Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows embark on year of exchange and engagement
Thirteen Humphrey Fellows from a dozen emerging democracies and developing countries are spending the year at the Maxwell School partaking in graduate study, professional development, and cultural exchange. These midcareer professionals are part of a class of 150 scholars from 97 countries. Syracuse University is one of 13 campuses across the country to host Humphrey Fellows.
This year’s fellows hail from Brazil, Central African Republic, China, India, Mozambique, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, South Sudan, Suriname, Ukraine, and Vietnam.
“During this 40th anniversary of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship, it’s notable that the same ideals President Jimmy Carter envisioned when the Fellowship was established in 1978 to honor Hubert Humphrey are still resonant today. This commitment to public service, citizenship, and international cooperation dovetails perfectly with Maxwell’s dedication to the Athenian Oath,” stated Margaret Lane, director of the Humphrey Fellowship Program and assistant director of Executive Education.
The fellows’ diverse professional experience and academic interests include NGO management, post-conflict reconstruction, public administration, journalism, urban and rural development, IT policy and management, cybersecurity, public affairs, public-private partnerships, and policy implementation among other areas.
While at Syracuse University, Fellows engage with students, faculty, civic organizations, and their professional counterparts in diverse learning and exchange opportunities. This collaboration can take any number of forms, including resources for faculty, classes, clubs, and organizations.
Approximately 115 fellows from 70 different countries have called the Maxwell School and Syracuse University home during their fellowship year since 2009.
The Humphrey Fellowship program is sponsored and funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education.