On December 9, 2019 the Millennium Leadership Program opened the 2020 Millennium Fellowship Application. Inviting individuals aged 25-35 years old to apply, this competitive process will see twenty spots filled by promising talent from the next generation of global leaders.
Building on our fifty-five year history of convening exceptional next generation leaders, the Atlantic Council launched the Millennium Fellowship to connect and empower rising leaders who will shape the 21st century. Fellows join a global network of outstanding peers, have unparalleled opportunities to meet world leaders at flagship Council events, learn in a hands-on environment through Master Class sessions and study tours, and lead the debate on key global issues. The fellowship is a central pillar of the Council’s mission to promote constructive leadership and build enduring relationships capable of addressing shared global challenges.
The Millennium Fellowship is open to rising leaders and innovators around the world committed to achieving transformational change in their communities, countries, and professional fields with a global impact. Fellows will be at the forefront of the Atlantic Council’s work to promote constructive leadership and create a more secure and prosperous world. Through a competitive application process, the Atlantic Council will accept approximately twenty exceptional leaders who are thirty-five years old and under into the 2020 class of Millennium fellows this spring. Applications are now OPEN, you can apply here: http://bit.ly/MFEL2020
Stay connected with your network
The Millennium Leadership program is beginning a new initiative to keep alumni of the program connected and continuing to grow with one another in their professional development and leadership skills. To learn more about this effort and to let us know what you would find valuable in an going relationship with your fellow alumni of the program, please reach out to us at [email protected].
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Wed, Apr 3, 2019
On April 3rd, a cohort of Millennium Fellows had the opportunity to attend and participate during NATO Engages. Zafar Hashemi shared his history with NATO beginning as a boy in Afghanistan and culminating in his current position with SIGAR. Pete Seat was asked to present his perspective immediately following Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s address to […]
Program Impact Story by Atlantic Council
Fri, Mar 29, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC – On March 29th, the Atlantic Council announced it’s 2019 class of Millennium Fellows. An Italian entrepreneur bringing revolutionary vaccination technology to market to eradicate polio and measles rubella; a senior advisor to the Prime Minister of North Macedonia that led landmark legislation to change the country’s name in 2018; the chief-of-staff of […]
Mon, Dec 10, 2018
It remains unclear if the withdrawal agreement May has reached with Brussels will impact the life of her government, but it is clear that the Irish border has impacted the Brexit debate and will force the prime minister to turn to her party’s rivals to push the deal through Parliament.
New Atlanticist by Dan Haverty and Brendan Reaney
Mon, Nov 26, 2018
The newly elected parliament is very fragmented and still—a month and a half after the election—is unable to produce a stable government, a phenomenon also seen in other European countries this year.
New Atlanticist by Rihards Kols
Fri, Sep 7, 2018
With inhospitable temperatures across North Africa and Central Asia, constant war and conflict in Middle East hot spots, and the advance of authoritarian regimes, today’s refugees don’t represent a temporary conundrum, but rather a new normal of European life.
New Atlanticist by Pete Seat
Thu, Aug 2, 2018
We urge the government of South Sudan to end the arbitrary detention of Peter Biar Ajak, an alumnus of the Atlantic Council Millennium Fellowship, who was arrested in Juba July 28, 2018.
New Atlanticist by Frederick Kempe, Damon Wilson, and Daniel Bennett
Fri, Jul 6, 2018
Complementarity Without Competition: How NATO Can Benefit from Stronger European Defense Cooperation
Despite the current political tension in the transatlantic bond, the facts on the ground for NATO’s summit in Brussels on July 11 and 12 could not be better. After years of calls from the United States for more defense investment, NATO allies have been responding ever more credibly to meet the rising threats in the […]
New Atlanticist by Ulrik Trolle Smed
Fri, Jul 6, 2018
NATO faces an array of security threats from the Arctic in the north, Russia in the east, and migrant flows from the south, all of which demand a dynamic and flexible defense force. Although members of the Alliance have increased investment in defense, their focus has been on expensive technology for a potential high-end conflict. […]
New Atlanticist by Nicola Johnson and Jessie Ilkson
Tue, Jul 3, 2018
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s use of military force and hybrid warfare tactics in his country’s immediate neighborhood and beyond has brought into question NATO’s ability to defend its eastern border. Russian hybrid warfare, with an increased focus on asymmetric and nontraditional military capabilities, has made it considerably more difficult for NATO to counter destabilization efforts, […]
New Atlanticist by Rihards Kols
Tue, Jun 19, 2018
Atlantic Council Announces 2018 Millennium Fellows, NATO Summit Program, and Partnership with US Department of State Mission to NATO
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Atlantic Council is pleased to announce today the 2018 Millennium Fellows. With a 3.2 percent acceptance rate, the program is among the most competitive professional development opportunities in the international affairs and policy fields. In 2018, over 655 people from 100 countries applied to become a Millennium Fellow and only 21 […]