Bartels World Affairs Fellowship

The Henry E. and Nancy Horton Bartels World Affairs Fellowship was established in 1984 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 interaction with faculty and students, especially undergraduates. 


2019 Bartels Fellow Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Sri Mulyani Indrawati – two-time Indonesian minister of finance, economic reformer, and powerful advocate for gender equality and education – will give the annual Bartels World Affairs Lecture on Wednesday, April 10. Hosted by the Einaudi Center and Southeast Asia Program, the event will be held at 4:30 in G10 Biotechnology. A reception follows.

As finance minister, Sri Mulyani is credited with strengthening Indonesia’s economy, increasing investments, and steering Southeast Asia’s largest economy through a major financial crisis.

Sri Mulyani first became minister of finance in 2005. In 2006, she was recognized as Best Minister of Finance in Asia during the IMF-World Bank annual meetings in Singapore. She was also named among the world’s 25 most influential woman by Forbes magazine in 2008 and as Best Minister of Finance by Euromoney in 2006.

She served as managing director and chief operating officer of the World Bank from 2010 to 2016.

In 2016, Sri Mulyani returned to public service. In  2018, she was honored as Best Minister in the World at the World Government Summit in Dubai.

Bartels lecturer outlines how developing countries can build human capital (Cornell Chronicle)

Past Bartels Fellows