ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT ANNA LEBEDEVA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Michigan | Michigan, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 9

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" Being part of the Millennium Fellowship is a platform that will strengthen my leadership skills and teach me how to be more effective and productive in my use of the resources at my disposal, as well as aid me in becoming the best version of myself. It is also an opportunity to network, learn and collaborate with different individuals from around the world. And that is exactly what fuels my work and my art. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Art of Learning

To combat the human condition of ignorance(passive or active), to promote learning and retaining, and to address a role of knowledge in society we create work that reflects the world around us as it is. I want this work and information that is not available to all to be shared and shared creatively.
My project The Art of Learning invites people to create illustrations for the research they want to share with the community. Through the social media page, along with these illustrations, I would also like to promote the research done at the University, books written by staff or students, and the local nonprofits in need of funding. Conducting interviews with leading figures, such as professors here at UofM, to see what messages they find the most important to spread at this moment, and creating a directory of scholars and change-makers on campus who in one way or another address one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals.
One chooses to conduct research (by reading through a study, credible article or book, or even making their own), and then they illustrate a newly learned concept in any medium, style, size, or complexity. They then accompany it with a personal caption; a reflection on their attitude toward the problem, what was a new and surprising thing that they learned, and what they think a possible solution could be(personal or on a community level) whether it’s realistic or not; it’s more about possible public initiatives that might start out of these creative problem-solving thought exercises.

About the Millennium Fellow

Anna Sergeyevna Lebedeva is a clever and inventive art student at the University of Michigan, Stamps School of Art and Design. She was born and raised in Russia, and now lives and studies in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Ever since she started attending college, she has met many people who have inspired her to contribute more and more of her time to the community around her as well as our global community. We all know that there’s a long way to having just and inclusive societies around the world. Anna aspires to make meaningful change by encouraging global citizenship, along with sustainability, through education, therefore contributing to the development of the United Nations’ Sustainable Goals.