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The Andrónico Lukšić Fellowships were established in 2006 to advance Croatia's public interest by providing educational opportunities for the country's human capital at the Harvard Kennedy School. The Fellowships honor the life and legacy of Mr. Andrónico Lukšić Abaroa, a visionary Chilean leader and entrepreneur of Croatian descent, and were founded and are supported by his family.
Through its dedication to promoting innovative and effective governance, the Harvard Kennedy School has set global standards in training leaders for public service since its inception in 1936. The Lukšić Fellowships enable natives of Croatia to benefit from the teaching, research, knowledge-sharing, and networks provided by master's and executive education programs.
In February 2012, Ambassador Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy and Lukšić Fellow (Executive Education, 2009), gave an overview of priorities for the upcoming Chicago summit, which will provide NATO officials with an opportunity to gather, take stock and plan a leaner, more efficient organization. She emphasized the need to ensure that the current economic crisis not become a security crisis, with inevitable cuts to defense budgets in member nations. Always keeping the human dimension of NATO’s initiatives at the forefront of her talk, Ambassador Grabar-Kitarovic also underscored new engagement programs designed to spur open dialogue with youth about the future of the organization. Watch the lecture.
Candidates may apply for Lukšić Fellowships for Harvard Executive Programs.