About the Global Leaders Fellowship


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The Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellowship Programme provided 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 offered 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.

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 sought to make a contribution toward increased equity and development by helping to train future leaders who will shape the global political economy, and to build a network of scholar-practitioners who can help devise innovative strategies to enhance the value of global institutions to the people of developing countries.

Host institutions

In Oxford, the programme was run by the Global Economic Governance Programme, and Fellows held a research scholarship at University College. In Princeton, it was 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 were:

 Ngaire Woods, Oxford  Robert Keohane, Princeton  
 Andrew Hurrell, Oxford    John Ikenberry, Princeton
 Emily Jones, Oxford  Helen Milner, Princeton
 Thomas Hale, Oxford  Jennifer Widner, Princeton