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International Programs hosts Marshall Memorial Fellows

October 25, 2016

The Office of International Programs (OIP) is hosting a European cohort of Marshall Memorial Fellows (MMF) visiting Detroit this week to check out how grass roots initiatives are playing a critical role in the city’s recovery and growth. 

Attending a forum on the city’s history and demographics are Jacob Mchangama (left) of Denmark, Paulo Nuno Vicente of Portugal, Christine Spernbauer of Austria and Machteld Eveline Zee of the United Kingdom (joined by Juan Luis Sanchez of Spain and Zoltan Sipos of Romania, not pictured).  OIP, a regional partner of the prestigious German Marshall Fund, has designed a five-day itinerary that highlights partnerships between government, business and philanthropic leaders, including several Detroit MMF alums to nurture the fellowship’s global network. 

The fellows are touring neighborhoods on foot, bus and bicycle, and meeting with social activists and community leaders who are part of local urban renewal efforts.  Detroit is the second stop on a 24-day U.S. tour that began with orientation in Washington, D.C., and includes a visit to the offices of the Kresge Foundation, which funds the German Marshall Fund's MMF leadership program for Detroit's rising leaders and fosters transatlantic collaboration.

For more information about the Marshall Memorial Fellows program and the nomination process for Detroit leaders interested in being considered for the Marshall program in Europe, contact Naimah Wade, program manager for Educational Outreach and International Programs, at naimah.wade@wayne.edu.