UCD welcomes Humphrey Fellows

The 2019-20 UC Davis Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows pose with with vice provost and associate chancellor of global affairs Joanna Regulska and associate director Nikki Grey Rutamu
The 2019-20 UC Davis Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows pose with with vice provost and associate chancellor of clobal affairs Joanna Regulska (third from left, bottom row) and associate director Nikki Grey Rutamu (far right, top row). TJ Ushing, UC Davis/Courtesy photo

By Bonnie Shea, director of communications, Global Affairs

"UC Davis welcomed its 29th cohort of Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program participants on Aug. 13 — 11 accomplished mid-career professionals from 11 different countries who are spending the 2019-20 academic year strengthening their professional skills, improving their leadership abilities, and engaging in meaningful collaboration.

UC Davis is one of 13 university hosts of the fellowship program, an initiative of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education. Since 1986, UC Davis has hosted 296 Humphrey Fellows from 105 countries.

“We are honored to host another fantastic cohort of fellows at UC Davis this year. While at UC Davis, our fellows help provide our campus and community with a deeper, nuanced understanding of the complex agricultural and environmental issues affecting our world,” said Nikki Grey Rutamu, associate director of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program within Global Affairs.

Among the 2019-20 cohort are fellows from Bangladesh, China, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Honduras, Lebanon, Panama, Sri Lanka, South Sudan, Tunisia, and Vietnam, bringing perspectives and expertise in fields such as agriculture and rural development, natural resources and environmental science, and environmental policy."

Read the full story at The Enterprise

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