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Kofi Annan Fellowship Launched


On the occasion of the 2005 Transatlantic Bridge Award Gala on 24 February in New York, the Friends of the Freie Universität Berlin (FFUB) and the Global Compact officially launched the Kofi Annan International Fellowship in Global Governance. Under the terms of the fellowship, up to twenty doctoral and postdoctoral fellows will work with the Global Compact, its partner organizations and participating businesses to advance research and teaching with regard to good corporate citizenship and transparency within the public and private sectors.
“The Global Compact has had a longstanding and productive relationship with the Freie Universität Berlin. This Fellowship Program will be of great assistance in helping advance the mission of the Global Compact and in developing the capacities of future leaders to contribute to better global governance ”, says Georg Kell, Executive Head of the Global Compact.
The Transatlantic Bridge Award Gala is hosted annually by the Friends of the Freie Universität Berlin to honor individuals who embrace significant global challenges, and by their vision, character and leadership, achieve important contributions on both sides of the Atlantic.  This year’s honoree is Prof. Dr. Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum.
Please visit http://www.ffub.us/awardgala/index.html for more information.