Global Courage Fellowship

The Global Courage Fellowship is a one-year program that explores innovations in trust and transformation in America and the global community.

Each year, leaders from across industries, geographies, and lived experiences will be selected to identify new and meaningful points of intervention and connections across sectors, communities, and cultures.

2022 Theme

Bridging Divides: Building Trust in an Increasingly Polarized World

As we near the quarter mark of the 21st century, imminent and existential challenges face humanity and our biosphere: climate crises, global health emergencies, record forced migration, technological revolutions, and emerging threats to democracy. Solving these complex, seemingly intractable challenges requires deep, meaningful collaboration—among individuals, organizations, communities, and countries around the world. And yet, instead of coming together, polarization is driving people apart and eroding the trust that's required for collective action.

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The 2022 Fellows

Our selected fellows are leaders who go against the grain and are courageously building bridges across borders, and racial and ideological backgrounds, in order to work towards collective solutions. We are proud to introduce our inaugural cohort:

Meet the Fellows

Deborah Ahenkorah Osei-Agyekum

Social entrepreneur and literacy advocate

Gordon LaForge

International affairs writer

Jose Mallabo

Communications and marketing expert

Kenice Mobley

Comedy writer and producer

Lindile Ntuli

Mining expert at Rio Tinto

Makiko Hirata

International pianist with ten released albums, and a researcher promoting the power of music to heal and unite

Megan Carroll

Experienced human rights advocate

Mohamed Soltan

Egyptian-American human rights policy expert

Mona Sloane

Sociologist at New York University

Neil Britto

Advisor, researcher, and teacher on cross-sector collaboration

Wendy Feliz

Director of the Center for Inclusion and Belonging at the American Immigration Council

More Information

For more information about Coeuraj’s fellowship, please email Kevin Martin, Manager, Global Projects, Coeuraj USA, at or Chloe Mullarkey, Manager, Coeuraj USA, at