Gus Hart Fellowship - 2014 Call for Nominations
September 18, 2013 - The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is pleased to announce the seventh
Gus Hart Visiting Fellowship
to strengthen ties and mutual understanding between Chicago and
Latin America and Caribbean region.
The fellowship has been endowed
by the Hart
family to honor Gus Hart, whose lifelong interest in
service to The Chicago Council served as an inspiration for many with experience in
part of the world.
The 2014 Gus Hart Visiting Fellowship will be awarded to a leader or emerging leader, working in the business, governmental, social, or cultural realm and making contributions to the advancement of society in Central America (from Guatemala to Panama) and the Caribbean. The goals of the fellowship are: to recognize and reinforce the work of an emerging leader who has made a tangible contribution to his/her country; to connect this emerging leader with the resources and energy of Chicago so as to benefit his/her work; and to increase awareness of the Latin American and the Caribbean region in Chicago and deepen the city’s connections to the region.
Gus Hart Visiting Fellows are selected annually to spend one week in Chicago interacting with business, civic, academic, and media professionals in a program tailored to the Fellow’s interests and experience. The Fellow will deliver the Annual Gus Hart Lecture to a public audience and be honored at a dinner by the Chicago Council’s Board of Directors and other leading figures. The Fellow will receive a $10,000 honorarium and will be provided with transportation, room, and board for the stay in Chicago.
The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, October 25, 2013. Download the nomination form (PDF). If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Guinan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.821.7554.
About the Gus Hart Fellowship
In April 2007, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs established the
Gus Hart Fellowship with an endowment bequest from the Hart family. The
fellowship honors former Chicago Council chairman Gus Hart and was
established to bring emerging leaders from the Latin American and
Caribbean region to Chicago. Each year the Hart fellowship committee
selects an individual who is making significant contributions in areas
such as education, economics, health, commerce, poverty reduction,
microfinance, the environment, international development, governance, or
The Hart Fellow visits Chicago for one week and interacts with
Chicago-based commercial, civic, and media professionals in a program
tailored specifically to his or her interest, experience, and expertise.
The fellow also delivers The Chicago Council’s annual Gus Hart Lecture,
which the Hart family established in 2001, and will be honored by the
Council’s Board and other leading figures in the city at a dinner
following the lecture.
2013 - Salomón Chertorivski Woldenberg, Secretary, Economic Development, Mexico City
2012 - Sérgio Fausto, Executive Director, Fundação Instituto Fernando Henrique Cardoso (iFHC); and Denis Mizne, Executive Director, Lemann Foundation, Brazil
2011 - Sergio Jaramillo Caro, National Security Advisor to the President of Colombia
2010 - Henrique Capriles Radonski, Governor, State of Miranda, Venezuela
2009 - Claudio Orrego, Mayor of Peñalolén, a district of Chile's capital Santiago
2008 - Nicolás Ducoté, Cofounder and General Director of the Center for the Implementation of Public Policies for Equity and Growth (CIPPEC), Buenos Aires, Argentina