ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.
"I'm grateful to the Millenium Fellowship Program for creating a network which allows for students to collaborate on the initiatives that drive us to make change. I'm excited to use this opportunity to build on the idea that women play a unique and powerful role in peace-building and policy-making processes.”
Millennium Fellowship Project: IGNITE at Northeastern
IGNITE is an organization which empowers women to develop political ambition. Northeastern's chapter will work with students on campus to raise community awareness of the ways in which women play a unique role in the peace-building and policy-making processes. The project aims to introduce the idea that women are not just survivors of conflict, they are often the people who are most apt to come to a peaceful resolution. IGNITE aims to carry out weekly meetings and three events (speakers, film screenings, and workshops) which highlight the contributions women have made to peace-building and policy-making efforts in the past and how my community can support women who are pursuing these processes now.
About the Millennium Fellow
Lauren Rothschild is a rising senior studying political science, international affairs and security studies at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. She has served as a Research Assistant at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, and as a Student Ambassador for Northeastern's Global Experience Office. Lauren works with IGNITE at Northeastern to center women in conversations and programming about political ambition and policy-making.