Outreach Work

Professional Development

Conferences, workshops, festivals, events – it all goes into the category of Professional Development. Variety from enhencement workshops, strictly expertize, anual gathering of the fiels to festivals and conventions. The biggest group activity, and the very special individual choices.

Global Leadership Forum

Humphrey Fellows Learn Leadership Lessons at Washington D.C. Global Leadership Forum (GLF-2010) The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows from Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication attended the Global Leadership Forum (GLF-2010) in Washington DC in October 2010. The event brought together around 200 Humphrey Fellows from 93 different countries in a weeklong residential conference. The Forum is an essential component of the State Department-sponsored Fellowship program. The event was aimed at providing the fellows a chance to meet their counterparts from other campuses to exchange lessons of leadership and learn from each other's personal and professional experiences. Founded in 1978 to pay respect to the services of the former U.S. Vice President and Senator Hubert H. Humphrey, the Humphrey Fellowship now has a network of 4,200 alumni in 157 countries of the world. Amy Nemith, Assistant Director of the Hubert Humphrey Program at the IIE, said that the GLF was the first of two times when the Fellows were brought together in Washington, DC to introduce them with the US Capital and rest of the fellows working at different campuses across the United States. "It is a chance for all to Humphrey Fellows to discuss what it means to be a (better) global leader. The Forum is one of the benchmarks of the fellowship year," she said, "We are expecting from the Global Leadership Forum to give the Humphrey Fellows a broader understanding of the program. Previously, the Fellows were based at their individual campuses but now we have made them a part of a larger global community." During a tour to the U.S. capital, the Fellows visited the White House, Lincoln Memorial and several other memorials. In the sidelines of the Forum, the Humphrey Fellows visited the offices of the Washington Post and the Voice of America. They keenly observed the newsroom operations at both the reputed media houses of the nation. At a reception hosted at the U.S. Department of State, Secretary of State Ms. Hillary Rodham Clinton, said the fellowship provided a chance to foster greater understanding and more bridges between the people. "We've got to build more mutual understanding and respect. We need more links between people in government today and people who will be in government tomorrow. So we do expect great things from you when you return home after this period here as a Humphrey Fellow," she said in her speach to the Fellows.

Hillary Clinton

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows