Fellows Cohort 2022-2023
The 2022-2023 World Affairs Council Fellows Program cohort brought 28 business and community leaders together from a variety of professional backgrounds. The Fellows convened once a month for either an in-person, hybrid, or virtual meeting with a range of high-caliber international experts and informal staff-led and Fellows-led networking events.
- Ambassador Ryan Crocker, Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait, and Lebanon
- Ambassador Mikko Hautala, Ambassador of Finland to the United States; previously Ambassador of Finland to the Russian Federation
- John Demers, Corporate Secretary, Boeing, as well as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for Finance & Strategy and Environmental & Enterprise Operations, former United States Assistant Attorney General of the National Security Division
- Juan Lavista Ferres, Vice President, Chief Data Scientist and Lab Director, Microsoft AI for Good Research Lab
- Naima Green-Riley, Assistant Professor, Department of Politics and the School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; Nonresident Fellow, Digital Forensic Lab, Atlantic Council
- Ambassador Michele J. Sison, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs
- Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, Senior Fellow in the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, the Republic of Armenia, and the Kyrgyz Republic.
- Richard Ragan, UN World Food Program's Country Representative to Yemen; Senior United Nations Staff Member; former WFP Representative to Bangladesh, Libya, Liberia, Nepal, Tanzania, North Korea, and Zambia.
- Arun Venkataraman, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets and Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service.
- Ambassador Yohannes Abraham, U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN; Ambassador Brian McFeeters, U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia; Ambassador MaryKay L. Carlson, U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines
Click here to read about last year's cohort.