Maxwell welcomes Humphrey Fellows

Fellows.jpgTwelve Hubert H. Humphrey fellows from four continents have begun their fellowship at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.  The Executive Education program welcomes these accomplished mid-career professionals who are embarking on a ten-month experience of graduate academic study, professional development, and cultural exchange at SU. 

The 2015-2016 Humphrey Fellowship Program consists of 167 fellows from 90 countries hosted by 15 U.S. universities.  Since 1978, more than 5,000 fellows from 159 countries have participated in the program.  It is sponsored and funded by the U.S. Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education.

This year’s fellows hail from Cameroon, India, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Mauritius, Moldova, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Serbia, and Togo.  They were selected after a highly competitive and intensive application process based on their commitment to public service and their potential for leadership in both the public and NGO sectors.

 “Executive Education is thrilled to welcome the Humphrey fellows to the Maxwell School.  Their experience and global perspective add to the depth and breadth of the School,” stated Margaret Lane, director of the Syracuse Humphrey fellowship program and assistant director of Executive Education.  “After their fellowship, they will be equipped with added skills, knowledge and networks to help make transformative changes in their respective countries.  We look forward to their numerous contributions in the classroom as well as in professional and cultural exchange opportunities during this year.” 

During their stay in Syracuse, the Humphrey fellows will be available as a resource for classes, clubs, and organizations.  For more information, contact Syracuse Humphrey fellowship program director Margaret Lane at melane02@syr.edu. 08/20/15