Past Fellows by Date
2017 to 2018
Born and raised in Harlem, New York City her career as an educator, artist, and activist spans more than half a century.
Bill McKibben is an author and environmentalist who in 2014 was awarded the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the ‘alternative Nobel.’
2016 to 2017
João Vale de Almeida is a senior European Union diplomat who was appointed as EU Ambassador to the United Nations October 16, 2015.
Dr. Hawa Abdi Dhiblawe is the founder and chairperson of the Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation (DHAF), a non-profit organization.
2015 to 2016
Ambassador Susan E. Rice was the President Obama’s National Security Advisor.
Secretary Norman Y. Mineta, has a distiguished career as a innovative leader in the fields of transportation, commerce, public policy, and technology.
Paul Simon’s distinguished music career spans six decades and includes twelve Grammy Awards.
2014 to 2015
Ambassador Samantha Power is the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and a member of President Obama’s Cabinet. At the United Nations, Ambassador Power works to advance U.S.
As the spiritual head of the 900-year-old Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, has emerged as an important thought leader for our time.
2013 to 2014
Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian peace activist responsible for leading a women’s peace movement that helped bring an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003.
Poet, novelist, philosopher, environmental activist, cultural critic, and farmer Wendell Berry will present the next Chubb Fellowship Lecture as a guest of Timothy Dwight College and the Yale Susta
2012 to 2013
Leonel Antonio Fernández Reyna is a Dominican lawyer, academic, and was President of the Dominican Republic from 1996 to 2000 and from 2004 to 2012.
Aung San Suu Kyi is the Chair of Burma’s leading opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD).
2011 to 2012
The interview and discussion with Mr. Freeman was titled “Life and Work”.
Shah Rukh Khan, is often referred to as “The King of Bollywood” and has acted in over 70 Hindi films.
2010 to 2011
John DeStefano, Jr. is Executive Vice President of Start Bank of New Haven, a community development financial institution of which he was an incorporating director and on whose board he continues to serve.
Nicholas D. Kristof, a columnist for The New York Times since November 2001, writes op-ed columns that appear twice a week.