Mandela Washington Fellowship Events

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Mandela Washington Fellowship Events

In 2019, UC Davis will host the Mandela Fellows for a Leadership in Public Management Institute. The institute will engage fellows to explore several themes of leadership and public management through experiential learning that combines guest speakers from academia and the public and private sectors, case studies and field visits to government institutions and private sector facilities, and projects that allow fellows to actively develop skills and address relevant issues in their home country or region.

Academic, Leadership, and Professional Development Sessions
 

  • HR Management and Community Engagement (Robb Davis, international student advisor in Global Affairs and former Davis mayor, and Mike Webb, Davis city manager)
  • Energy Efficiency and Zero Net Energy at UC Davis and Beyond (Kurt Kornbluth, assistant adjunct professor in the College of Engineering)
  • Transportation Infrastructure and Project Management (Austin Brown, executive director of the Policy Institute for Energy, the Environment, and the Economy)
  • Public Utility Regulation (Nicholas Bowden, Transportation Technology and Policy Ph.D. student)
  • Youth and Young Leadership (UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May)
  • Business in Africa (Grant Harris, CEO of Harris Africa Partners LLC.)
  • 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)
  • Water Resources: Energy and Policy Considerations (Sam Sandoval, assistant professor in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

 

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2018 UC Davis Mandela Washington Fellow Milkias Tuka observes a water demonstration by Sam Sandoval, assistant professor in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
  • Agriculture and Climate Change (Ermias Kebreab, professor and endowed chair in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and associate dean of global engagement and director of the World Food Center)
  • Water Rights (Beth Rose Middleton, associate professor of Native American Studies at UC Davis)
  • Impact Evaluations to Improve Policy (Arman Rezaee, assistant professor in the College of Letters and Science)
  • Climate Issues (Dr. Helene Margolis, associate adjunct professor in the UC Davis School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Sara Nichols, associate director of strategic initiatives at the UC Davis John Muir Institute of the Environment)
  • 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)
  • Leadership Challenge (Dan Schwab, UC Davis Human Resources)
  • Putting it all Together: Leading with Purpose and Strength (Oliver Hack, director of project development, Social Good Fund)

Community Service Events
 

  • Davis Community Meals
  • Urban Forest Project
  • Woodland Tree Foundation
  • Yolo Food Bank
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2018 UC Davis Mandela Washington Fellows Palesa Mathapo, Shadrack Ampsonsah and Joannishka Dsani planting trees with the Urban Forest Project. 

Select Site Visits and Partnerships
 

  • California State Capitol
  • Bike tour of Davis with former City of Davis Mayor Robb Davis
  • California ISO
  • Crocker Art Museum
  • Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District
  • San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
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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
  • UC Davis Global Affairs and Davis Network for Africa Networking Reception
  • UC Davis Horticulture Innovation Lab
  • UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC)
  • Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency
  • Yolo County Landfill 

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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