Training Future Global Leaders

Oct 19, 11:00 a.m.
Livestream Link
Open to the Public
Join the Albright Institute at A Very Wellesley Weekend

Albright Institute Fellows of all years are invited back to Wellesley's campus this October.

As part of A Very Wellesley Weekend, on Saturday, October 19, the Albright Institute will be hosting a series of events in honor of our first decade. Planned events include informal sessions to share with one another, hear from current Fellows, as well as opportunities to engage with Secretary Albright.

Please join the livestream of The Albright Institute at Wellesley College: Training Future Global Leaders at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October, 19, 2019.

In this moderated panel discussion, Secretary Albright will be joined on stage by Fellows Halimatou Hima Moussa Dioula ’10, Esther S. Im ’12, and Zsofia Schweger ’12, who will discuss the impact of the Institute on their life trajectories. Professor Joseph Joyce, founding Faculty Director of the Institute, will moderate. 




  • Madeleine Korbel Albright, U.S. Secretary of State (1997-2001)
    Diplomat, Global Leader, Visionary
  • Joseph Joyce, Founding Faculty Director, Albright Institute
    Joseph P. Joyce is a Professor of Economics at Wellesley College, and holds the M. Margaret Ball Chair in International Relations.
  • Halimatou Hima Moussa Dioula, Albright Fellow
    Halimatou Hima Moussa Dioula is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Cambridge, where she is a Cambridge-Africa Trust scholar, doing research in development studies. She analyzes the interconnectedness between various forms of inequalities, learning outcomes, and opportunities and further investigates trends and patterns that may explain how and why some students, particularly girls, succeed in furthering their education, while others don’t. She went to Lycée Mariama of Niamey, Niger, before heading to the United World College in New Mexico. While in Niger, she was the first president of the Youth Parliament. She holds an M.A. in public policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, through a Harvard Presidential scholarship, and a B.A. in Africana studies and economics from Wellesley College, where she was an Albright Fellow (2010). She has extensive experience working on community development in various African countries and was part of the World Bank’s Global Delivery Initiative, where she authored several publications. She is the 2018–2020 Next Einstein Forum ambassador for Niger and organized the first Africa Science Week, impacting thousands of students.
  • Esther S. Im, Albright Fellow
    Esther S. Im is a program officer with the National Committee on North Korea (NCNK), an organization that works to support principled engagement between the United States and North Korea. At NCNK, Im works with its 90-plus members to elevate humanitarian, people-to-people, and track II engagement and diplomacy in the broader foreign policy discussions on North Korea. Previously, she worked at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, where she covered sanctions, nonproliferation, and disarmament issues during South Korea’s 2013–14 Security Council term. She was a junior Fulbright researcher in South Korea from 2015–16 and has interned at several D.C. think tanks, including the US Korea Institute at SAIS, the Wilson Center, and the Council on Foreign Relations. Esther recently received her M.S. in foreign service from Georgetown University with a focus on diplomacy, negotiations, and national security strategies in East Asia. Im majored in international relations -- political science at Wellesley and was a 2012 Albright Fellow.
  • Zsofia Schweger, Albright Fellow
    Zsofia Schweger is a Hungarian artist based in London. She had lived in the United States for five years and moved to London in 2013. She then attended the Slade School of Fine Art, graduating with an M.A. in 2015. Schweger’s work in painting is informed by her experience of moving countries: She is interested in human relationships to spaces in general and the notions of home and belonging in particular. In her paintings of domestic and public interiors, Schweger uses reductive paint application, flat panels of color and a muted palette in order to express a sense of both alienation and comfort.Schweger was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016 and Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe 2017. She has been supported by several generous prizes, including the Jealous Prize, Griffin Art Prize, the Alice C. Cole Award, and the “One to Watch”’ award at the FBA Futures 2016 exhibition. Since her first solo exhibition at Griffin Gallery in London in 2016, she has had solo shows at Edel Assanti (London), Sapar Contemporary (New York), Lundgren Gallery (Palma), and Inda Gallery (Budapest).