Enhancement Workshop - Humphrey Fellows 2014
Professor Bruce Dayton, Associate
Director at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, spoke about crisis
management to Humphrey Fellow participants at the 2014 Enhancement Workshop.
February 10-14, 2014, the Maxwell School welcomes 38 Humphrey Fellows from 15 host
universities across the U.S. for the Leadership
and Governance During Times of Crisis Enhancement Workshop. The Fellows hail
from 26 countries from around the globe.
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program was initiated in 1978 to honor the late
Senator and Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and his life-long commitment to
international cooperation and public service. The program brings accomplished
young and mid-career professionals from designated developing nations and
emerging democracies to the United States for a year of professional
development and related academic study and cultural exchange.
week-long event brings together Humphrey Fellows from across their host
campuses, and will examine the dynamics and processes that occur as leaders
struggle to cope with crisis situations. The workshop will include information
about how crises have been managed at the most senior levels of government and
NGOs around the globe. They will
identify patterns of analysis and decision making that appear to be effective
(or ineffective) in forecasting, preparing for, managing, communicating about
and learning from crises. In addition, the fellows will explore the evolution
of the crisis, emergency and disaster management system in the U.S. and the
current state of ‘best practice.’ The overall goal is to offer
participants perspectives and tools to more effectively address a wide range of
crises including humanitarian emergencies, political instability and civil
unrest, terrorism, natural disasters, health pandemics, industrial accidents,
financial crises, and foreign policy fiascos.
workshop will be facilitated by experts including those from Maxwell’s
Trans-boundary Crisis Management Project, located at the Maxwell School’s
Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs. The agenda for the workshop includes
presentations by faculty, managers and officials involved in both crisis
management theory and practice. Professor Bruce Dayton will be spearheading the
workshop; as the Assistant Director of the Moynihan Institute, he specializes
in peace building and conflict resolution in addition to crisis management.
is the second year Maxwell has hosted the workshop. It is dynamic, offering a combination of
seminars, lectures, site visits and concluding with a simulation exercise where
participants will apply the lessons learned across the duration of the workshop
in a dynamic and interactive setting.
Maxwell School has been a host campus of the Humphrey Fellowship Program for
five years. Currently ten fellows are
pursuing studies and professional development work in the areas of public
policy, public administration, non-profit and NGO management, leadership and
collaboration. Syracuse Fellows who are
not formally attending the workshop will serve as ambassadors during the
workshop, attending the various social events throughout the week.