Dec 21, 2010

Sylff Fellows’ Updates from Slovakia and Kenya

The Tokyo Foundation is happy to report updates on the following two Sylff fellows.

A research article by a Sylff fellow from Slovakia was published in a prestigious journal of foreign policy, Yearbook of Slovakia's Foreign Policy 2009. Mr. Ondrej Gazovic, a Ph.D. student of the faculty of Social and Economic Sciences at Comenius University in Bratislava, writes in his article that the year 2009 could be a breakthrough in terms of Slovak public diplomacy. The article presents extensive and critical reviews of the activities of public diplomacy by the government and identifies the potential areas to develop a positive perception of the country. Refer to the following website for more information about the Yearbook: (Ondrej recently married Ms. Tina Gyarfasova, who happens to be another Sylff fellow at the same university. Congratulations to both of you!)

Dr. Richard Wamai, a Sylff fellow of the University of Helsinki, Finland, who now serves as assistant professor of the department of African-American Studies, Northeastern University, Boston, USA, recently had the pleasure of having his research on health systems and HIV/AIDS policy featured on the University’s website news, as well as by TV on the Boston Channel (WCVB-Channel 5 – City Line show). For the article, please click here. For the TV news clip, please click here.

Please join us in congratulating Ondrej and Richard on their achievements. The Tokyo Foundation wishes them continuous success in their respective areas.

Sylff fellows who wish to share their achievements here at "News & Events" are requested to contact the Leadership Development at scholarship[at] ([at] should be replaced by @).