The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program will celebrate 40 years of bringing international professionals to the United States to study and collaborate with U.S. counterparts. Approximately 80 alumni from the Indo-Pacific region will come together at the alumni conference, “Indo-Pacific Pathways to Cooperation,” June 17-19, 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Academic Programs Caroline Casagrande will participate in the conference’s opening sessions.
The three-day event will focus on topics related to economics, governance and security, and will acknowledge the legacy of the nearly 6,000 Fellows and alumni around the world who work to improve the lives of people by promoting economic development, social progress, regional peace and security, and collaboration. In Indonesia, the Humphrey Fellowship Program is administered by the American Indonesian Exchange Foundation (AMINEF).
Founded in 1978 as a Presidential Initiative in honor of the late Senator and Vice President, the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides a year of professional enrichment and leadership development in the United States for mid-career professionals from countries across the developing world. The Humphrey Program fosters a mutual exchange of knowledge, builds professional capacity, promotes lasting ties, and enhances international cooperation.
Each year approximately 150 Fellows, funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, undertake professional development at leading U.S. universities in fields critical to U.S. relations with the developing world. The program now has a network of nearly 6,000 Fellows and alumni in 162 countries around the world working to improve their communities.
The State Department, working closely with the Institute of International Education, aims to acknowledge the extraordinary professional achievements and impact of Humphrey alumni during the Fellowship’s first 40 years through a series of events at home and around the world.
For press inquiries, please contact the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at ECA-Press@state.gov. Learn more about the Humphrey Program by visiting http://www.humphreyfellowship.org/. Join the conversation about the conference and the 40th anniversary on social media using the hashtag #Humphrey40.