Humphrey Fellows Visit The Maxwell School

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The Maxwell School welcomed 32 Humphrey Fellows from 27 countries and 14 U.S. host campuses for a workshop, Leadership and Governance During Times of Crisis, this past week. The Humphrey Enhancement Workshop was led by Bruce Dayton, Associate Director of the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, who specializes in crisis management and peacebuilding.

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program was initiated in 1978 to honor the late Senator and Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and his life-long commitment to international cooperation and public service. The program brings accomplished young and mid-career professionals from designated developing nations and emerging democracies to the United States for a year of professional development and related academic study and cultural exchange. The Fellowship is sponsored and funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education.

The workshop explored numerous types of crisis situations, including humanitarian emergencies, political instability, natural disasters, health pandemics, and financial crises. The culmination of the workshop is a half-day simulation, during which the participants collaborated and applied the skills they had learned.

In between workshops, the Humphrey Fellows took a moment to participate in The Maxwell School’s #ToMeCitizenship campaign. The campaign is your chance to make a small contribution to the dialogue. How would you complete the sentence, “To me, citizenship . . .”?

It’s easy to participate! Download a thought bubble, fill in the bubble, and photograph yourself with your bubble. Or just post as text. Upload it to your Facebook timeline, to Twitter, or your favorite social media. Make sure to include the hashtag#ToMeCitizenship so that your bubble or text is seen by others in the conversation. (Or email your contribution to us at alum@maxwell.syr.edu.) 

Want to see the conversation? Visit: rebelmouse.com/ToMeCitizenship

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