2007 - 2008
Siddharth is from Bangalore, India. He has studied government and public policy in North America, with a focus on international development and human security. During the summer of 2008, he worked in a Canadian political campaign as well as a summer school project in Montreal and Quebec City, Canada. He has also participated as a project...
Interacting and living with other Scholars from such different cultures and backgrounds, who all envision a better world, was also an outstanding opportunity for personal development and to achieve a broader perspective of the world.
Madalena is from Lisbon, Portugal. She holds a graduate degree of Social Work from the...
The greatest benefit of the Sauvé program is the ability to create lasting interpersonal relationships and friendships, both with the executive and among the Scholars themselves. I made several life-long friendships in the short time spent living with a group of amazing Scholars in a gorgeous mansion in Montreal.
The time I spent at the Sauvé House was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I will always cherish. It affected my life both professionally and personally. The eight months I spent with the Sauvé Scholars - 12 individual from around the world - taught me not only about other countries and their cultures, but also about myself. The...
The 9 months that I was in Montreal were amazing. I learnt a lot from everyone. Now that I’m back in my county, I feel very happy that I was one of the participants and for sure it has greatly affected my work and my future plans in radio.
Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, Humaira moved with her family to Pakistan to escape the...
Christopher is an intense person: a sponge for new knowledge and a constant font of original thinking. His enthusiasm to ignite the ideas in his head consistently draws together talented people and abundant resources to see them become real. Currently based in Beijing, he’s focusing his energies into three spheres...
Guillaume is from the Saguenay Region in Quebec, Canada. His expertise lies in government relations and public policy analysis, notably in federal regimes. Having lived and work on four continents and visited over 30 countries, he has consulted for the public, private and NGO sector, in Canada and...
Jon is from the United Kingdom. He graduated with a BA and Master’s degree in Classics from Cambridge University. He was the President of his College, Girton and also took the opportunity to learn to fly with the University Air Squadron as well as play plenty of sports. He has traveled widely, often with a purpose such as...
Egypt/United States of America
Sherif is Egyptian, born in Boston and a citizen of the United States. After having lived the first ten years of his life in Boston, he moved to Cairo, Egypt with his family. He graduated with a BA in theater and a BA in Mass Communication from American University in Cairo, Egypt.
Having experienced two different cultures and...
I don't think I can pinpoint one special event which specifically left an indelible mark, it was more the accumulation of many moments which were cause for thought --- sitting down at the kitchen for our regular Sunday night dinner and reflecting on how important sharing food and friends are, working on Dari and English with Humaira...
Peoples' Republic of China
Xiaoli is from Shanghai, China and graduated with a BA degree in International Relations from University of Leeds in the UK and a master’s degree in International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of London’s prestigious School of Oriental and African Studies, in the UK. While she was growing up, Xiaoli had the...
United States of America
Kini is from San Diego, California, U.S.A. and is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley (1994) where she majored in Mass Communications. She works as a media specialist in New York City, specializing in media relations for issue-driven organizations.
Prior to her current post at The Nature Conservancy, she has...
Kirsten is from Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Erasmus University in Rotterdam. She also took classes in International Relations, Communication Technology and International Law at Carleton University in Canada, and studied Chinese language and culture at Taiyuan Daxue in...