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Melton Fellows empowered at 2016 Clinton Global Initiative University

“The courage to create is very important.” The words of Bill Clinton at the opening plenary of the 2016 Clinton Global Initiative University made me yearn to put my ideas into action. Read Dillard University Melton Fellow Oluseun Joaquin’s report.

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Melton Foundation participates at Ashesi International Week

The Melton Foundation is continuing to strengthen its ties to its newest partner campus, Ashesi University in Ghana. A recent visit by MF staff to the campus provided an opportunity to highlight fellows’ activities and explore new synergies.

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Samagra: A holistic look at social innovation

Samagra, an international conference on technology, sustainability and social innovation hosted by the Melton Foundation at its partner university BMS in Bangalore, explored technology’s emerging role in steering the society towards inclusion and sustainability. 

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Social innovation, Indian style

Senior Fellow Alafia Stewart reflects on her experience attending the Social Innovation Exchange Summer School in Mumbai, India, last November.

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Melton Fellow meets former President of Nigeria

As a proud citizen of Nigeria, I had always wished for an opportunity to speak with President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. My curiosity as a global citizen coupled with my interest in understanding the day-to-day runnings of the presidency of a country sparked my interest to speak with him at the University of Virginia.

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This Melton Fellow is meeting refugees halfway

Many people feel powerless as they watch a human catastrophe such as the European refugee crisis unfold. But not Melton Fellow Leo Schwarz. Leo decided he could not sit idle while so many people were experiencing unspeakable suffering so close to his doorstep. Read about his journey!

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2015 GCC Roundup: The best one yet!

Last month, around 100 fellows, educators, speakers and friends of the Melton Foundation gathered for the 2015 Global Citizenship Conference (GCC) in Hangzhou, China, a week-long event which brings students and professionals from 6 countries together to learn from one another, collaborate on projects and turn ideas into concrete action. 

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Fighting “intellectual obesity”: A fellow’s perspective

Senior Fellow May Garces reflects on her Melton Opportunity after attending the MIT Practical Impact Alliance Co-Design Summit in Ghana.

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“Sidekicks Unite”: Learning to be a helper, not a hero

“What does it mean to let go of a heroic journey to become a sidekick?” The question was at the center of this year’s Millennium Campus Conference (MCC), which assembled over 500 delegates from 50 nations across the world at the United Nations Headquarters. Melton Fellow Oluseun Joaquim reports.

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Deep Dive 2015: “We are all teachers”

Last week, “a team of passionate fellows, young and old, embarked on an amazing mutual learning experience.” Hear the Deep Dive team talk about their experience at Mañuco School in Chile.

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