Haverford Student Wins Prestigious Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Award
Second-year student, Andrew Peterson of Denver, Colorado and 15 other American students are among 100 outstanding second-year university students from 17 countries who are being recognized in ceremonies around the world this spring. Last year, another Haverford sophomore, Vincent Indelicato, also won a Global Leadership award and this year has been studying at Oxford.
Selected on the basis of his outstanding academic abilities and leadership achievements, Andrew served this year as co-chair of Haverford College's honor council, administering one of the oldest student-run honor codes in the U.S. Last summer, as an intern with the College's Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, he lived and worked in one of the poorest and most violent areas of El Salvador. The summer following his graduation from high school, Andrew had traveled to Costa Rica where he honed his Spanish skills and volunteered in a school for low income third- and fourth-graders. This fall he will be studying philosophy at Oxford University's Pembroke College.
Along with the distinction of being selected "Goldman Sachs Global Leaders," the 100 students worldwide will receive awards of $2,000 each and will participate in award ceremonies at which renowned leaders in the public, civic, and private sector will discuss the challenges of leadership in the 21st Century.
On April 25th during an award ceremony at the Institute of International Education's world headquarters in New York, winners from U.S. and Canadian campuses were addressed by Ambassador Kishore Mahbubani, Singapore's former Foreign Minister and current UN Ambassador, who recently served as President of the UN Security Council, and by Dr. Alice Ilchman, President of the Watson Fellowship Program, former Chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation, and former President of Sarah Lawrence College.
The Goldman Sachs Foundation, along with its partner organization, the Institute of International Education, created the Global Leaders Program to identify and reward the academic excellence and leadership potential of 100 of the most accomplished second-year students from all disciplines worldwide. The competition helps foster their leadership skills and prepares them for distinctive service to society and their future professions.
"The Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program reflects the Foundation's mission to identify and promote innovation and excellence in education worldwide," said Stephanie Bell-Rose, president of The Goldman Sachs Foundation. "Now, more than ever before, we need to prepare our best and brightest to operate in a global context, and to educate our future leaders for a complex technology-driven environment in varied cultural settings. We hope that the experience as a Goldman Sachs Global Leader will inspire these students at this important time in their lives, and we hope that the relationships they develop as Global Leaders will provide further opportunities over the years."
The Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program was launched last year by the Foundation, in partnership with the Institute of International Education (IIE). Through its overseas offices and local educational partners in 17 countries around the world, IIE conducts an annual competition on 64 of the world's leading universities and colleges to identify 100 of the most accomplished second-year students for the Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program. Students at participating colleges and universities in Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Mexico, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States are eligible to apply.
"The Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program is a tremendous investment in preparing the next generation to address pressing global issues," said Allan E. Goodman, President and CEO of the Institute of International Education. "The opportunity to forge relationships and share ideas across borders that this program offers will prepare these extremely talented young people to become the kind of leaders of governments and societies upon which ultimate success in the wars against poverty, disease and terrorism will depend."
Through interviews with a distinguished panel of leaders from business, government and the nonprofit sector, eight of the 16 students from U.S. universities will be selected to participate in the Goldman Sachs Global Leadership Institute in late July 2002 in New York City, along with 42 other students selected internationally this spring. Upon successful completion of the Institute, these 50 students will be awarded Top Honors, including an additional $3,000 award.
The Goldman Sachs Global Leadership Institute will provide this select group of students from around the world an opportunity to examine important issues such as global leadership, the new world economy, e-commerce, and international development. World-renowned faculty from The Leadership Center at Morehouse College and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, senior Goldman Sachs executives, and leaders from the nonprofit, business, and governmental sectors will lead challenging and thought-provoking seminars.