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Chubb Fellow 2018 to 2019

Gene Luen Yang
Gene Luen Yang | Award-winning graphic novelist, cartoonist, and educator

The Chubb Fellow for the Fall 2018 semester is Gene Luen Yang, the award-winning graphic novelist, cartoonist, and educator.

Chubb Fellow 2017 to 2018

 Faith Ringgold
Faith Ringgold | Artist, Writer, Activist

Born and raised in Harlem, New York City her career as an educator, artist, and activist spans more than half a century.

Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben | Author, Educator and Environmentalist

Bill McKibben is an author and environmentalist who in 2014 was awarded the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the ‘alternative Nobel.’ 

Chubb Fellow 2016 to 2017

João Vale de Almeida
João Vale de Almeida | Ambassador

João Vale de Almeida is a senior European Union diplomat who was appointed as EU Ambassador to the United Nations October 16, 2015.

Hawa Abdi
Hawa Abdi | Human Rights Activist and Physician

Dr. Hawa Abdi Dhiblawe is the founder and chairperson of the Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation (DHAF), a non-profit organization.

Chubb Fellow 2015 to 2016

Susan Rice
Susan Rice | National Security Advisor

Ambassador Susan E. Rice was the President Obama’s National Security Advisor. 

Norman Mineta
Norman Mineta | Secretary of Transportation

Secretary Norman Y. Mineta, has a distiguished career as a innovative leader in the fields of transportation, commerce, public policy, and technology.

Paul Simon
Paul Simon | Singer-Songwriter

Paul Simon’s distinguished music career spans six decades and includes twelve Grammy Awards.

Chubb Fellow 2014 to 2015

Samantha Power
Samantha Power | U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations

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.

Ogyen Trinley Dorje
Ogyen Trinley Dorje | His Holiness the 17th Karmapa

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. 

Chubb Fellow 2013 to 2014

Wendell Berry
Wendell Berry | Poet, Philosopher, Environmental Activist, Cultural Critic and Farmer

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

Leymah Gbowee
Leymah Gbowee | 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate and Liberian peace activist

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.

Chubb Fellow 2012 to 2013

Aung San Suu Kyi | Chair of the National League for Democracy and Member of Parliament, Burma/Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi is the Chair of Burma’s leading opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD).

Leonel Fernández | President of the Dominican Republic, 1996-2000 and 2004-2012

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.

Chubb Fellow 2011 to 2012

Morgan Freeman | Actor and Producer

The interview and discussion with Mr. Freeman was titled “Life and Work”.  

Shah Rukh Khan | Actor and Producer

Shah Rukh Khan, is often referred to as “The King of Bollywood” and has acted in over 70 Hindi films.  

Chubb Fellow 2010 to 2011

John DeStefano, Jr. | Mayor, City of New Haven

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 Kristof | New York Times Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist

Nicholas D. Kristof, a columnist for The New York Times since November 2001, writes op-ed columns that appear twice a week. 

Chubb Fellow 2009 to 2010

Carlos Fuentes | Writer
Chinua Achebe | Writer
Tzipi Livni | Member of the Israeli Knesset; Leader of the Opposition Kadima Party
Robert Farris Thompson | Professor, Art Historian

Chubb Fellow 2008 to 2009

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf | President of Liberia
Wynton Marsalis | Musician
Ted Sorensen | Author; Special Counsel to John F. Kennedy
Matt Hughes | Wrestler

Chubb Fellow 2007 to 2008

Cesar Pelli | Architect
Rita Dove | Poet
Gloria Steinem | Feminist Activist, Writer

Chubb Fellow 2006 to 2007

Steve Reich | Composer
Elie Wiesel | Author, Nobel Laureate
Christine Brennan | Sportswriter

Chubb Fellow 2005 to 2006

Harry Belafonte | Performer, activist
Sofia Coppola | Filmmaker

Chubb Fellow 2004 to 2005

Frank Gehry | Architect
David Halberstam | Journalist, author, historian
Richard Pound | Member, International Olympic Committee

Chubb Fellow 2003 to 2004

Carlos Fuentes | Novelist
Mikhail Baryshnikov | Choreographer, dancer
Richard Leakey | Paleoanthropologist, politician

Chubb Fellow 2002 to 2003

Ruth Simmons | President of Brown University

Chubb Fellow 2001 to 2002

Eddie Palmieri | Musician
Mel Martinez | Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Governor Gary Locke | State of Washington
Tadao Ando | Architect

Chubb Fellow 2000 to 2001

Governor George Pataki | State of New York
Yevgeny Yevtushenko | Russian poet, political dissident and politician
George H.W. Bush | 41st President of the U.S.; Vice-President of the U.S.; CIA Director

Chubb Fellow 1999 to 2000

Tito Puente | El Rey de Mambo, The King of Mambo
Judith Rodin | President, University of Pennsylvania
George Pataki | Governor State of New York

Chubb Fellow 1998 to 1999

H.E. Dr. Oscar Arias Sanchez | President of Costa Rica
Joseph Lieberman | U.S. Senator State of Connecticut
R.W. Apple, Jr. | Chief Correspondent, New York Times
John G. Rowland | Governor State of Connecticut

Chubb Fellow 1997 to 1998

Lord David Wilson of Tillyorn, GCMG | Governor of Hong Kong
Curtis Hanson | Feature Film Director; Academy Award Recipient for L.A. Confidential
Phil Gramm | U.S. Senator State of Texas
Henry Louis Gates | W.E.B. DuBois Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University

Chubb Fellow 1996 to 1997

Jack Kemp | 1996 Republican Nominee for Vice President
Shimon Peres | Prime Minister of Israel
Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski | National Security Advisor for President Jimmy Carter; Counselor, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Chubb Fellow 1995 to 1996

Richard Hayward | Chairman, Mashantucket Pequot Nation
Norman Mailer | Pulitzer Prize Winning Author
John Rowland | Governor, State of Connecticut

Chubb Fellow 1994 to 1995

Wilma Mankiller | Principal Chief, Cherokee Nation
Justice Harry A. Blackmun | United States Supreme Court
Walter Cronkite | Special Correspondent, Anchor, and Managing Editor, CBS News
Rudolph 1994-95 Giuliani | Mayor of New York City
Christine Todd Whitman | Governor, State of New Jersey

Chubb Fellow 1993 to 1994

John F. Kerry | U.S. Senator
Jean Bertrand Aristide | President of the Republic of Haiti
David N. Dinkins | Mayor of New York City
Sylvia Temkin | Assistant Director General; Department of Youth Aliyah
Dr. Benny 1993-94 Temkin | Member of the Israeli Knesset

Chubb Fellow 1992 to 1993

Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger | Archbishop of Paris
Hans Brunhart | Prime Minister, Head of Government, Principality of Liechtenstein

Chubb Fellow 1991 to 1992

Sebastiao Salgado | Humanitarian Photojournalist
Andre Milongo | Prime Minister of the Congo, Afirca
Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. | Governor, State of Connecticut
Richard M. Daley | Mayor of Chicago

Chubb Fellow 1990 to 1991

Willie Colon | Composer
Octavio Paz | Mexican Nobel Laureate for Poetry
Fernando Collor de Mello | President of the Republic of Brazil
Chai Ling | Primary Leader of the Chinese Students Democracy Movement; Tiananmen Square

Chubb Fellow 1989 to 1990

Toni Morrison | Nobel Laureate for Fiction
Amine Gemayel | President of the Republic of Lebanon
Robert T. 1989-90 Matsui | U.S. Congressman

Chubb Fellow 1988 to 1989

Hanif Kureishi | Screenwriter
Thomas Eagleton | U.S. Senator
Mario Vargas Llosa | Peruvian Novelist; Presidential Candidate
Edward Kennedy | U.S. Senator

Chubb Fellow 1987 to 1988

Patricia Schroeder | U.S. Congresswoman
Randall Robinson | Activist, Trans Africa
Ntozake Shange | Playwright, Poet, Novelist
David Steel | Head, United Kingdom's Liberal Party

Chubb Fellow 1986 to 1987

Henry Cisneros | Mayor of San Antonio; President, National League of Cities, Secretary of Housing & Urban Development
Mieczyslaw Maneli | Poland Forum
Boleslaw Wierzbianski | Poland Forum
Joanna Rostropowicz Clark | Poland Forum
Michael Kaufman | Poland Forum
William Styron | Poland Forum
Jerzy Kosinski | Poland Forum
Irving Krsitol | Essayist; Editor
Raul Alfonsin | President of the Republic of Argentina
Moshe Arens | Minister-Without-Portfolio, Israel; Defense Minister of the State of Israel

Chubb Fellow 1985 to 1986

Simon Wiesenthal | Nazi Hunter; Founder of the Jewish Documentation Center
Peter Ueberroth | Commissioner of Baseball
Bruce Babbitt | Governor, State of Arizona
Richard Thornburgh | Attorney General of the U.S.; Governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Betty Friedan | Founder, National Organization of Women; Author, The Feminine Mystique

Chubb Fellow 1984 to 1985

Mario Cuomo | Governor of New York
Nicole Hollander | Syndicated Cartoonist
Amhadou Ahidjo | President, Republic of the Cameroon

Chubb Fellow 1983 to 1984

Robert McNamara | U.S. Secretary of Defense
Jesse Jackson | Civil Rights Activist; Presidential Candidate
Wole Soyinka | Nigerian Playwright
Jerzy Milewski | Executive Director of "Solidarnosc"

Chubb Fellow 1982 to 1983

His Highness Matodja Gazon | King of the Djuka Nation, Suriname
Alexander Haig | U.S. Secretary of State; Commander-in-Chief of N.A.T.O. forces
Bruce Morrison | U.S. Congressman
Teddy Kolek | Mayor of Jerusalem
Norman Mailer | Novelist

Chubb Fellow 1981 to 1982

Shirley Ann Williams | International Symposium on Black Women Writers
Buchi Emecheta | International Symposium on Black Women Writers
Paule Marshall | International Symposium on Black Women Writers
Alice Walker | International Symposium on Black Women Writers
Walter Mondale | Vice President of the United States
John Lehman | Secretary of the Navy
Sol Linowitz | Special Representative of the President to West Bank Autonomy Talks; Negotiator of the Panama Canal Treaty

Chubb Fellow 1980 to 1981

Lord Killanin | Chairman of the International Olympics Committee
Harry A. Blackmun | Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
Moshe Dayan | Minister of Defense of the State of Israel; Foreign Minister

Chubb Fellow 1979 to 1980

Shirley Temple Black | U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana; Chief of Protocol of the U.S.
Jack Kemp | U.S. Congressman
Gary Hart | U.S. Senator
Moshe Dayan | Minister of Defense of the State of Israel; Foreign Minister
Robert Redford | Film Producer; Actor; Environmentalist

Chubb Fellow 1978 to 1979

Nancy Landon Kassebaum | U.S. Senator
Abraham A. Ribicoff | U.S. Senator
Edward I. Koch | Mayor of New York City

Chubb Fellow 1977 to 1978

Kenneth A. Gibson | Mayor of Newark
Santiago Carrillo | Secretary General of the Communist Party of Spain
Henry M. Jackson | U.S. Senator
Vernon E. Jordan | Executive Director, National Urban League

Chubb Fellow 1976 to 1977

Reubin O'D. Askew | Governor of Florida
Michael Harrington | Socialist Writer
Morris K. Udall | U.S. Congressman; Charman, Committee of Interior and Insular Affairs
George H.W. Bush | 41st President of the U.S.; Vice-President of the U.S.; CIA Director
Gerald R. Ford | President of the U.S.; Vice-President of the U.S.; U.S. Congressman
Edward H. Levi | U.S. Attorney General; President, The University of Chicago

Chubb Fellow 1975 to 1976

James R. Schlesinger | Secretary of Defense
Daniel Patrick Moynihan | U.S. Permanent Representative to the U.N.; U.S. Senator
Ella T. Grasso | Governor of Connecticut
Charles McCurdy Mathias | U.S. Senator
Edward Heath | Prime Minister of Great Britain
David L. Boren | Governor of Oklahoma; U.S. Senator
Mario Soares | Secretary General of the Socialist Party of Portugal; Prime Minister of Portugal
Joseph Biden | U.S. Senator

Chubb Fellow 1974 to 1975

Benjamin C. Bradlee | Executive Editor, The Washington Post
Thomas O. Enders | Assistant Secretary of State; Ambassador from the U.S. to Canada
John V. Lindsay | U.S. Congressman; Mayor of New York City
Jimmy Carter | President of the United States; Governor of Georgia
F. Bradford Morse | U.S. Congressman; Under Secretary General, The United Nations
Hubert H. Humphrey | Vice President of the United States; U.S. Senator
Maynard Jackson | Mayor of Atlanta

Chubb Fellow 1973 to 1974

William Taylor | Conference on Film and Politics
Emile de Antonio | Conference on Film and Politics
Charles Guggenheim | Conference on Film and Politics
Thomas Patterson | Conference on Film and Politics
Samuel Archibald | Conference on Film and Politics
Marya Mannes | Writer
Les Aspin | U.S. Congressman,; Chairman, House Armed Services Committee
Sam J. Ervin, Jr. | U.S. Senator
Jesse Jackson | Civil Rights Leader; Director, Operation PUSH
Elliot Lee Richardson | Secretary, H.E.W.; Secretary of Defense, U.S. Attorney General

Chubb Fellow 1972 to 1973

Yvonne Brathwaite Burke | U.S. Congresswoman
Lowell Weicker | U.S. Congressman, Senator
William Benton | U.S. Senator; Publisher of Encyclopedia Brittanica
Bob Eckhardt | U.S. Congressman
Ralph Nader | Consumer Advocate
Edward R. Roybal | U.S. Congressman
Alan S. Paton | Writer; President of the South African Liberal Party

Chubb Fellow 1971 to 1972

Zbigniew Brzezinski | Conference on the Works of B.F. Skinner
Andrew Greeley | Conference on the Works of B.F. Skinner
Willard Gaylin | Conference on the Works of B.F. Skinner
Eugene Rostow | Conference on the Presidency
Arthur Schlesinger | Conference on the Presidency
Joseph Califano | Conference on the Presidency
Anthony Lake | Conference on the Presidency
Charles D. Diggs, Jr. | U.S. Congressman
B.F. Skinner | Conference on the Works of B.F. Skinner
Stephen Spender | Conference on the Works of B.F. Skinner
Rollo May | Conference on the Works of B.F. Skinner
Paul Ricoeur | Conference on the Works of B.F. Skinner
Brand Blanchard | Conference on the Works of B.F. Skinner
D.W. Brogan | Conference on the Works of B.F. Skinner
Alain Enthoven | Conference on the Works of B.F. Skinner

Chubb Fellow 1970 to 1971

George Ball | Undersecretary of State
Kate Millet | Writer
Beth Corona | Civil Rights Leader
Maya Angelou | Conference on the Black Woman
Gwendolyn Brooks | Conference on the Black Woman
John Henrik Clark | Conference on the Black Woman
Shirley Graham Du Bois | Conference on the Black Woman
Bayard Rustin | Civil Rights Leader; Director, A. Phillipe Randolph Institute
Charles Evers | Mayor of Fayette, Mississippi
Charles Evers | Mayor of Fayette, Mississippi

Chubb Fellow 1969 to 1970

Richard D. McCarthy | U.S. Congressman
Dr. Edwin H. Land | President of Polaroid Corporation
Sir William Armstrong | Head of the British Civil Service

Chubb Fellow 1968 to 1969

George H.W. Bush | 41st President of the U.S.; Vice-President of the U.S.; CIA Director
James Farmer | Director of Congress Racial Equality; Assistant Secretary, HEW
Carl B. Stokes | Mayor of Cleveland

Chubb Fellow 1967 to 1968

Taft Robert | U.S. Congressman; U.S. Senator
Theodore R. McKeldin | Mayor of Baltimore
C.N. Annadurai | Chief Minister of Madras
Ronald Reagan | President of the U.S.; Governor of California

Chubb Fellow 1966 to 1967

Robert Smylie | Governor of Idaho
Richard C. Lee | Mayor of New Haven
Jonathan B. Bingham | U.S. Congressman
John V. Tunney | U.S. Congressman; U.S. Senator

Chubb Fellow 1965 to 1966

Richard Bolling | U.S. Congressman
Lord Head | High Commissioner, Malaysia
Robert Wagner | Mayor of New York City

Chubb Fellow 1964 to 1965

Terry Sanford | Governor of North Carolina
John Chafee | Governor of Rhode Island
Henry Luce | Publisher, Time, Inc.

Chubb Fellow 1963 to 1964

Robert do Oliveira Campos | Ambassador from Brazil to the U.S.
Thomas Ludlow Ashley | U.S. Congressman
Joseph S. Clark | U.S. Senator

Chubb Fellow 1962 to 1963

John Lindsay | U.S. Congressman; Mayor of New York City
Jess Unruh | Speaker of the California Assembly
Joseph Grimond | M.P., House of Commons; Leader of Liberal Party
Sir Richard Allen | Ambassador from United Kingdom to Burma

Chubb Fellow 1961 to 1962

Sir Charles P. Snow | Novelist, Educator and Scientist
John Sherman Cooper | U.S. Senator
Barry Goldwater | U.S. Senator; Rebublican candidate for President, 1964

Chubb Fellow 1960 to 1961

Herbert Matthews | New York Times Correspondent
Ralph McGill | Publisher and Editor, The Atlanta Constitution
Sir Henry Willink | Master, Magdalene College, Cambridge
Dr. Hastings Banda | Chairman, Malawi Congress Party; President of Malawi

Chubb Fellow 1959 to 1960

Stephen M. Young | U.S. Senator
Herbert Brownell, Jr. | U.S. Attorney General
Edmund S. Muskie | U.S. Senator
Sir Leslie Munro | Permanent Representative of New Zealand to the U.N.
Koichiro Asakai | Ambassador from Japan to the U.S.

Chubb Fellow 1958 to 1959

Adlai E. Stevenson | Governor of Illinois; Democratic candidate for President, 1952 & 1956
Prescott Bush | U.S. Senator
Dr. Najib-Ullah | Ambassador from Afghanistan to U.S.
John Martin Vorys | U.S. Congressman
Sir Harold Caccia | Ambassador from United Kingdom to U.S.

Chubb Fellow 1957 to 1958

Dennis W. Brogan | British Political Scientist
Walter J. Kohler | Governor of Wisconsin
Raymond E. Baldwin | U.S. Senator; Justice of Supreme Court of Errors, Connecticut
Harry S. Truman | President of the United States
G. Mennen Williams | Governor of Michigan

Chubb Fellow 1956 to 1957

William A. Robson | British Political Scientist
Hermini Portell-Vila | Historian
Harry P. Cain | U.S. Senator
Clement Richard, Earl Attlee | Prime Minister, United Kingdom
Chester Bowles | Governor of Connecticut

Chubb Fellow 1955 to 1956

John A. Costello | Prime Minister of Ireland
Charles M. Spofford | Chairman, NATO Council of Ministers
Frank P. Graham | U.S. Senator; United Nations Mediator

Chubb Fellow 1954 to 1955

Brendan Gill | Editor, The New Yorker
Hugh Gregg | Governor of New Hampshire
Dean Acheson | U.S. Secretary of State
Roger N. Baldwin | Chairman, National Committee of American Civil Liberties Union
Arthur H. Dean | U.S. Ambassador to Korea

Chubb Fellow 1953 to 1954

Stephen K. Bailey | Mayor of Middletown, CT
T.V. Smith | U.S. Congressman
Leslie C. Stevens | Vice-Admiral (USN), Naval Attach

Chubb Fellow 1952 to 1953

David Riesman | Social Scientist
Richardson Dilworth | Mayor of Philadelphia
Edward Weeks | Editor, The Atlantic Monthly
Abraham A. Ribicoff | U.S. Senator

Chubb Fellow 1951 to 1952

Ernest K. Lindley | Washington Editor, Newsweek
Arthur Koestler | Writer
John Alsop | Connecticut Legislator

Chubb Fellow 1950 to 1951

Charles W. Eliot | Planning Consultant
Silliman Evans | Newspaper Publisher
James W. Clise | Vice President of National Municipal League of New York City
Paul H. Appleby | Professor, Public Administration
Richard Rovere | Columnist, The New Yorker

Chubb Fellow 1949 to 1950

Louis Brownlow | Public Administration Clearing House
Lewis Mumford | Planner, Writer
Russell Lynes | Editor, Harper's Magazine
Newbold Morris | President, New York City Council