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Meet the Class of 2018

The Draper Hills Summer Fellows Class of 2018

Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law is proud to announce our 2018 Draper Hills Summer Fellows who were selected from among hundreds of applicants for their path-breaking work to defend democracy. These 27 leaders drawn from 23 countries around the world are pioneering new approaches and models to advance social and political change in some of the most challenging global contexts. Representing business, government and the non-profit sector, our fellows are working on the frontlines of democratic change to combat the global rise of authoritarianism and populism. In countries moving towards democracy, our fellows are working to institutionalize new systems and practices to support democratic transitions. Arriving at Stanford this July, these leaders will participate in a three-week training program led by an interdisciplinary team of faculty to study new theories and approaches to democratic development. Visits to Silicon Valley technology firms and practical workshops will complement the experience. Fellows will join a network of over 350 alumni from over 80 countries who have participated in the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program since its launch in 2005. The program is generously funded by Bill and Phyllis Draper and Ingrid von Mangoldt Hills.