 12 to 31, 2020 in Stanford, California. The fellowship provides a forum for emerging leaders to connect, exchange experiences and receive academic training through seminars, academic readings and classroom-based curriculum.

A small travel fund is available for fellows who under no circumstances can support their travel or need to apply for a partial subsidy. Priority for accessing the travel fund will be given based on need, and destinations from which airline fares to California are exorbitant.

Stanford will ask all applicants to be prepared to contribute towards the cost of their participation in the fellowship, if they are selected. Typically this comes in the form of a fellow covering round-trip airfare to the Programme. Stanford will pay for accommodations, most meals, and transportation costs at the duration of the Programme.

Applications close on January 1, 2020

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