The Rohatyn Global Fellows program: Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors, this year-long program brings students from diverse disciplines together to examine, discuss, and enhance their understanding of world events and global challenges.

Rohatyn Global Fellows

Through formal affiliation with all six of RCGA’s thematic programs, select students engage a variety of global issues from multiple perspectives, assess and articulate their interconnectedness, and explore career options in global affairs.

Each year Fellows examine an overarching global phenomenon that spans RCGA’s thematic programs; last year’s overarching theme was Artificial Intelligence (AI). This coming years theme to be announced soon.

The Rohatyn Global Fellows have partnered with Release Peace — a non-profit, non-partisan organization (headquartered in The Hague) whose work in the peace and security fields includes interaction with high-level personnel at the EU, US State Department, UN ambassadors, and others. This partnership offers Rohatyn Global Fellows opportunities to work with professional editors to author and publish articles on a range of geopolitical, historical, global, or cultural issues in the organization’s online magazine, Release Peace.

Click here for more information and articles.

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RCGA Thematic Programs

  • Global Economics
  • Global Health and Medicine
  • Global and International History
  • Global Trends in Autocracy and Democracy
  • Power, Wealth, and Global Political Economy
  • Security and Global Affairs

More about the Rohatyn Global Fellows program

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  • belonging to a select community of engaged learners

  • engaging with thought leaders, think tanks, practitioners and experts

  • exploring global issues from multiple perspectives

  • training and enhanced skills-building in oral and written communication

  • analyzing the global peace movement via Release Peace headquartered in The Hague

  • eligibility for a Spring break “Career Trek” to DC and/or eligibility for a (1) RCGA summer research grant, (2) RCGA-CCI stipend for an unpaid, global- or internationally-oriented summer internship

  • certification as a Rohatyn Global Fellow

  • formal affiliation with the RCGA six global thematic programs

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If selected as a Rohatyn Global Fellow, you must commit to:

  • Attend bimonthly lunch meetings every other Wednesday from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm (beginning 9/20/23)
  • Collaborate with the editors of Release Peace: The Magazine and experts on authoring and publishing an article
  • Attend at least one RCGA drop-in per semester
  • Attend three RCGA thematic program events per semester
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  • Discuss shared reading with an author or a work of art with the artist
  • Help organize screening and discussion of film on topic related to Thematic Programs 
  • Lunch/Dinner with Faculty Fellow and/or guest speakers and alumni
  • Pitch Your Thesis: Writing a thesis? Come and get feedback on your proposal, argument, framing, sources, and whatever else you have questions about from Faculty Fellows and peers.
  • UN Career Fair (w/ coordination with MIIS)
  • US Diplomatic Corps Career Fair
  •  Career Paths: Alumni dinner
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Applications are closed for the 2023-2024 academic year.  Please check back in the late spring for the following year application.

For more information or questions, contact the Rohatyn Global Fellows Director, Professor Amit Prakash.

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Applications are closed for the 24-25 year. Check back in the spring for the following year program.

Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs
Robert A. Jones 59 House
148 Hillcrest Road
Middlebury, VT 05753