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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2014 Bartels Lecture

Hans RoslingHans Rosling
Founder of the Gapminder Foundation
Professor of International Health at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Hans Rosling is a Swedish medical doctor, academic, statistician, public speaker, and Professor of International Health at the Karolinska Institute. He is co-founder and chairman of the Gapminder Foundation, which developed the Trendalyzer software system. Hans Rosling is also a member of the International Group of the Swedish Academy of Science and of the Global Agenda Network of the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. His 20 years of research on global health focus on the links between economy and health in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

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Past Bartels World Affairs Fellows

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