The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program was initiated in 1978, in honor of the late Senator and Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and his lifelong commitment to human rights, international cooperation, and public service.
The program brings accomplished mid-career professionals from selected developing nations to the United States for a year of professional development, academic study, and cultural exchange. The program is sponsored by the United States Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). This year’s program includes 204 Fellows from 93 countries, hosted by 18 universities throughout the United States.
Each year, a cohort of about a dozen Humphrey Fellows with professional interests in human rights and other fields of law is assigned to the University of Minnesota Law School.
Fellows and Fellowship alumni have amazing stories to tell about their work. This blog is a place for Fellows, alumni, and Human Rights Center staff to share those stories.