Past Bartels Fellows

Henry E. and Nancy Horton Bartels World Affairs Fellowship

The Henry E. and Nancy Horton Bartels World Affairs Fellowship was established in 1984 to bring prominent international leaders to Cornell. The mission of the fellowship program is explicitly educational—to foster a broadened world view among Cornell students by bringing to campus persons who have distinguished themselves as international public figures.

Svetlana Alexievich (2016)

Svetlana Alexievich

Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 Nobel Laureate for Literature, presented a lecture titled “Voices from the People: The Rise and Fall of the Russian-Soviet Dream” on September 12, 2016. Alexievich has created a literary nonfiction genre that she calls “novels of voices.” Her books have been translated into 47 languages and published in 52 countries. Alexievich was born in Ivano-Frankovsk, Ukraine, and currently lives in Minsk, Belarus. 

Cornell Chronicle

Cornell Daily Sun

Einaudi Center



Alan S. Blinder (2016) 

Alan Blinder

Alan S. Blinder is the Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and served as the vice chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. Dr. Blinder delivered his Bartels Lecture, "The Evolving Political Economy of Central Banking," on April 19, 2016, at the Statler Auditorium. The presentation was part of the global conference, “The Changing Politics of Central Banking.”

Cornell Chronicle Prewrite 

Cornell Cast

Cornell Chronicle

Einaudi Center Coverage


Michael McFaul (2015)

Michael McFaul

Michael McFaul was U.S. ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014. He is the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he co-directs the Iran Democracy Project. He is also a professor of political science at Stanford University, and former director of Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and Rule of Law, and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.


Cornell Chronicle


Hans Rosling (2014)

Hans Rosling

Hans Rosling, a Swedish medical doctor, academic, statistician, and public speaker, was professor of international health at the Karolinska Institute and co-founder and chairman of the Gapminder Foundation, which developed the Trendalyzer software system.


Cornell Chronicle

PDF icon Bartels Fellow Hans Rosling Finds Hope in Numbers.pdf

PDF icon Einaudi Center Names Hans Rosling the 2014 Bartels World Affairs Fellow.pdf


Kishore Mahbubani (2013)

Kishore Mahbubani

Former President of the UN Security Council Kishore Mahbubani is the current Dean Professor in the Practice of Public Policy at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LYKSPP) of the National University of Singapore.  With the Singapore Foreign Service from 1971 to 2004, he had postings in Cambodia, Malaysia, Washington, D.C., and New York, where he served two stints as Singapore's Ambassador to the UN and President of the UN Security Council in January 2001 and May 2002.

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PDF icon Kishore Mahbubani (2013).pdf


For previous years, please visit our Bartels World Affairs Fellows page in the Cornell Library's eCommons archive.