Global Research & Outreach
International Exchange of Ideas
Through a network of scholars, teachers and resources, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation engages a global audience in a dialogue about Jefferson's ideas and establishes relationships with people from around the world. Our scholars take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Jefferson and his legacy by supporting a wide range of inquiry and programs in the Charlottesville area and abroad. From organizing academic conferences around the world to restoring and preserving Monticello, our scholars are passionate about uncovering insights into Jefferson's world.
In June and July 2014, Monticello and the Presidential Precinct welcomed 25 Washington Fellows in the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), a new endeavor by the U.S. to invest in the continent’s next cadre of leaders. Through this effort, the U.S. will develop a network of thousands of young African leaders across key sectors for Africa’s growth and development.