On June 14, 2007, three 92nd Street Y Ford Fellows were interviewed on WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show. Listen online.
"Beginning June 1, the two-week program brought activists to New York from Bulgaria, China, Indonesia, Israel, Morocco, South Africa and the Ukraine—all nations experiencing political or social upheavals."
"92nd Street Y in Manhattan, in conjunction with a $210,000 grant from the Ford Motor Co., placed 22 fellows in a series of graduate level courses. The classes, taught by faculty at the Columbia University School of Business, instructed the group on how to improve life in their home communities."
"Before returning home on Friday, the fellows attended a banquet in their honor [...] [At the banquet], Henry Kissinger spoke of the need for more international fellowship programs, saying they diminish misconceptions between cultures, and that they could have eased tension after World War II and The Cold War."
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