About the Global Leaders Fellowship


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The Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellowship Programme provides exceptional early career researchers with a unique opportunity to work on global governance and the role of developing and emerging countries in the world political economy. The programme offers post-doctoral fellowships to nationals from non-OECD countries, allowing them to develop and test their ideas at two of the world’s leading research universities.

The objective of the programme is to contribute to the training of a network of scholar-practitioners who will help devise innovative strategies to enhance the value of global institutions to the people of developing countries. Global institutions are vital to promoting a fair, just, equitable and efficient world economy, yet to fulfil this potential they must be better-aligned with the interests of people in developing countries. Nationals of developing countries who combine in-depth local knowledge with global awareness and perspective are best placed to devise strategies to accomplish this goal. The Global Leaders Fellowship Programme therefore seeks to make a contribution toward increased equity and development by helping to train future leaders who will shape the global political economy.

Host institutions

In Oxford, the programme is run by the Global Economic Governance Programme and Fellows hold a research scholarship at University College. In Princeton, it is run by the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

The Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellowship Programme Executive Committee

The members of the Executive Committee are:

Ngaire Woods, Oxford

Andrew Hurrell, Oxford

Emily Jones, Oxford

Thomas Hale, Oxford

Robert Keohane, Princeton

John Ikenberry, Princeton

Helen Milner, Princeton

Jennifer Widner, Princeton