Mack, Donna McLarty Launch Global Fellows Program


Thomas F. "Mack" and Donna McLarty have launched an initiative to bolster international engagement and participation though a few academic partnerships.

The McLartys announced the McLarty Global Fellows Program, which is a philanthropic endeavor that will provide college and graduate students at the University of Arkansas and the William J. Clinton School of Public Service with an opportunity to conduct in international work in the areas of economic empowerment, human rights and political participation.

The program was established in 2011 and is based in Little Rock and Washington, D.C. 

"Mack and I began the McLarty Global Fellows Program as a way to support the important work being done to promote cultural diplomacy around the world," Donna McLarty said in a news release.  "We are pleased that though this program we are able to build on the extraordinary professional experiences and public service endeavors we have shared over many years in Washington, D.C., to benefit students studying in our home state of Arkansas."

Also this year, the program has announced a research fellowship at the Institute for Women Peace & Security at Georgetown University, and a partnership with Vital Voices Global Partnership to provide three fellowships to students from the Clinton School of Public Services, Sam M. Walton College of Business and the J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Arkansas to work at the headquarters of Vital Voices in D.C. 

"We are eager to share our experiences and to extend opportunities for learning and service to others; to build bridges between Arkansas and the wider world; and to inspire young people to think globally, in our interdependent world community," Mack McLarty said in the release.