Fellowship & Professional Programs

Navigating the Waves of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

As part of my Mandela Washington Fellowship journey, I had the privilege of moderating a profound panel discussion on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at the International Center at UC Davis. The session featured two remarkable experts: Joanna Regulska, vice provost and dean of Global Affairs and a distinguished professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies at UC Davis, and Linda Amrou, an international human rights and immigration attorney with over a decade of experience.

2024 Mandela Washington Fellows Arrive in Davis

For the next six weeks, UC Davis will host 24 Fellows participating in the Mandela Washington Fellowship. Representing 20 African countries, this is UC Davis’s eighth cohort since 2016. Fellows will participate in the Leadership in Public Management Institute at UC Davis, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Global Affairs encourages the campus community to reach out to this year’s Fellows for information exchange, collaborations and other networking now through the end of the institute in July.   

UC Davis Humphrey Fellows Lead and Share Experiences at U.S. Community Colleges

During the spring quarter, the Institute of International Education (IIE) selected four UC Davis Hubert Humphrey Fellows to participate in the Community College Residency Program (CCRP).   

The CCRP offered a one-week immersive learning and sharing experience at community colleges throughout the country, designed to meet the mutual interests and needs of both the Fellows and the colleges. This program facilitates collaboration, knowledge exchange, cultural awareness and engagement with students.

Discovering American Culture

Rosani Matoso Silva from Brazil and Kara Roopsingh from Trinidad and Tobago are experiencing American culture for the first time as Humphrey Fellows in the 2023-24 cohort. Fellows are encouraged to enjoy activities outside of the program, and those activities often introduce them to American traditions or cultural events. Rosani and Kara wrote about two of their favorites from their Humphrey Fellowship experience.