Harvard Kennedy School
Since the Kokkalis Fellowships program on Southeastern and East-Central Europe started and up to 2010, it has sponsored 42 fellows and has trained nearly 250 public sector and nonprofit leaders from the region through Executive Education programs.
The scholarships pertain to young scientists from the Southeastern and East-Central Europe region, with fellowships for graduate study at the Public Policy John F. Kennedy School, at the University of Harvard.
The Kokkalis Program was established by Socratis Kokkalis, in 1997. Mr. Kokkalis who became a John Harvard fellow on the same year, is the founder of the Intracom Group of companies, the leading multinational companies for cutting edge technologies, with worldwide presence in more than 52 countries.
In addition to supporting students, the Kokkalis Program serves as the core for education, research, and outreach activities related to Southeastern Europe and neighboring regions.
The Kokkalis Fellowships Program accepted numerous applications and offered educational opportunities to students from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey. The students completed one of the following HKS degree programs: Master in Public Policy (MPP); Master in Public Administration (MPA2); Mid-Career Master in Public Administration (MC/MPA); Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID).
Drew G. Faust
President Harvard University Title
The Kokkalis Program has opened doors for the many Southeast European students to come to Harvard for the purpose of learning to become catalysts for peace and stability in their home region. Socrates Kokkalis' vision and generous support is also redefining how all students at the Harvard Kennedy School view their futures and their responsibility to society.
Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Dean
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
The Kokkalis Program opens doors for individuals committed to seeing democracy and market economy flourish. The Program taps into the School's strengths: the intersection of international affairs, socio-economic analysis and technology policy. I can't think of a better fit. We are grateful to Mr. Kokkalis for supporting a new level of outreach, research and scholarship in this important and vital region.
David Ellwood - Dean, Harvard Kennedy School
The Kokkalis Program has become among the Kennedy School's most effective and important programs, educating the superb students of South East Europe and sharing the ideas and insights of leaders for the region with Harvard and the entire community.