Maxwell welcomes the 2016 - 2017 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows of Syracuse University 

Humphrey Fellows 2016-17 Thirteen Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows are spending the 2016-2017 year at the Maxwell School for graduate academic study, professional development, and cultural exchange. Executive Education welcomes this eighth cohort of accomplished midcareer professionals who were selected for this prestigious fellowship sponsored and funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education.

The 2016-2017 Humphrey Fellowship Program consists of 168 fellows from 95 countries hosted by 14 U.S. universities. Since 1978, more than 5,300 fellows from 161 countries have participated in the program. The Maxwell School has hosted 91 fellows from more than 60 countries since 2009.

This year’s fellows hail from: Azerbaijan, Central African Republic, Chile, Jamaica, Lebanon, Pakistan, Russia, Sudan, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uganda. Their diverse professional experience and academic interests include NGO management, sustainable development, policymaking and analysis, participatory government, foreign service, IT policy and management, strategic planning and performance-based budgeting, education policy, and international development.

“The Humphrey Fellows add a rich dimension to the Maxwell School, with their broad professional experience and global perspective.  We look forward to the holistic exchange that occurs during their fellowship.  This takes place at Maxwell, across the University, in the region and among the fellows themselves,” says Margaret Lane, director of the Humphrey Fellowship Program and assistant director of Executive Education.

Part of their fellowship involves connecting with a diverse mix of students, faculty, community members, and professionals.  Humphrey Fellows are available as resources for faculty, classes, clubs, and organizations.  Contact Margaret Lane at