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Emory: Celebrating 25th Anniversary of Humphrey Fellowship Program

The Emory University Rollins School of Public Health celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program at the school during the 33rd annual Global Development and Social Justice Workshop held at Rollins the first week of March. The workshop culminated in a visit from President Jimmy Carter, who reflected on establishing the fellowship 40 years ago and the impact Humphrey fellows have had — and continue to have — on the United States and their home communities around the world.

President Carter initiated the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program in 1978 as a way to honor the late senator and vice president and as a means to support the development of both public- and private-sector professionals who are committed to public service in their countries. The program brings accomplished mid-career professionals from designated developing countries to the United States for one year of non-degree graduate study and practical professional experience.

The Humphrey Program at the Rollins School of Public Health began with a class of 11 fellows in the fall of 1993. Rollins fellows focus on epidemiology, health education, and public health policy and administration. The 13 fellows in the 2018-2019 program at Rollins come from nations around the world including Costa Rica, Guinea, Kosovo, Bhutan, Nigeria, Togo, Liberia, and Myanmar.

Read more about this year’s class and/or the program.

View a recap of this year’s workshop.