Maxwell School Executive Education Programs Welcomes Twelve Humphrey Fellows
The 2011-2012 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows have begun their year of academic study, professional development and cultu ral exchange at the Maxwell School. Executive Education Programs is pleased to welcome the twelve fellows, who hail from 11 countries: China, Ecuador, India, Iraq, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Oman, and Pakistan.
Syracuse University is one of 18 campuses across the U.S. hosting over 200 Fellows from 93 countries. The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides a year of professional enrichment in the United States for experienced professionals from designated countries throughout the world. Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or private sector. The Syracuse Humphrey Fellows will explore academic study in both the Maxwell School and the School of Information Studies and will be in residence at the Maxwell School until May 2012.
The Humphrey Fellows arrived in the beginning of August to the Maxwell School. They will focus their research in the area of public administration and policy, for which the Maxwell School has been rated #1 for the past 19 years*. In addition, several Fellows are also engaged in studies at the School of Information Studies (iSchool) in the area of ICT policy issues. The Humphrey Fellows program fits especially well with the Executive Education Office whose mission is to prepare leaders for a global community.
While the Fellows are based at Syracuse University, they will expand their knowledge of public administration practice, policy, and leadership, as well as improve their understanding of the United States and its citizens. Fellows will participate in the Humphrey seminar designed exclusively to address their leadership interests, enroll in select courses specific to their needs, and participate in a wide range of leadership and professional development activities throughout the year. Another integral component of the program is cultural exchange with area families who serve as local ambassadors. In addition, the Fellows have the opportunity to contribute their talents at area organizations and present talks at schools, civic organizations and other agencies throughout the CNY area.
Executive Education welcomes our 2011-2012 Humphrey Fellows and looks forward to the many contributions these Fellows will make in the years to come.
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and is administered by the Institute for International Education. Begun in 1978, the program now has a network of almost 4,500 alumni in 157 countries working to improve their communities and the lives of those in need.
* U.S. News and World Report Graduate School Ranking