AUWCL Hosts Humphrey Fellowship Affiliation Fair, Reception

Nov. 5, 2019

Left to right: Anne Howard-Tristani, niece of Hubert Humphrey; Jennifer Gibson, branch chief of Exchange Programs, U.S. Department of State; Anita McBride, CCPS Fellow in Residence at AU School of Public Affairs; Padideh Ala’i, director International and Comparative Legal Studies; and Susan Carle, AUWCL vice dean.

Last week, American University Washington College of Law hosted the first-ever Professional Affiliation Fair and Reception for the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program.

Over 140 Fellows from 95 countries, 13 host campuses, and more than 20 organizations that have hosted Fellows in the past attended the event, sponsored by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. AUWCL’s Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and the War Crimes Research Office also participated in the fair and reception.


Organizations including the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Pan American Health Organization, American Bar Association, Center for Economic and Social Justice, Government Accountability Project, Smithsonian Institution, and the American Councils for International Education were in attendance. Anne Howard-Tristani, the niece of Hubert Humphrey, along with representatives of IIE and the State Department, were also present.

Deputy Provost Mary Clark delivered opening remarks, and Vice Dean Susan Carle closed the event. Anthony Koliha, director of the Office of Global Educational Program at the State Department, and Anita McBride, CCPS Fellow in Residence at the School of Public Affairs and a member of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship board, also addressed attendees.

Learn more about International and Comparative Law at AUWCL here.


The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a Fulbright Exchange activity sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by the Institute of International Education in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State. Fellowships are granted competitively to professional candidates around the world who show a commitment to public service in both the public and private sectors. American University (AU) has served as a host institution for the Humphrey Program since 1980. In 2002, AU repositioned the Fellowship’s focus from economics to human rights and law, and the Fellowship Program moved to AUWCL. AUWCL is the only law school in the country hosting the program.