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Humphrey Fellows Global Forums, Aug. 1 and 7

By Dave Jones on July 25, 2013 in University News

UC Davis Extension announced that it will present Global Forums next week and the week after with visiting professionals from more than two dozen countries. The public is invited to attend the free forums, where the fellows will talk about their countries and careers.

The visitors are participants in the federal government’s Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program — named after the late senator and vice president — and they have come to UC Davis Extension for orientation and training.

UC Davis Extension has provided this service for 18 summers now. Most of the fellows go from here to their host institutions elsewhere in the country; some stay at UC Davis, and UC Davis also hosts other fellows who go through orientation elsewhere. More information on the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program at UC Davis.

Fellowships comprise a year of nondegree graduate study and related professional experience. The year’s orientation class at UC Davis Extension includes fellows who work in substance abuse education, treatment and prevention; finance and banking; economic development; natural resources, environmental policy and climate change; public policy analysis and public administration; law and human rights; agriculture and rural development; teaching English as a foreign language; communications and journalism; public health policy and management; educational administration, planning and policy; and higher education administration.

Lights refreshments will be served at the Global Forums. The first program will be with UC Davis Extension’s Humphrey Fellows Group I and the second will be with Group II. Here are the dates and details:

• Thursday, Aug. 1 — 1-5 p.m., Community Room, International House, 10 College Place (across from Howard Way at the north edge of the campus). Sixteen fellows from 14 countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, Haiti, Mali, Mongolia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal and Sri Lanka. Topics will include “Insecurity in Northern Mali: When Al-qaida Strikes the City of 333 Saints (Timbuktu),” “Child Labor in the Agricultural Sector in Pakistan: Save the Children” and “Cervical Cancer Rates Among Mongolian Women: Three Shots Can Save Your Life.”

• Wednesday, Aug. 7 — 1-5 p.m., 101 Bowley Plant Science Teaching Facility, south of Extension Center Drive on the Davis campus. Eighteen fellows from 14 countries: Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burundi, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Pakistan, South Korea, Swaziland, Thailand, Ukraine and Venezuela. These fellows, who arrived later than those in Group I, had not yet decided on their topics.

Three other fellows — from Burkina Faso, Iraq and Pakistan — will have left UC Davis, bound for their host institutions, prior to the forums.

For more information, contact Kelly Currywood, UC Davis Extension, (530) 752-8186 or

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