Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program

Training global leaders working on the front lines of democratic change

Who We Are

Founded in 2005, the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program at Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law is a three-week training program for global democratic leaders holding senior roles in their respective fields. Fellows live on the Stanford campus and take classes from leading Stanford faculty, visit Silicon Valley technology firms and connect to a peer network of democratic leaders.

Become a Draper Hills Summer Fellow

Join the Stanford Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program and our global alumni community

Draper Hills By the Numbers

2005 Year Founded
350 Alumni
82 Countries Represented
7 Global Workshops Convened

Watch our Fellows' TED-Style Talks

Ibrahima Amadou Niang (Senegal '18)

Ibrahima Amadou Niang (Senegal '18)

Orginally from Senegal, Ibrahima Amadou Niang is the head of the Open Society Initiative for West Africa’s Guinea country office and a creative activist, researcher and published author.

ElsaMarie D’Silva (India, '17)

ElsaMarie D’Silva (India, '17)

ElsaMarie D’Silva is an Indian gender activist. She is the founder and CEO of Red Dot Foundation (Safecity) and the president of Red Dot Foundation Global

Svitlana Zalischuk (Ukraine, '11)

Svitlana Zalischuk (Ukraine, '11)

Svitlana Zalischuk talks about these issues in her country from her perspective as a member of the parliament with CDDRL Mosbacher Director Francis Fukuyama.