Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program

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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.

Announcing the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Class of 2022

Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law is proud to announce our 2022 Draper Hills Summer Fellows who were selected from among hundreds of applicants for the significant contributions they have already made to their societies and their potential to make an even greater impact with some help from Stanford.

Draper Hills 2021 Mini-Documentaries

Fellows from the Draper Hills Class of 2021 share their backstories and speak on the issues closest to their hearts in these mini-documentaries. Get to know the fellows through these first-hand accounts and learn about the important work they are doing on the frontlines of democratic change to combat the global rise of authoritarianism and populism.

Draper Hills By the Numbers

2005 Year Founded
383 Alumni
83 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.