Julia Adams Appointed Inaugural Joseph C. Fox Director

January 14, 2010. New Haven, CT – Julia Adams, Professor of Sociology and Professor in International and Area Studies, has been 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) which 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 resident at the Fox partner universities.

Designed to enhance the education of future international leaders, the Fox International Fellowship is a direct two-way student exchange partnership between Yale University and eleven of the world’s leading universities in Russia, England, Germany, China, Japan, France, India, Mexico, Turkey, Israel, and South Africa. It was established to identify and support talented individuals who will be future leaders in their respective fields and who, by virtue of those leadership positions, will contribute to decisions affecting global policies and international relations. The Fox International Fellowship is administered by the MacMillan Center.

The Fox International Fellowship utilizes international scholarly exchange as a medium through which promising young intellectuals can pursue academic research, immerse themselves in the local language and culture of another country, and develop lasting friendships with peers from other countries, with the goal of better understanding the people and institutions, thereby building a solid foundation from which to contribute to peaceful coexistence worldwide.

The Fox International Fellowship Program began in 1989 at Yale University. Its partners include Moscow State University, Sidney Sussex College at Cambridge University, the Free University of Berlin, Fudan University in Shanghai, the University of Tokyo, Institut d’etudes de Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), Jawaharlal Nehru University, El Colegio de Mexico, Bogazici University, Tel Aviv University, and University of Cape Town. 

Contact Information:

Marilyn Wilkes

The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale

(203) 432-3413