Echoing Green Fellow Named Daily Beast Up-and-Coming Leader

Dr. Nat Irvin II, the Woodrow Wilson Chair at the University of Louisville College of Business, says that 2006 Echoing Green Fellow Anthony Jewett is “…fueled by the belief that the future of our nation—indeed, our world—depends squarely on our ability to equip every student with the critical world perspectives, intercultural competencies, and foreign-language skillsnecessary for effective leadership in the 21st century.”

Anthony created The National Center for Global Engagement with a mission to “transform the face of America abroad.” In a truly global economy that requires international exposure and knowledge of multiple cultures, just two percent of eligible U.S. undergraduates study abroad each year. And while African Americans represent twelve percent of the U.S. college population, only three percent have studied abroad over the past ten years. Anthony believes world peace, national security, and economic prosperity will only be advanced by a diverse, globally competent workforce. And without world exposure, minority students will continue to find themselves at a disadvantage in the global marketplace.

For his quest to make international exchange accessible for 50,000 underserved students by 2020, Anthony was named by The Daily Beast as one of America’s 14 up-and coming African American leaders.

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