“Because of my Fellowship”

To celebrate 60 years of the Eisenhower Fellowship, alumni from across the programme are telling their stories of what Eisenhower has meant to them. You can read their stories on the Eisenhower website.

There is considerable European interest, with stories from Spanish, Turkish and Yugoslav/Slovenian fellows featured, plus a US fellow that visited Ireland. More stories will appear over this 60th year.


Irish fellow honoured by French government

Fiach MacConghail (MNP, Ireland, 2004) has been awarded the prestigious Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French government. The order is the country’s highest cultural award and was awarded to the director of the Abbey Theate for his many artistic achievements.

Read more.

2012 Multinational Fellows start arriving in Philadelphia

It’s that time of year when all MNP alumni start feeling nostalgic, remembering their arrival in Philadelphia, and feeling envious of the new cohort. We wish them all the best possible Eisenhower experience over the next two months.

There are 7 Europeans among the 2012 MNP Fellows:

Dr William Crawley, a journalist from Northern Ireland

Pascal Dupeyrat, a strategic investment lobbyist from France

Roxana Damaschin Tecu, a social entrepreneur from Romania

Mehmet Gürcan Daimagüler, a lawyer from Germany

Faik Tunay, a member of the Turkish Grand National Assembly

Dearbhail McDonald, a journalist from the Republic of Ireland

Dr Valerie Cummins, a research director from the Republic of Ireland

All descriptions and the full list of 2012 MNP are available on the Eisenhower website.


19 April 2012

William Crawley is blogging about his experiences on the Fellowship, you’ll be able to follow his journey at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/ni/

2012 MNP Fellows announced

I’m sure we’ll all remember with nostalgia the excitement when the list of all fellows for our programme went live, so we could get our first impression of the people with whom we would be spending those incredible months. The 2012 list has now been published and there are a number of Europeans among them:

You can find their details and those of all 2012 MNP Fellows on the Eisenhower website.

We wish them all the best for what will undoubtedly be an amazing experience, and hope that they will stay in touch with other European fellows on their return.

Irish Fellow at Clinton Global Initiative

Caroline Casey (Ireland, MNP 07) recently spoke at the Clinton Global Iniatitive gathering, in a session on Value-Based Leadership. Her inspirational appearance, talking about her work on business and disability, starts about 35 minutes into the online video.

US fellow to visit Europe in Autumn 2011

From this month’s EF news:

Eisenhower Fellowships’ USA program is delighted to announce an additional fellowship has been awarded to Melissa Walsh, Chief Operating Officer of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, a ten-year, $1 billion initiative to attract investment in the life sciences to Massachusetts. Walsh will travel to Spain and Ireland in the fall of 2011 with the goal of developing an international expansion plan for her state.

US Fellow visits Europe

Chris Nowinski is a US fellow who is currently in Europe for his Fellowship. You can follow Chris’ journey on his blog. His Fellowship will take him to Belgium, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and Turkey with the focus on brain trauma, particularly in sports. Welcome to Europe, Chris, and we hope you have a wonderful time here!