Each week a Rhodes Scholar will be featured on the homepage. This feature reflects the diversity of backgrounds, contributions and impact of Rhodes Scholars from many countries since 1903.  For the full lists of Rhodes Scholars since 1903, click here

Jon Finer

Jon Finer

Vermont & Balliol 1999

Chief of Staff and Director of Policy Planning to John Kerry

Professor Dana Brown

Professor Dana Brown

New Jersey & St Antony's 1994

Former Director of the MBA at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School, Dana is the new Principal of Leicester Castle Business School at De Monfort University, Leicester.

Professor Jim Collins

Professor Jim Collins

New Hampshire & Balliol 1987

Jim lead a multi-institutional research team to create a paper-based way to diagnose a person with Zika.

Dr Abdul El-Sayed

Dr Abdul El-Sayed

Michigan & Oriel 2009

Executive Director of Public Health and Health Officer, City of Detroit, rebuilding the under-performing department. A difficult task as Detroit is one of the poorest American cities.

Dr David Goldbloom

Dr David Goldbloom

 Nova Scotia & Exeter 1975

One of Canada’s leading psychiatrists and mental health advocates. He is Senior Medical Advisor at the Canadian Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). He recently published "How Can I Help? A Week in My Life as a Psychiatrist".

Norton Tennille

Norton Tennille

North Carolina & Balliol 1962

Recently retired from the South African Education and Environment Project (SAEP) which he founded in 1994. 

Librarian of Congress Emeritus James Billington

Librarian of Congress Emeritus James Billington

New Jersey & Balliol 1950

American professor of Russian and European history at Harvard and Princeton before serving for 42 years as CEO of four federal cultural institutions—the Fulbright Program, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Library of Congress and Open World. His appointment as 13th Librarian of Congress in 1987 was approved unanimously by the U.S. Senate. He retired as Librarian effective September 30, 2015.

Shamma Al Mazrui

Shamma Al Mazrui

United Arab Emirates & University 2014

Appointed Minister of Youth Affairs in the new United Arab Emirates Cabinet. At 22, Shamma is the youngest Minister in the history of the UAE.

Mariame McIntosh Robinson

Mariame McIntosh Robinson

Jamaica & Hertford 1998

Founder of TEACH Caribbean along with other Jamaican Rhodes Scholars, an NGO which focuses on improving access to quality education for economically disadvantaged youth and a Partner at Portland Private Equity, an institutional mid-market private equity fund focused on the Caribbean.