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Global Leadership Forum 2014: "Resilience in the Face of Climate Change"

From November 2 to November 7, 2014, 171 Humphrey Fellows representing 98 countries attended the 2014 Hubert H. Humphrey Global Leadership Forum, “Resilience in the Face of Climate Change: A Global Perspective on Leadership,” at the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. During the five-day Forum, the Fellows focused on how global warming affects the world, their nations and their professions.  They also explored the importance of developing leadership skills, managing change and networking with their American and international peers.

Leaders in the field were invited to address the critical aspects of climate change.  Additionally, Humphrey Alumni Agnes Igoye and Shanta Nagendram were invited to share their personal experiences in exhibiting resilience. Both alumni also offered words of wisdom for making the most out the program year. During the Forum, Fellows took part in the annual Diplomatic Reception hosted by the U.S. Department of State, regional discussion groups, and a session on leadership in the face of change. Fellows also visited various organizations in the Washington, DC area that work to address climate change in a variety of ways, including the U.S. Department of Energy, the United Nations Foundation, National Geographic and the USAID Office of Global Climate Change.  Representatives from the Department of State, as well as those from various organizations in the Fellows’ professional fields, interacted with Fellows throughout the event. 

The Forum is funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and organized by the Institute of International Education.

In the image, the 2014-2015 Humphrey Fellows are gathered at the U.S. Capitol for a group photo.​