ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2020
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2020, 15,159 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2020 on 1,458 campuses across 135 nations. 80 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2020 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT WILLIAM ALEXANDER JAMES, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Duke University | North Carolina, United States | Advancing SDG 11 & UNAI 9
" I am incredibly excited to be part of this program because I will gain some great experience understanding diverse perspectives from the other fellows who I will be learning and working with. I look forward to the connections and friendships I will make, as well as the leadership skills I will gain and personal values I will strengthen in this program. I expect I will be far better prepared for a career in tackling the Sustainable Development Goals after my experience in this program. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: YouChangeEarth
It is quite hard to do something meaningful about climate change as an individual. There is a lot of media that makes us aware of the largest problem of our century, but no clear, unified instruction on how to make a genuinely meaningful and measurable impact as individuals in society. YouChangeEarth.org provides personalized, actionable guides on how to reduce your carbon footprint, for anyone who is motivated to take some form of climate action.
About the Millennium Fellow
William James (prefers to be called Alec) wants to spend his life solving the threat of climate change to the human race. He is happiest by the coast or with friends, and is passionate about surfing, playing rugby and electric guitar, and speaking French. He recently took up skateboarding as a hobby during quarantine. Originally from London, United Kingdom, but with American parents, he goes to Duke University and appreciates both US and UK cultures.