About the Chubb Fellowship

The Chubb Fellowship is based and administered through Timothy Dwight College, one of Yale’s twelve residential colleges. The Master of Timothy Dwight College supervises the carrying out of the mandate of the Chubb Fellowship and is assisted by the Associate Chubb Fellow. Master Jeff Brenzel ’75 currently directs the program, assisted by Associate Chubb Fellow Susan Adler. It is designed to foster among the undergraduates of Timothy Dwight College and Yale University an interest in public affairs.

The Chubb Fellow usually makes a public address on a topic of special interest, open to the entire Yale and New Haven communities. Though the lecture is an important component of the visit, the main purpose is to have the Fellow participate as fully as possible in the life of the College and of the Yale community. The format of the visit enables the Chubb Fellow to meet with groups of students and faculty during a meal, reception or seminar.

Although the activities of the program focus on the students of Timothy Dwight College, its principal beneficiary, the impact is felt throughout the student body of Yale University and in the community at large. The response of Yale students to the program continues to be enthusiastic, as it provides a unique opportunity to interact in a relaxed setting, to discuss both national and international issues and the challenges and pleasures of public life. This personal contact is what differentiates the Chubb Fellowship visit from other university lectureship invitations. It makes for a rewarding experience for all those in the Yale community who have contact with the Chubb Fellow.