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