University of Minnesota

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Celebrates its 35th Year

April 17, 2014

During the weekend of April 25-27, 2014, the University of Minnesota’s Law School and Humphrey School of Public Affairs will commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program with a series of public and private events. 

The 2013-14 academic year marks the 35th anniversary of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, which was established in honor of the late senator and vice president and his lifelong commitment to human rights, international cooperation, and public service. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education, the program brings accomplished young and mid-career professionals from selected developing nations to the United States for a year of professional development, academic study, and cultural exchange at one of 17 participating American universities.

The kickoff event for the 35th anniversary weekend - which is free and open to the public - will be a special panel discussion event entitled, “Living the Legacy of Hubert H. Humphrey.” The panels - which will take place from 10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. at the Law School, on Friday, April 25 - will feature Humphrey Fellowship Program alumni who attended the University of Minnesota, Humphrey family members and former colleagues of Hubert Humphrey, as well as a prerecorded video message from former President Jimmy Carter, who made the official announcement of the creation of the Humphrey Fellowship program shortly after Humphrey’s death in 1978.

This event will be live-streamed at

The University of Minnesota is unique among participating campuses as it hosts two distinct cohorts of Humphrey Fellows, one group that specializes in law and human rights (Law School) and another that focuses on public service and administration (Humphrey School).  Each cohort typically consists of about a dozen Fellows.

To find out more about the Humphrey Fellowship Program at the University of Minnesota, visit (Humphrey School) or (Law School). To find out more about the Humphrey Fellowship Program overall, please visit

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