McDonnell Academy International Symposium

Resilience & Reinvention: Lessons from the Pandemic

A Research Forum

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy will host an international symposium event and will feature a two-part Forum presenting exciting new research arising from ongoing international collaborations.

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Why should you become a McDonnell Scholar?

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy provides the network with which Washington University in St. Louis incubates new ideas and mentors future leaders. Through our partnerships, we lead groundbreaking research projects and prepare our Scholars to be effective leaders in a global community.

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Current Scholars from
international universities

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Visionaries for the Future

Our Scholars

Scholars are selected on the basis of their promise to become future leaders in academia, government, the professions, or the corporate world. The Academy provides academic, cultural, and social opportunities to help Scholars develop into future leaders knowledgeable about the world and critical international issues.

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Why are these children leaving their countries of origin? And, are any of these children in need of international protection?

Diana Ramirez McDonnell Scholar | Tecnologico de Monterrey

Our Ambassadors

A special feature of the McDonnell Academy is that each Scholar has a mentor. Each mentor also serves as an ambassador.
The Ambassadors are distinguished faculty who
serve as mentors to Scholars and are charged with strengthening collaboration with our partner universities. Collaborative efforts engage WashU faculty and students, and those of the partner universities, activities that enhance scholarship and international understanding.

Meet our Ambassadors
Guy Genin

I am energized by the global partnerships in engineering and public health that take up the challenges we all face jointly. I am grateful to the McDonnell Academy for catalyzing these and enabling local partners to have global impact.

Guy Genin Harold and Kathleen Faught Professor of Mechanical Engineering, McKelvey School of Engineering, and McDonnell Ambassador, Xi’an Jiaotong University

See what we’ve been up to for the last 15 years.

Our History
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Alumni | Scholars for Life
Chancellor Andrew Martin


Reaffirming the intrinsic value of our international community.

Chancellor Andrew Martin

Members of our WashU community who come to us from around the world play a vital role in making the university the exceptional institution it is today.

Meet Chancellor Martin