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Emerson Collective Fellowship

Encouraging individuals of exceptional talent and creativity to advance bold new projects in education, immigration, the environment, social justice, media, and health.

At Emerson Collective, we believe that individuals have the power to untangle hard problems with ingenuity, to excavate human truths through art, to bring justice to our most calcified systems. We believe that an individual voice can inspire us, unite us, and show us the way forward.

We also believe that such individual innovation requires both support and freedom to flourish—so that individuals can follow their creative instincts, take risks and make big bets, and set off on paths with unknown destinations.

Emerson Collective supports visionary indviduals to pursue such intellectual, creative, and professional ambitions through the Emerson Collective Fellowship. Each Fellow’s work and projects advance the public understanding in Emerson Collective’s priority areas, creating new avenues for progress.

Featured Stories

    • 56 min

      Wendy Red Star: A new Native narrative—a learning journey through untold Native history

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      Eric Fey and Brianna Lennon: How local election officials make our democracy work

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    • 60 min

      Theodore R. Johnson: A public policy roadmap to achieving racial justice

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    • 56 min

      Reem Assil: This organizer-turned-chef is reimagining the restaurant industry

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    • 61 min

      Peter Pomerantsev: How to counteract disinformation—in Ukraine and the U.S.

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