The MacMillan Center at Yale Announces Fox International Fellows for 2015-2016

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Twenty-nine students from Yale and leading universities across the globe — - including Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East — have been awarded the 2015-2016 Fox International Fellowships. Selections were made on the potential of students to become leaders in their fields through path breaking research on some of the world’s most pressing challenges, such as peace and security, poverty alleviation, environmental degradation, resource stewardship, human rights and development.

The goal of the Fox program is to enhance mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries by promoting international scholarly exchanges and collaborations among the next generation of leaders. There are more than 500 alumni in the Fox International Fellowship network.

The 29 new Fox International Fellows for 2015-2016 are:

From Freie University, Germany

Gil David Murciano
Research Interest: Understanding the Israeli-Egyptian Peace Process: The role of ‘Constructive Honor’ in inter-state political negotiations

To Freie University, Germany

Tristan Sechrest
Research Interest: The Impact of 1914-1928 German Nationalism on United States Foreign Policies and International affairs

From University of Cambridge, England

Jonathan James Gladstone
Research Interest: Can the psychology of individual financial decisions be predicted?: implications for human wellbeing

To University of Cambridge, England

Lucas Mac-Clure
Research Interest: Evaluating the Policy Transfer of US Lobbying Regulation to the United Kingdom and European Union

Justin Brooks
Research Interest:  How Indigenous Alliances can Shape State Authority: contemporary implications from the Eighteenth-Century British Empire

From University of Cape Town, South Africa

Charl Linde
Research Interest: The role of contemporary media and justice: Analyzing coverage, and effects, of the Oscar Pistorius trial

To University of Cape Town, South Africa

Joy Shan
Research Interest: Writing on the Move: the Literary History of Cape Town from an Urban Transport Perspective

From Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Garima Dhabhai
Research Interest: The politics of urban space in contemporary Jaipur

CJ Kuncheria
Research Interest: The remaking of Indian tobacco: science, business and the cultivator in colonial India 1891-1945

To Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Tara Menon
Research Interest: Religion: Conversion, Translation and Indology.

From Fudan University, Shanghai

Fei Xu
Research Interest: The role of emotional intelligence in youth crime

To Fudan University, Shanghai

Man Chuen Adrian Lo
Research Interest: Exporting Legality through Imperialism: Lessons from Western Extraterritoriality in China

From Bogaziçi University, Istanbul

Orcun Morali
Research Interest: Assessing bottom-up approaches for improving information efficiency

Adil Usturali
Research Interest: Can secularism be feasible: implications for democracy and inclusivity

From El Colegio de México, Mexico 

Abraham Trejo Terreros
Research Interest: Transnational migration, coyotaje and public health history in 20th century Mexico

To El Colegio de México, Mexico 

David Gonzalez
Research Interest: Mercury Contamination and Regulation in Mexico and Latin America

From Moscow State University, Russia

Ksenia Anisimova
Research Interest: Explaining Continual Improvement in Public finance management in Russia

To Moscow State University, Russia

Jordan Bryant
Research Interest: “It’s All About the Benjamins”: How Russia Is Deploying Its Financial Sector to Achieve a Multi-Polar World Order

From Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), France

Paul Pierre Marquis
Research Interest: Do Macro Social Orders explain Individual Psychiatric Care?: Lessons from Colonial and Post-Colonial Algeria

To Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), France

Laura Jensen
Research Interest: Race and Universalism in Contemporary France: Marie NDiaye and Bessora

Joseph Saei
Research Interest: The Political Economy of Accountability in North Africa

From the University of São Paulo, Brazil

Clarissa Gross
Research Interest: Are the rights to free speech free? Implications for discrimination

Mariana Pereira Guimaraes
Research Interest: How informal rules shape environmental protection areas: Modelling alternatives for urban stormwater systems

To the University of São Paulo, Brazil

Melissa Arias
Research Interest: Implemention of Landscape Conservation in the Amazon Basin Countries

Suzanne Ozment
Research Interest: Brazil’s Emerging Water Advocacy Market: Analyzing how environmental groups organize in response to new crises

From the University of Tel Aviv, Israel

Hadas Fischer-Rosenberg
Research Interest: Towards a Taxonomy of Everyday Resistance

From the University of Tokyo, Japan

Maki Sato
Research Interest: The anatomy of the human-nature relationship

To the University of Tokyo, Japan

Duo Xu
Research Interest: Japan’s Media Perception on China and Its Role in Foreign Policy

From Ghana University, Ghana

Johnson Appiah Kubi
Research Interest: Personality traits, risk preferences and labor market outcomes in Ghana

To Ghana University, Ghana

Dana Baker
Research Interest: Community conservation and the influence of international environmental governance on the use of natural resources in Ghana

The Fox International Fellowship Program is headquartered at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale. It is a graduate student exchange program between Yale and 13 partner institutions: University of São Paulo, Brazil; Fudan University, China; University of Cambridge, England; Institut d’Études de Politiques de Paris, France; Freie University of Berlin, Germany; University of Ghana, Ghana; Jawaharlal Nehru University, India; Tel Aviv University, Israel; The University of Tokyo, Japan; El Colegio de México, México; Moscow State University, Russia; University of Cape Town, South Africa; Boğaziçi University, Turkey.

For more information about the Fox International Fellows and the program, visit