Visiting Humphrey Fellows at UM Hold Community Dialogues

June 19, 2019

These visiting international 2019 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows are presenting in Missoula this summer. MISSOULA – The community is invited to dialogue sessions with visiting international Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows, hosted by the University of Montana’s Global Engagement Office.

The Humphrey Fellows are midcareer professionals from around the world chosen for their leadership potential and commitment to public service. They work in diverse fields, including human rights, resource conservation, urban planning, peace-building, public health and more. The Fellows receive 10 months of non-degree academic study and related professional experience in the U.S.

Two to three Fellows will present about their home country and their professional work, followed by a group discussion, during the community dialogues from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays, June 20-July 18, at the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center. The events are free.

The schedule follows:                              

  • June 20: “Educational Policy,” by Bunnath Phann of Cambodia, Julio Perez of El Salvador and Pierre Dupenor of Haiti.
  • June 27: “Community Development,” by Beyo Yves of Chad, Martin Pio Faki of South Sudan and Rommel Reconco of Honduras.
  • July 11: “Public Health Policy,” by Mexan Mapouka of Central African Republic and Imdad Baloch of Pakistan.
  • July 18: “Natural Resources and Environmental Policy,” by Alain Georges Moukoko of Gabon, Hlaing Hlaing Htoon of Myanmar and Zuomei Ning of China.

Learn more about the 2019 Fellows on UM’s Global Engagement Office website.

UM is the only university in the U.S. to offer long-term intensive English language training to Humphrey Fellows. Learn more about the Humphrey Fellows program online.


Contact: Sarah Bortis, UM English Language Institute and Special Programs assistant, 406-243-5885,