Chatham House is pleased to announce the establishment of a permanently endowed fellowship in its Academy for Leadership in International Affairs, named in recognition of a grant of €1 million from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

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The Academy fellowship, which will commence in February 2015, will initially be directed at Greek citizens and Greek diaspora based around the world, with the option to offer the fellowship more widely to citizens of the European Union in some years.  

In its first year, applicants are invited to explore either the potential for Political and Economic Divergence in the European Union (hosted by the Europe Programme) or The Impact of the Financial Crisis on the Greek Healthcare System (hosted by the Centre on Global Health Security).

Robin Niblett, director of Chatham House said: ‘Stavros Niarchos understood the meaning of thinking and acting internationally long before the term globalization became so commonly used. This fellowship position compliments his vision for a more inter-connected world and I am very pleased that Chatham House is working with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation to provide this fellowship for our Academy.’

Andreas Dracopoulos, co-president of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation’s board of directors, said: ‘Chatham House has a world-leading reputation for independent and rigorous analysis in international relations. I am confident that this initiative will have a lasting impact on world affairs and I am very pleased that the Stavros Niarchos Foundation is able to facilitate this position for a future leader from the Greek diaspora.’

Editor's notes: 

The Academy for Leadership in International Affairs offers potential and established leaders from around the world the opportunity to spend up to twelve months at Chatham House. During their time at the Academy, Fellows deepen their understanding of critical issues and propose new ideas and solutions to complex policy challenges and opportunities. Fellows are drawn from government and the broader policy community, the private sector and civil society.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is one of the world’s leading international philanthropic organizations, making grants in the areas of arts and culture, education, health, medicine and sports, and social welfare. The Foundation funds organizations and projects that exhibit strong leadership and sound management and are expected to achieve a broad, lasting and positive impact for society at large. The Foundation also seeks actively to support projects that facilitate the formation of public-private partnerships as an effective means for serving public welfare.