Mandela Washington Fellowship Events

2018 Mandela Fellows at Capitol in Sacramento

2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship Events

In 2018, UC Davis hosted Mandela Fellows for a Public Management Institute focused on Managing Globalization: Public Policy and Development in the 21st Century. Through programming in partnerships with businesses, nongovernmental organizations, and local and state government agencies, the Public Management Institute at UC Davis exposes Mandela Fellows to a diversity of perspectives on public management.

Public Events
 

2018 Mandela Fellows at Mandela Day
2018 UC Davis Mandela Washington Fellows at the Nelson Mandela Day Celebration at UC Davis. TJ Ushing/UC Davis.
Two fellows with Chancellor Gary May and LeShelle May
2018 UC Davis Mandela Fellows Olayemi Ursula Charlene Gaba and Shakira Phiri presenting items from their home countries to Chancellor Gary S. May and LeShelle May.

Academic, Leadership, and Professional Development Sessions
 

  • Panel with the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences International Programs Office
  • Public Finance and Economics (Nicholas Bowden, Transportation Technology and Policy Ph.D. student)
  • Energy Efficiency and Zero Net Energy at UC Davis and Beyond (Kurt Kornbluth, assistant adjunct professor in the College of Engineering)
  • Poverty and Education (Diana Moreira, assistant professor in the College of Letters and Science)
  • Visualization Concepts and Presentation Strategies in Teaching, Research, and Outreach (James Carey, distinguished professor in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)
  • HR Management and Community Engagement (Robb Davis, international student advisor in Global Affairs and Davis mayor, and Mike Webb, Davis city manager)
  • Gender Roles and Women in STEM (Karen McDonald, professor in the College of Engineering, and Linda Bisson, professor emeritus in the College of Biological Sciences)
  • Intercultural Communication (Tina Castillo, academic/associate director and interim co-director of the International English and Professional Programs in UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education)
  • Impact Evaluations to Improve Policy (Arman Rezaee, assistant professor in the College of Letters and Science)
  • Practical Skills in Policy Evaluation (Nicholas Bowden, Transportation Technology and Policy Ph.D. student)
  • Public Finance (Monica Singhal, associate professor in the College of Letters and Science)
     
2018 Mandela Fellow Group Photo at International Center
2018 UC Davis Mandela Washington Fellows outside the International Center. TJ Ushing/UC Davis.
  • Migration and Labor Markets (Giovanni Peri, professor in the College of Letters and Science)
  • Legal and Human Rights (Mary Louise Frampton, director of the Aoki Center for Critical Race and Nation Studies in the School of Law)
  • Animal Agriculture and Climate Chang (Ermias Kebreab, professor and endowed chair in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and associate vice provost for academic programs in Global Affairs)
  • Resolving Conflict: Interest-Based Negotiation (Carolyn Penny, director of the Office of Campus Dialogue and Deliberation)
  • Integrating Gender into Policymaking for Sustainable Development (Jolynn Shoemaker, director of global engagements in Global Affairs)
  • Public Policy and Regulation in the Energy Sector (Nicholas Bowden, Transportation Technology and Policy Ph.D. student)
  • Transportation Infrastructure and Project Management (Austin Brown, executive director of the Policy Institute for Energy, the Environment, and the Economy)
  • Science and Nutrition: Sensitive Agriculture to Sustainable Businesses in Africa (Carrie Waterman, assistant researcher in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)
  • Water Issues (Jonathan London, associate professor in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)
  • Water Resources: Energy and Policy Considerations (Sam Sandoval, assistant professor in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)
  • International Perspectives on Informal Water Systems (Pete Hartsough, assistant project scientist in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and Yasmina Choueri, Geography Graduate Group Ph.D. student)
  • Climate Issues (Ben Houlton, professor and chancellor's fellow in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Director of the UC Davis John Muir Institute of the Environment, and Sara Nichols, associate director of strategic initiatives at the UC Davis John Muir Institute of the Environment)
     
2018 Mandela Fellows at Lake Tahoe for team building
2018 UC Davis Mandela Washington Fellows during team building activities in Lake Tahoe, California. Tene Goodwin/UC Davis.

Community Service Events
 

  • Davis Community Meals
  • Urban Forest Project
  • Woodland Tree Foundation
  • Yolo Food Bank
     
Mandela Fellows volunteering at farm
2018 UC Davis Mandela Washington Fellows with UC Davis Mandela team student, Tene Goodwin (third from left), volunteering with the Yolo County Food Bank.
Mandela Fellows at UC Davis sign on campus
2018 UC Davis Mandela Washington Fellows during their first day on campus. Tene Goodwin/UC Davis.

Select Site Visits and Partnerships
 

  • California State Capital
  • Bike tour of Davis with City of Davis Mayor Robb Davis
  • California ISO
  • Crocker Art Museum
  • Davis City Council Meeting
  • Google
  • UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic
  • Mexican Consulate General in Sacramento
  • Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District
  • San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
     
Mandela Fellows in San Francisco
2018 UC Davis Mandela Washington Fellows during a site visit in San Francisco. (L-R): Adaku Abimbola Ufere, Singem Mambo Gwendoline, Olayemi Ursula Charlene Gaba, Abraham Genetu Tiruneh, Mbali Marcia Felicity Dlamini, and Stephane Elvis Dan. Tene Goodwin/UC Davis.
  • Tesla
  • Uber
  • UC Davis Global Affairs and Davis Network for Africa Networking Reception
  • UC Davis Horticulture Innovation Lab
  • UC Davis Russell Ranch Agriculture Sustainability Institute
  • UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC)
  • Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency

 

2018 Mandela Fellows at State Historic Park
2018 UC Davis Mandela Washington Fellows at a welcome reception at the Leland Stanford Mansion in Sacramento.

More Information

Please contact Jennie Konsella-Norene, administrative director of the Mandela Washington Fellowship and assistant director of global professional programs in Global Affairs, at jknorene@ucdavis.edu, with any questions.

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