Humphrey Events

Hear the Humphrey Fellows speak about their work and their countries at one of the following events.

Events: Fall Quarter

Individual and Group Presentations

Speakers: 2017-2018 Humphrey Fellows 
Topic: Introduction Presentations
Date: Friday, September 29, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Multi Purpose Room, International Center

Guest Lectures at Sacramento City College

Speaker: Martin Kailie 
Topic: Ecofeminism: The Story of Rural Women in Sierra Leone
Date: Monday, October 2, 2017

Speaker: Martin Kailie 
Topic: Food Production: Eco-Cassava
Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Speaker: Selenge Chadrabaal 
Topic: Food Production in Mongolia
Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Speaker: Maria Fernanda Gonzalez
Topic: An Introduction to Environmental Concerns in Ecuador and Beyond
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2017

Speakers: Laila Annouri and Fathimah Handayani 
Topic: Women in Politics: Barriers that affect the political ambition of women in leadership positions 
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2017

Agency and Organization Visits in Washington, DC
Global Leadership Forum, hosted by the Institute of International Education: Oct 29-Nov 2

Visit to: World Wildlife Fund
Topic:  Communicating the importance of science, research and progress to help mobilize audiences to get involved and act.

Visit to: Embassy of Somalia in the United States
Topic:  Hosted by Ambassador Ahmed Isse Awad for dinner and a lovely discussion.

Visit to:  Diplomatic Reception hosted by the U.S. Department of State
Topic:  Ambassadors and other diplomats from Fellows' countries were invited to attend for an evening celebrating the legacy of the Humphrey Fellowship Program.

Visit to: Office of Congressman John Garamendi

Visit to: Global Environment Facility

Other Notable Events and Activities (Group)

  • Dance performance and flag parade for the International Festival, October 1, 2017
  • Panel presentation for the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, November 15, 2017
  • Group honored at the Chancellor and Provost Humphrey Fulbright reception, November 15, 2017
  • Tabling activity at the International Festival, November 17, 2017
  • Reading for the 69th Annual Universal Declaration of Human rights, December 10, 2017

Other Notable Events and Activities (Individual)

  • Abdi Ahmed Mohamed (Somalia) led a graduate case study for IAD 200 covering a past project he administered in Somalia. He emphasized the need for participatory community action and acknowledging the human resources that exist even in resource-scarce communities. November 28, 2017
  • Xin Liu (China) interviewed for Al Gore's 24 Hours of Climate Reality. December 4-5, 2017 (featured in hour 11)

Volunteer/ Community Service Activities

  • Helped with clean-up activities at Putah Creek Clean-Up, September 16, 2017
  • Cooking for local citizens in need with Davis Community Meals. November 25, 2017
  • Worked with Asociación Ecuatoriana de California to organize and serve food for its annual dinner. Funds raised will be invested in projects to improve the living conditions of vulnerable groups in Ecuador and Latin America. December 2, 2017

*If you would like to have a Humphrey Fellow speak at an upcoming event,
please contact Nikki Grey Rutamu at