Maxwell School’s Executive Education Welcomes 2012-2013 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows

HHH 2012 Group Shot
The 2012-2013 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows of Syracuse University.
From left, first row: Nejib Khabbouchi (Tunisia); Gina Chacon (Mexico);
Ana Marcela Paredes (Ecuador); Madeleine Sialou (Cote d’Ivoire).
Second row: Mohammad Atul Mondal (Bangladesh); Dahlia Khoury
Sader (Lebanon); Darys Jimenez (Venezuela); Andrijana Vojnovic
(Serbia). Third row: Hassan Arshad (Pakistan); Adrian Perez
(Argentina); Ajmal Poya (Afghanistan).

The 2012-2013 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows have begun their year of academic study, professional development and cultural exchange at the Maxwell School.  Executive Education welcomed the fellows at the beginning of August for a three-week orientation, before embarking on their official program year. The eleven Fellows each hail from a different country including Afghanistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, Cote D’Ivoire, Ecuador, Lebanon, Mexico, Pakistan, Serbia, Tunisia and Venezuela.

 This is the fourth year Maxwell has hosted the Humphrey Fellows, who are focused in the areas of public administration, NGOs and leadership.  These Fellows are mid-career professionals and leaders in their respective countries, whose experience integrates well into Executive Education and its mission of preparing leaders for a global community. Biography briefs of the Fellows are available here.

The Humphrey Fellowship at Syracuse University offers many prisms through which to experience public administration, NGO management and leadership skills.  The Fellows participate in academic coursework revolving around elements of public administration; visit government agencies and officials, nonprofit organizations and leaders in addition to participating in professional affiliations locally and nationally.

“We are thrilled to welcome these eleven Humphrey Fellows to the Maxwell School and Syracuse University. The breadth and depth of their professional experience is impressive and dovetails seamlessly with the other programs in Executive Education,” stated Margaret Lane, Syracuse University Humphrey Program Coordinator and Assistant Director of Executive Education at the Maxwell School.  “We anticipate the Fellows’ academic and professional experiences as members of the Syracuse University community will contribute to the U. S. Department of State’s mission of people-to-people diplomacy.”

Another crucial component of the Fellowship is community service, learning about American culture via the host family & friends program and engaging in forums, public speaking events and fostering a collaborative relationship with the program’s affiliate campus at Onondaga Community College.

Syracuse University is one of 18 campuses across the U.S. hosting 197 Fellows from 93 countries.  The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program was initiated in 1978, is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education and to date has almost 4,700 alumni from 157 countries.