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Second Fox Fellowship Reunion in Paris June 16-17, 2012
The Fox International Fellowship Reunion is planned for June 16-17, 2012 in Paris, France. Sciences Po will host the reunion for the Fox alumni from our twelve partner institutions and Yale. For more information on the reunion, please contact the Yale Fox Fellowship office through or

Going Backwards? Forestry Regulation Reform in Brazil  
On Tuesday, November 8, 2011, Marcelo de Camargo Furtado, Executive Director of Greenpeace Brazil; Sébastien Jodoin, Trudeau Doctoral Scholar at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies; and Gabriela Bueno de Almeida Moraes (Fox Fellow 2009-10), LL.M. Candidate at Yale Law School on Tuesday, participated in a conversation about forestry issues in Brazil, in particular the proposed reform of the country’s Forest Code (enacted in 1965) and its impact on deforestation rates, in addition to climate change. The Forest Code regulates all types of forests in Brazil, including the so-called “Legal Amazon” region, the Cerrado (savannah) and the Atlantic Forest, with specific provisions for each type of forest cover. Visit for more information.

thanksgiving 2011Thanksgiving Tradition

On October 23, the 2010-11 Fox Fellows at Yale enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Fox at their home in Norfolk, Connecticut.




Trip to Hartford

hartfordOn October 21, the Fellows spent a day at the Capital Building in Hartford.  A member of the League of Women Voters of Connecticut explained the history of the Capital and the legislative process. The group the House and Senate chambers as well as the Legislative Office Building, and the Connecticut Hall of Fame. The Fellows finished the day with a visit to the Harriett Beecher Stowe museum where they learned more about the rich history of American authors in Connecticut.


krieger courseAdam Krieger Adventure Course

On October 14, this year’s group of Fox Fellows climbed to new heights while participating in the Adam Krieger Adventure Course at the Hopkins School. 



conclaveFox International Fellows and World Fellows Meet in Discussions Conclave

On Monday September 26th, this year's Fox Fellows, joined by visiting Fox alum, Michael Eastman from Cape Town, and the Yale World Fellows met for an evening of dinner and discussion at the Greenberg Center on Prospect Street in New Haven.   This year marks nearly ten years for the two groups exchange of ideas and scholarly discussions. 

September 20 Fox Lecture by Ulrich Volz Open to Public

Ulrich Volz, Senior Researcher at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), will give a lecture on “Global Imbalances and East Asian Exchange Rates"  on September 20, 2011. Ulrich is the editor or co-editor of several books, including Towards Monetary and Financial Integration in East Asia (Edward Elgar Publishing, May 2009), Regional and Global Liquidity Arrangements (DIE, October 2010), and Regional Integration, Economic Development and Global Governance (Edward Elgar Publishing, July 2011). He is the author of Prospects for Monetary Cooperation and Integration in East Asia, published by the MIT Press in June 2010.

New Class of Fox Fellows Arrive at Yale

This year’s “class” of Fellows made a more-than-usually dramatic entry, just in time for the advent of Hurricane Irene. The storm made for some juggling of living quarters for the duration. Now however the fall semester is off to a roaring start. The Fellows have begun to get to know one another, are meeting with Professor Julia Adams, the Joseph C. Fox Director of the Fox Fellowship Program, and are exploring the intellectual opportunities at Yale. For a list of the incoming fellows, see

Notes from Abroad

Auriane Guilbaud, 2010-2011Fox Fellow form Sciences Po, presented a paper at the last Congress of the French Political Science Association entitled "Contestation as a factor of change: the case of the global intellectual property regime". It focuses on the current contestation of the TRIPS Agreement in the domain of access to medicines, showing how actors of the contestation avail themselves of the technological progress, ideological discourse and shifts in the balance of power in order to initiate change.

Daniela Lorenz, Fox Fellow to Yale Fall 2010, was appointed Assistant Professor of Economics at the Frei Universtät in Berlin in May 2011.  

William Attwell, Fox Fellow  to Yale, AY10-11, has recently been appointed Senior Researcher in charge of policy at the National Headquarters of the Democratic Alliance (DA), the liberal opposition party in South Africa.  He’ll be involved in building the DA's policy platform in preparation for the 2014 national elections, with a focus on growing the economy and creating jobs.

Inaugural Joseph C. Fox Director Appointed

adamsJulia Adams, Professor of Sociology and Professor in International and Area Studies, was appointed by Ian Shapiro, Henry R. Luce Director at the MacMillan Center, to serve as the first Joseph C. Fox Director of the Fox International Fellowship. This appointment was made possible by a generous gift from Joseph Carrère Fox (Yale ’38) that established a new fund in the Yale Endowment.

Professor Adams will provide academic leadership for the Fox International Fellowship, as well as high-level advisory support for the Fox Fellows, particularly those in residence at Yale each year, but also those from Yale students at the Fox partner universities.

Fox Fellows at Yale University

Our luminous world among stars does appear
As a perfectly rounded, beautiful sphere
And yet for all its appearance fair
Are gaps so deep they’re beyond compare.
We’re divided by language, culture and creed,
Leaving the world in urgent need.
And though it’s drawn closer, as we can see,
The goal of One World remains to be.

There are ways to bridge these yawning gaps
Through education across the world’s maps.
Thus Yale, a great leader in foreign relations,
Is strengthening bonds between many nations,
All the while sponsoring student exchanges
With key universities across the world’s ranges.

Among its activities which merit attention,
The Fox Fellowship deserves special mention.
Its Fellows have that leadership potential
Which in serving the world is so essential,
While their response to the program is highly laudatory,
“The experience of a lifetime” an oft-heard story.

It appears the program will become
A source of leaders for years to come,
While out in the world they continue to strive,
May the spirit of fellowship stay alive.
O let us hope that always they
Will make One World their goal to stay,
And may they ever recall, with never a fail,
These wondrous days as Fox Fellows at Yale.

Written by Joseph Carrère Fox /Alison Barbour Fox upon the appointment of the inaugural Director, and a new phase in the Fox International Fellowship (January 2010)

Founder Awarded Yale Medal


In recognition of outstanding service to Yale, Joseph C. Fox '38, the founder of the Fox International Fellowship Program, was awarded The Yale Medal. It is the highest award presented by the Association of Yale Alumni to honor outstanding individual service to the University.


On May 2nd, 2007 a group of Fox Fellows were introduced to CT State Speaker of the House James A. Amann by New Haven Representative William R. Dyson. Representative Dyson surprised the Fellows with a trip to the floor of the House during an excursion to the State Capitol. The Fellows were able to meet a number of state representatives and ask questions about the inner workings of local and state government.

Thanksgiving Tradition

On October 29th, the 2006-2007 Fox Fellows at Yale journeyed to the country home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fox for their annual traditional Thanksgiving meal.

Adam Krieger Adventure Course

On October 15th this year’s crop of Fox Fellows climbed to new heights while participating in the Adam Krieger Adventure Course at the Hopkins School. 

Fox International Fellowship Program Expands

From left: Ian Shapiro, Director, YCIAS; Joseph Fox; Alison Fox: Benjamin Zucker; Jon Butler, Dean, Graduate School.

On December 14, 2005, Yale University announced that Joseph C. Fox, a member of the Yale College class of '38, committed another five million dollars to the Fox International Fellowship Program. With this new gift, Mr. Fox's contributions to the Program total more than $15 million. Separately, Benjamin Zucker, a member of the Yale College class of '62, has designated a portion of his gifts to Yale to support environmental studies as a field of research in the Fox Program. Both gifts coincide with three new partner institutions joining the Program - Boğaziçi University (Turkey), Tel Aviv University (Israel), and the University of Cape Town (South Africa).  read more

President Levin at Farewell Dinner with Fox Fellows

Levin - Fox dinner

2003-2004 Fox Fellows from Fudan University, Yan Bo (left) and Shudi Zhu (right) with President Levin at the annual Fox Fellows farewell dinner at Mory's.

President Levin Visits with Fox Fellows at Fudan University

During his recent trip to China, President Levin visited with Fox International Fellows at Fudan University in Shanghai. Shown (left to right) are Fox International Fellowship alumnae, Zhou Rong, Huimin Tang, and Hanyin Lu; President of Fudan University, Prof. Shenghong Wang; President Levin; Fox International Fellow alumnus, Zhang Yong; Vice President of Fudan University, Prof. Shaode Qin; and Linda Lorimer. The Fox International Fellowship is a two-way exchange between Yale and seven other prestigious universities around the world.

President Levin Hosts Fox Reception

Fox Fellows at a reception hosted by Yale University President Richard Levin

A Master's Tea for Fellows

The Dean of Yale College, Richard Brodhead, and Pierson College Master, Harvey Goldblatt, offer their insights about life at Yale and other schools in the U.S. to visiting Fox Fellows at a Master's Tea.

A Holiday Tradition

Back row: Igor Grigorash, Jan Martin Ruger, Marion Marmorat, Raymundo Miguel Campos-Vazquez, Jan Schulte, Carlos David Lozano, Irina Vavochkina; Middle row: Alexandra Delano, Alison Fox, Joseph Fox, Stormy-Annika Mildner; Front row: Hanyin Lu, Huimin Tang, Minsoo Kim, Hiroko Ogawa

The 2002-2003 visiting Fox International Fellows enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Fox at their home in Connecticut.


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"An important part of the Fox fellowship was the fact that I was able to meet people from virtually all around the world. The interaction with students, scholars, faculty and, in general, people from the United States and several countries changed and broaden some of the ideas and perceptions I had about these places and cultures, and of my own country as well. At the same time, I learned that, in spite of the contrasts between countries and cultures, there are always common links that are stronger and bind us beyond the national differences."

Isabel Avella-Alaminos
from El Colegio de México to Yale