Bartels World Affairs Fellowship

Bringing distinguished international public leaders to Cornell

The Henry E. and Nancy Horton Bartels World Affairs Fellowship was established in 1984, to bring prominent international leaders to Cornell. The mission of the fellowship program is explicitly educational—to foster a broadened world view among Cornell students by bringing to campus persons who have distinguished themselves as international public figures. In addition to delivering a major public lecture for the University and local community, Bartels Fellows spend two or three days on campus in close interaction with faculty and students, especially undergraduates. In classes, seminars, and informal gatherings, the Bartels Fellow discusses major issues of global concern as well as his or her own personal experience in international public service. The Bartels World Affairs Fellowship enables students to appreciate the opportunities and constraints of an international career.

"The world is getting smaller all the time. As a result, to make a positive mark in this world, our young people will have to consider the international perspective of their actions." –Henry E. Bartels

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2015 Bartels Lecture

Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, was named the 2015 Henry E. and Nancy Bartels World Affairs Fellow at Cornell University. He is a Professor of Political Science at Stanford University, and prior to his nomination to Ambassador, McFaul worked for the U.S. National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of Russian and Eurasian Affairs. He will give the Henry E. and Nancy Bartels 2015 World Affairs Fellowship Lecture on March 16, 2015 at 5:00 pm in the Statler Auditorium. A reception will follow in the foyer. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Past Bartels World Affairs Fellows

View the complete list of our past Bartels World Affairs Fellows.