Executive Education hosts Open Society Foundations
Executive Education plays host in
March to a two-day conference for Open Society Foundations-sponsored
students. Public Administration graduate
students from University of Ottawa and Brandeis University will join their
Syracuse University colleagues in order to gain perspectives of public
administration and professional development skills. These students will also have the
opportunity to present to their peers on a research topic of their choice. A total of fourteen graduate students will
join two OSF staff members and members of the Executive Education team.
Executive Education’s partnership
with Open Society Foundations is in its second year. OSF is currently sponsoring seven students
from Moldova and Georgia at the Maxwell School, all of whom are pursuing an
Executive Master of Public Administration degree. OSF’s mission is to “build vibrant and
tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens” (http://www.soros.org/about).
These mid-career students in
Executive Education at the Maxwell School join an international student body,
47% of which hail from countries other than the United States. Upon graduation, they will immediately be
able to transfer and apply the knowledge gained while at Maxwell upon return to
their countries’ ministries. The
sponsorship extends approximately 18 months to allow the opportunity to gain
additional experience in an internship at an agency or organization in the U.S.
In December 2013 this current cohort will join
their colleagues from the inaugural OSF group of eight students, who completed
their degrees in December 2012.