WW Pickering Program Interviews: Dr. Richard Hope

In this interview, former WW Vice President Dr. Richard Hope talks about the legacy of the Pickering Fellowship program with Pickering alumna Belinda Jackson Farrier.

Dr. Hope was Vice President of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation from 1990 to 2010. During his tenure, he led the Foundation’s initiatives in public and international policy. He developed the Public Policy Partnership Program in South Africa and the Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program. He also oversaw the Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowships, a set of programs to support Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellows, and the Career Enhancement Fellowships.

Ms. Jackson was a 1998 US Department of State Foreign Affairs Fellow. As a Foreign Service Officer, she is now the Deputy Director of the Operations Center at the U.S. State Department.

From 1992 to 2016 the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation recruited for the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship. The Fellowship provides graduate students with financial support, mentoring, and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career with the U.S. Department of State.


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