William and Mary

Weingartner Global Initiative

Werner WeingartnerThe Weingartner Global Initiative was initiated in 2008 thanks to the generosity of Werner Weingartner.  The initiative creates a two-year term Professorship and funds two to six student research positions each year devoted to the study of crucial international policy issues.   In his/her role as mentor to the student recipients of Weingartner Fellowships, the Weingartner Professor will serve as their project advisor and involve them in his or her research project.

The Charles Center will serve as the administrative home for this program.

For many years Weingartner taught mathematics at the Bronx High School of Science. After retiring to Hilton Head, S.C., he and his wife, Mary Anne,  moved to Williamsburg and immediately became involved in the life of the College.

The initiative is funded with a commitment of $1 million and consists of  a Weingartner professor and two student fellows.