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Greetings from
the Fox Family

Dear Fox Fellows,
There is always a sense of excitement when September comes around and we await the arrival of the new contingent of Fox Fellows. We project the year ahead looking forward to meeting you here in New Haven and certainly at the annual “Thanksgiving” luncheon up at our country place in the hills of Connecticut. Before then we will begin to follow some of your activities through Julia Muravnik and Facebook and learn from which countries you are coming and what your fields of study are. 
Our five children are scattered across the United States from Boston to Seattle. They and our grandchildren take a real interest in the Fox Fellows and will be interested to hear about all of you. And, so together, we wish you a warm welcome. We hope you will have a highly enjoyable and productive year and please know you add interest to our lives as you add interest to your own.     


Mr. and Mrs. Fox

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Fox Alumni News

>> Henry Trotter, 2007/08 Fox Fellow at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, published a book on higher education, entitled "Seeking Impact and Visibility: Scholarly Communication
 in Southern Africa” (free online access). Henry resides in Cape Town, and currently works as a researcher at UCT.

>> Astrid Eckert, 1998/99 Fox Fellow from Freie University, Berlin and now an Associate Professor of History at Emory University, featured in a video produced entitled 'The Monuments Men: Culture as Collateral.' In the video, Professor Eckert talks about the fate of art during wartime in light of her research on 'The Struggle for the Files' (2012), which uncovers the work of the military unit Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives (MFAA) in the field of archival protection.

>> David Bargueno, a 2011/12 Fox Fellow, is now a Foreign Service Officer (U.S. Diplomat) in the U.S. Department of State. In 2014, David received the Meritorious Service Award for 
advancing strategic partnerships with Brazil, India, South Africa, and other key emerging economies. 

Spotlight on 2013/14 Fox Fellows

>> Ashkhen Kazaryan, a Fox Fellow from Moscow State University, Russia, acted as a judge for the written and oral rounds of the Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C. This unique tri-lingual (English, Portuguese, and Spanish) competition was established in 1995 to train law students in the use of the Inter-American human rights legal system as a forum for redressing human rights violations.

>> Flavio Prol, a Fox Fellow from the University of São Paolo, Brazil, assisted Yale Law Professor (Emeritus) Guido Calabresi's investigation of constitutional law in G20 countries by identifying and translating pertinent Brazilian Supreme Court decisions.

>> Salvador Santino Regilme Jr. a Fox Fellow from Freie Universität Berlin, presented work-in-progress in several important academic conferences such as the International Studies Association Conferences' in Toronto, Canada (2014) and in Providence, Rhode Island (2013) as well as the MIT-Harvard-Yale Workshop on Political Violence.
Many thanks to
Nancy Ruther, Lisa Brennan, Marilyn Wilkes, Aaron Bartels-Swindells,Alisa Zomer, and Julia Muravnik for their help launching the new Fox Fellowship website and newsletter. 
Learning about U.S. traditions. Fox Fellows celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with the Fox family in Norfolk, Connecticut (2013). 

Welcome from Prof. Ben Cashore, 
Fox Fellowship Academic Director

Dear Friends of Fox Fellows,
I am delighted to send you the inaugural Yale International Fox Fellows newsletter.  The purpose of this newsletter is to highlight key milestones and events that the Fox Fellowship has nurtured, as well as identifying future activities of interest to Fox Fellows, Fox alumni, collaborating faculty, staff, friends, and supporters. 
First, join me in thanking my predecessor Julia Adams, Yale Professor of Sociology, as Academic Director for her leadership.  Under her direction, the Fox Fellowship increased its profile and problem focused orientation – linking scholars, practitioners and universities around critical global issues from the environment, human health, to global security.  I look forward to trying to fill her shoes and sustaining her vision and leadership.

You can tell from the myriad of
activities below that the 2013/14 academic year was filled with success and positive news for the Fox Fellowship. In spring 2014, the University of Ghana became our latest exchange partner and is already participating with Fox Fellows to and from Yale in fall 2014.  In 2013-14, the Fellowship supported an excellent group – sending 19 students from Yale to our twelve exchange partners and our exchange partners sending 17 students to research and reside at Yale for the year.

The past year has also been a time for us to take stock, recognize our strengths and assess the challenges that face the world today. The Fellowship recently celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary, and the focus on peace and prosperity in general, and US/Soviet interaction in particular, has expanded to include a host of 21st century challenges in every global region including poverty alleviation, environmental degradation, resource stewardship, and human rights. We will continue to help students find new ways to approach these issues and are excited about the potential of our new website and this newsletter to communicate the accomplishments of Fox Fellows around the globe.
Already impressive, I look forward to developing the Fellowship’s potential, expanding the reach of the exchange partnerships, and getting to know and help as many Fellows and alumni as possible. I would like to close by thanking the Fox family and the other Fox Fellowship donors whose vision and generosity makes the Fellowship possible.

Ben Cashore
Fox International Fellowship Academic Director
The Fellows in residence at Yale engaged in several activities designed to help deepen their understanding of the United States and American culture. They toured the United Nations headquarters in New York City, and visited the 9/11 memorial. 

Highlights of 2013/2014 Fox Fellows at Yale

Most of the Fellows in residence at Yale devoted their time to their research, as well as auditing classes, participating in workshops and conferences, and publishing articles in journals at home and in the United States. Four Fellows participated in the Yale’s Day of Service, with two helping in a local soup kitchen and the other two aiding educational charities around New Haven. Many Fellows also achieved professional success: Aaron Bartels-Swindells was admitted to a doctorate in English at the University of Pennsylvania; Ashkhen Kazaryan was offered a place on an L.L.M. degree at New York University, although she has returned to Russia for the time being in order to finish her doctorate, and Hana Ishikawa received a prestigious scholarship from the Japanese government to permit her to study at Yale for another year.  Flavio Prol was successful in securing employment with the Brazilian government in the nation’s capital.
The Fox Fellows sent to our exchange partner universities can boast equally of success. Julio Perez-Torres appeared as a guest on Russian television several times and will be employed in Belgium as an International Media Sales Consultant. Hillary Taylor and Jonathan Pomeranz both had articles accepted for publication. Vinicius Lindoso not only worked on his dissertation but also found time to volunteer with Restaurants du Coeur, a France-wide  organization for the distribution of food and other relief products for poverty-stricken groups, and Christopher Murray volunteered with the German Red Cross as an Emergency Medical Responder. Many of the Fellows advanced their research through archival research, conversations with peers and professors at the exchange partner institutions and observing and participating in university life in a new cultural environment.
Mrs. Fox arranged a special tour for Fox Fellows with the curator of the Frick Collection in New York City in June 2014. 

Introducing the Incoming Fox International Fellows – 2014/15

The Fox Fellowship is excited to welcome an outstanding group of scholars for the 2014/15 academic year – 18 students will be studying at Yale and 15 Yalies will be hosted at our exchange partner universities. The Fox Fellows this year reveal an array of interests linking scholarly issues to problems on the ground. Complete bios and contact information can be found on the new Fox Fellows website. Below are brief bios for a few new Fellows:

>> Inshah Malik is a 4th Year doctoral student at the Center for Comparative Politics and Political Theory, School of International Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. She will be a Fox Fellow at Yale University conducting research on political struggles and the agency of Muslim women in the post-colonial conflict site of Kashmir. She has also featured in the Christian Science Monitor.

>> Rauf Prasodjo graduated with a Master's
in Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in 2014 and is conducting research at Tokyo University as a Fox Fellow. His research interests include global forest governance, REDD+, sustainable agriculture practices, and integrative corporate environmental strategy.

>> Marvin Brown is a third year Yale Law 
School student who will be conducting research at the University of Cape Town on commercial disputes within African living customary legal systems. At Yale, he has focused on courses in corporate law, with a particular interest in International Trade and International Business Transactions. He has also been active in the law school’s Transnational Development Clinic, helping to lead and conduct research with the team in rural Myanmar.

>> Xiajuan Chen is a PhD candidate in the department of International Politics at Fudan University, and will be a Fox Fellow at Yale University Her doctoral project intends to dig out the relationship between multi-stakeholders’ participation and the achievement of global environmental agreements, focusing on the rulemaking process of Rio Conventions (UNFCCC, UNCED and UNCBD) before and after the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. 

>> Reuben Tete Larbi is a second-year doctoral student at the Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS) of the University of Ghana (UG), Legon and will be a Fox Fellow at Yale University. His research interest is on climate change and vector-borne disease transmission nexus, with special focus on the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). In the course of his graduate studies, Reuben was the facilitator of community interventions on the African Adaptation Research Centre of Excellence. He is the head of research for the Institute for Aging, Ghana. His objective in life is to promote the health and wellbeing of the marginalized and other vulnerable populations through research and advocacy.
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