Cairo University

    Abdelrahman Mohamed worked as a research associate with the aim of increasing cancer patient survival rates at the children’s cancer hospital in Egypt. With three other partners, he cofounded "Leadership Factory" to make the concept of leadership development accessible among youth. He has delivered more than 10,000 hours of formal and informal training for youth in different settings, across 73 countries and territories, aimed at improving youth empowerment and leadership development. Abdelrahman served as Global President for AIESEC, a youth-led organization striving to achieve peace and fulfillment of humankind’s potential by activating leadership in youth through learning from practical experiences in challenging environments. In that role, he facilitated more than 41,000 volunteering and professional experiences with a youth base of more than 49,000 members from 126 countries and territories. He continues to seek opportunities to practice and develop skills in the domain of sustainable development, youth empowerment, and community mobilization.


    Middlebury College

    Abdijabar (Abbi) Mohamed will graduate from Middlebury College in February 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. At Middlebury, he was a Social Entrepreneurship fellow, played rugby, and launched a peace-building/coding literacy program in Kenya. He interned with Morgan Stanley’s NYC office as a Summer Technology Analyst, studied abroad at Mauritius’s African Leadership University (ALU) and Oxford University, independently studied Algorithms at Harvard’s John A. Paulson SEAS, studied as a pre-MBA candidate at Tuck School of Business and developed Artificial Intelligence algorithms for satellite-images classification. He is a keen follower of the deepening Sino-Horn of Africa relations in its various manifestations. As a native Horn of African, he aspires to develop bridges for collaboration conflict prevention and resolution between China and the Horn of Africa. Abdi is a 24 years old Kenyan-Somali.

  • Abdourahamane Diallo is a senior at Baruch College working on his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. Abdourahamane founded the Guinean Students Association of United States to empower the Guinean community. He is currently the Executive Secretary and the Director of Education of the African Advisory Council of the Bronx (AAC). Prior, Abdourahamane interned at the U.S. Department of Commerce as an International Trade Specialist, Blackrock Inc. as a Quantitative Risk Analyst, and JP Morgan as Investment Banking Risk Analyst. After graduation, Abdourahamane will join JP Morgan as Investment Banking Risk Analyst.

  • Abraham (Abe) Cass is an incoming associate consultant in Bain & Company's Seattle office. Prior to Bain & Company, Abe managed product and engineering for LiveRamp's Data Ethics team, developing company policy on data governance and ensuring the regulatory compliance of its products and offerings. Abe graduated with honors from Pomona College in 2014, where he studied chemistry and politics and led the Pomona Student Union and Food Recovery Network.

  • ADEDOTUN ADEJAREUnited States Of America

    University Of Pennsylvania

    Adedotun (Dotun) Adejare graduated from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in Finance and Business Analytics. He served as President of the Black Wharton Undergraduate Association and a writer for the Wharton International Business Review. Dotun has previously worked in Hong Kong for a cross-border payments company and at leading investment banks and consulting firms in United States. In addition, Dotun serves on the board of Rebound Liberia, a NGO dedicated to education, leadership and athletic empowerment for Liberian women.



    University Of Dehli

    Aishwarya Gupta is a Capital Markets lawyer, currently working with AZB & Partners in New Delhi. She was a member of the fourth cohort of Schwarzman Scholars. She received her bachelor’s in Political Science (Honors) degree and a post-graduate degree in Law from the University of Delhi. She is a published writer and journalist having worked with Tehelka, Hindustan Times, Global Dialogue Review, and various other Indian and international publications and news organizations. She is deeply affiliated with the disciplines of gender studies, mental health, minority rights, AI policy governance, and humanitarian assistance.


    Hse Moscow & Sciences Po

    Aleksandr Zhuravlev works at Sber, the largest Russian bank, where he's developing s Digital Strategy for the Russian government. Prior to that, he worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company in Moscow, Department of Economic Development of Dubai, and Smart Dubai. He studied Political Science at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow and Economics and Public Policy at Sciences Po, Paris.


    New York University

    Alexander MacKay will graduate from New York University Abu Dhabi in May 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in the Environment. His interest in combatting climate change led him to Greenland to conduct research at the fastest receding glacier in the world and to develop scientific aerial surveying equipment with Lockheed Martin. He has also tackled water access issues in India’s largest informal settlement to improve public toilet sanitation. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Alexander hopes to gain insight into implementing sustainable solutions to water issues in the developing world. Alexander is 22 years old and is from PEI, Canada.

  • ALICE HUANGUnited States Of America

    University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill

    Alice Huang studied Economics and Mathematics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead-Cain Scholar. She served as Executive Director of Students for Students International, a nonprofit that supports educational initiatives for girls in Tanzania, and taught English in Kolkata on a Fulbright Scholarship. Besides international development and cross-cultural communication, Alice is passionate about applying economics to business solutions and currently works at NERA Economic Consulting. Eventually, Alice hopes to promote a collaborative aid agenda between China, the U.S., and other global leaders.

  • Amanda Morrison is a documentary filmmaker currently based in Brooklyn. She is working as an associate producer on a Netflix documentary series about the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints. She is also directing and producing a documentary about Chinese feminist activists. Previously, Amanda was a fellow at the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at Penn and a researcher at the U.S. Asia Law Institute at NYU. She has published articles in Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, and SupChina. Amanda graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a BA in international relations.

  • Andrew Chang graduated from Harvard University, where he studied Biology and Health Policy. He is a published scientist and conducted research on chromatin biology at the Broad Institute and the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. He has worked as the chief executive of a global nonprofit, a teacher in the slums of Peru, a volunteer with an LGBTQ+ center in Taiwan, and a health advocate with Partners in Health in rural Mexico. Andrew is currently an M.D.-MBA candidate at Harvard Medical School and aspires to deliver interventions that care for vulnerable children. Andrew is from Taiwan and the United States.

  • Ankita Satpathy is a fourth-year student at the University of Virginia, where she studies Foreign Affairs and Government through the Politics Honors program. She has a minor in History and is primarily interested in issues of diplomacy and development. At UVA, Ankita serves as the Honor Committee’s Vice Chair for Hearings, a Resident Advisor, and a Politics Research Assistant. Ankita has interned for the U.S. Department of State, the Miller Center of Public Affairs, and the Legal Aid Justice Center of Central Virginia. She is excited to continue her study of foreign policy and U.S.-China relations at Tsinghua University.


    Gujarat National Law University

    Arnaaz is a lawyer from India with experience working with policymakers, academics and activists. She has worked as a legislative assistant to a Member of Parliament, as legal counsel to human-rights practitioners in a landmark Supreme Court judgment that criminalized an un-Islamic form of divorce, and as advisor to a State Government in implementing an emissions trading system in collaboration with J-PAL. Most recently, she was an Asia Resident at Dalberg, focusing on interventions around education and gender based violence. She is currently enrolled as a Hans Wilsdorf Scholar at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.



    Osaka University & University Of Tokyo

    Asami Takahashi pursued her first master’s degree in Public Policy at The University of Tokyo, where she was a selected student in Global Leader Program for Social Design and Management. She has diverse experiences in private and public sectors, including American Council on Germany in New York, U.S. Consulate General Osaka-Kobe, and extensive participation in programs such as APEC Voices of the Future, and Japan, China, ROK Trilateral Youth Summit. She received the Presidential Award for Extracurricular Activities and the Human Sciences Award as the top graduate from Osaka University in 2017.

  • ATOKA JOJapan

    New York University

    Atoka Jo studied Social Research and Public Policy at New York University Abu Dhabi. She spent each semester studying abroad in Argentina and Ghana, and interned at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations in New York. She co-directed a leadership development organization for girls in the UAE. As a member of the Masayoshi Son Foundation, she received a scholarship to conduct research in Costa Rica, investigating the correlation between education, poverty, and happiness. She aspires to work at the United Nations and create her own nonprofit in the future.


    Hebrew University Of Jerusalem

    Aviv Harkov immigrated to Israel as a teenager and founded a youth group for immigrants while in high school. She served as the Deputy Commander for Strategic Relations with Asia, Africa, and Latin America in the Israeli Navy’s Department of Strategic Affairs. After her service, she worked in Hong Kong for a year, founding a youth group and teaching at the Jewish school. Her cookbook, A Taste of Torah, was published by Gefen Publishing House. She completed a dual degree in Business Administration and Asian Studies, and studied Mandarin at Hebrew University. Aviv is the co-head of business development at fresh.fund.


    University Of Cambridge

    Axel Larsson was a Wallenberg Fellow of Schwarzman Scholars. In China, Axel led an organization supporting Nordic Startups' venture into China. He wrote his thesis on China's global media expansion and soft power. Before Schwarzman Scholars, Axel graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and International Relations. At Cambridge, he was awarded the 2018 Schmidt Prize for his essay on whether economic sanctions are an effective way to make states comply with international human rights law. Since graduating, Axel has worked in tech and currently works for a YC-backed startup.


  • BEIXI LIChina

    Central South University, University Of Rochester

    Beixi Li graduated from the University of Rochester with a master's degree in Public Health.  She is a licensed Preventive Medicine Doctor in China.  Currently, she is a doctoral student in the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  She believes preventive medicine and public health is the most important way to save the lives of hundreds of millions of people in the world.

  • BITA GHASSEMIUnited States Of America

    University Of Texas At Austin

    Bita Ghassemi is an Iranian-American filmmaker and artist who graduated as the 2018 Outstanding Scholar at The University of Texas at Austin with a major in Film and a minor in German. She has directed and produced content that has premiered and won awards at a multitude of festivals around the world and is passionate about pushing for diversity within media. She is currently working on the animation editing team at Rooster Teeth and is the co-founder of PILLARBOXED, a video production company based in Austin, TX with a mission to diversify Hollywood narratives and create visually compelling universal stories.

  • CARLOS RODRIGUEZUnited States Of America

    University Of Texas At Dallas

    Carlos Rodriguez is a Global Business and Marketing double major at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is passionate about nuclear nonproliferation issues and plans to dedicate his career to reducing nuclear threats through multilateral diplomacy. Originally from Puerto Rico, he has interned with the United Nations Information Center, the U.S. Department of State, and the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. Carlos is a Boy Scout who enjoys hiking, camping, and outdoor adventures.

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