2011-2012 Fellows

From 2008 until 2015, Law and Human Rights Fellows at the University of Minnesota were hosted by the Human Rights Center at the Walter Mondale Law School. 

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Government of India Fellows

The Indian government initiated this fellowship program to offer leadership development opportunities to top officers in public service positions with the government.

Kanhuraj Bagate

kahnurajMr. Kanhuraj Bagate is currently Deputy Inspector General of Registration and Deputy Controller of Stamps in the state of Maharashtra, India, responsible for revenue collection related to property transactions and contracts. Previously he supervised elections for Indian Parliament, State Legislative Assembly, local self government, and cooperative societies.  For the state of Maharashtra he has also worked on a program to resettle people affected by irrigation and infrastructure development projects. In the housing department he worked for slum improvement projects for both rural and urban communities, including Mumbai. His academic background is in agriculture, law, and business. During his fellowship year, Mr. Bagate will pursue a Master of Public Affairs degree.

Sunil Kumar 

sunilMr. Sunil Kumar is currently Joint Secretary, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in New  Delhi.  He leads a team implementing regulations and formulating policy issues in the matter of induction of State Service Officers to the All India Services. He played a key role in the framing of guidelines for empanelment of police officers by the UPSC for appointment as Heads of Police Forces in the State Governments. Previous to the UPSC, he was a Divisional Forest Officer, working on watershed development issues, administration of scientific management of forest areas, and enforcement of laws and the protection of forests and wildlife under India’s conservation acts. He holds a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. During his fellowship year, Mr. Kumar will pursue a Master of Public Affairs degree.

Siddhartha Singh Longjam

siddarthMr. Siddhartha Singh Longjam belongs to the Indian Audit & Accounts Department of the Government of India. He is a certified auditor in Information Systems Auditing and Internal Auditing, and has ten years of experience in carrying out audits of various Government Departments in India. He was a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for excellence in Public Administration in 2008, for being a team member in pioneering Information Systems Audit initiatives. He completed a five year deputation as a Director in the Ministry of Steel in July 2011, where he looked after the issues of coordination, restructuring and mergers, and corporate social responsibilities of Steel Public Sector Companies. He also handled the concerns of the ship recycling industry in India. He is committed to contributing towards more accountable and better governance, and a more citizen centric and citizen friendly government in India. He holds a Master of Science degree in Physics from the University of Delhi. During his fellowship year, Mr. Singh will pursue a Master of Public Affairs degree.

Hubert H. Humphrey International Fellows

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides a year of professional enrichment in the United States for experienced professionals from designated countries throughout the world. Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or private sector.

Fadia Fawaz Afashe: Syria

fadiaMs. Fadia Afashe is a women’s rights activist. She is currently the Director of the Minister of Culture’s Private Office in Damascus, Syria with the responsibility of managing all administrative aspects of the Ministry. She has a passionate commitment to human rights issues with a goal to become an effective decision-maker in Syria and change the perception of women’s roles in her society. She received a Master in Administration Science from the French-Syrian institute (INA) in Damascus and a Bachelors degree in Criminal Law from Damascus University School of Law. In addition, she is a professional artist. During her fellowship year, Ms. Afashe will focus on, public policy, international affairs, community development, women’s rights, and human rights.

Sandra Ayoo: Uganda

sandraMs. Sandra Ayoo is a gender equality activist with over 17 years experience in development work. She is currently the Director of the research organization Dominion African Institute of Peace Studies, and is a gender, peace, and security consultant. She recently led the process of developing a National Policy for Peace Building and Conflict Prevention for the Government of Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Rural Development from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Social Administration from Makerere University in Kampala. During her fellowship year, Ms. Ayoo will focus on public policy analysis with a focus on human trafficking in conflict situations, violence against women, and the role of non-governmental organizations in shaping public policy.

Iqbal Detho: Pakistan

iqbalMr. Iqbal Ahmed Detho is currently National Manager (Child Rights) for the Society for Protection of Rights of Child (SPARC) in Karachi, in association with Amnesty International, Pakistan. He is passionate about human rights, particularly child rights. His goal is the prevention of forced marriages, honor killing, and child and bonded labor. He has published studies on the issue of tribal and traditional justice in Pakistan. He received a Master of Science in Human Rights from the London School of Economics and a Master of Arts in Sociology from the Shah Abdul Latif University in Khairpur, Pakistan. During his fellowship year, Mr. Detho will focus on human rights, law, and criminal justice.

Graciela Guzmán: Argentina

gracielaMs. Graciela Guzman is the Director of Alumni, Placement and Fundraising at the Universidad de San Andres in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has increased the funds raised to support a scholarship program for underprivileged and talented young people to attend college. She is responsible for career and placement services among alumni and students. Her goal is to provide access to education and employment for Argentina´s poor to create social capital and  end the cycle of poverty. She has a BA in Communication from Universidad de Buenos Aires and a Master of Business Administration from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires. During her fellowship year, Ms. Guzman will focus on management of non-profit organizations, fundraising, social leadership and poverty reduction.

Jun Sup Han: South Korea

junMr. Jun Sup Han has served in the Korean National Police for the last 10 years, from leading a rural police patrol unit to working in the Police headquarters in Seoul, S. Korea. He is currently a task force leader in the intelligence bureau of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency, responsible for strategic security planning for events such as the recent G20 Seoul Summit 2010. He has a strong interest in global security management, and in creating preventative action plans and “perfect and peaceful” countermeasures for violent protest and terrorism that may occur in connection with international events. He earned a degree in Police Administration from the Korea National Police University. During his fellowship year, Mr. Han will focus on police intelligence and counter-terrorism strategies, and global security management. 

Mushfig Jafarov: Azerbaijan

farovMr. Mushfig Jafarov is a founder and current Program Manager for the NGO “Bridge to the Future” Youth Public Union in Ganja, Azerbaijan where he directs their Youth Employment Resource Center and coordinates their Youth Employment Strategy Program, with support from the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the International Labor Organization. He has 10 years of experience working in non-profit organizations aimed at democratic reform and the development of a strong civil society. He received his Master’s degree in Engineering, Economics, and Management from the Azerbaijan State Agrarian University in Ganja, Azerbaijan. During his fellowship year, Mr. Jafarov will focus on non-profit management, fundraising, social entrepreneurship, and human resource management. 

Muhammad Quraish Khan: Pakistan

muhammadMr. Muhammad Quraish Khan is currently the Police Chief for district Nowshera at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, with responsibilities for recruitment, training, placement, and promotion. He also served as Deputy Secretary of the Home and Tribal Affairs Department in Peshawar where he worked as Head of the Provincial Crisis Management Center. His 10 years on the police force included responsibilities of public policy analysis, vis-à-vis policing, counter terrorism, public safety, internally displaced persons, and private security companies. Mr. Khan is committed to evolving effective strategic responses to terrorism. He received a Master in Criminology and Criminal Justice from King's College London, UK. During his fellowship year, he will focus on criminal justice, human rights, transnational policing, counter terrorism, and human trafficking. 

Anupam Kishore: India

anupamMr. Anupam Kishore is Deputy General Manger with the Reserve Bank of India, currently on deputation as Additional Secretary, Department of Finance and the Director of Public-Private-Partnership for the Government of Goa, India. With over 15 years of professional experience in the fields of financial regulation, policy planning and governance, he is dedicated to empowering the poor in India through Public-Private-Partnerships in public health, sanitation, infrastructure and environmental protection. He received a Law Degree and a Master of Science in Geology from Patna University in Bihar, India. He is also a recipient of the prestigious British Chevening Gurukul Scholarship and an alumnus of London School of Economics. During his fellowship year, Mr. Kishore will focus on leadership development, public administration, public-private partnership models, and financial management.
 

Katti Maria Martinez Mejia: Honduras

kattiMs. Katti María Martínez Mejía has worked for the last five years with the Honduran government’s Ministry of Finance, in the Project Management Unit that oversees a portfolio of projects and programs for public investment that are funded either by international organizations or through the local budget. Previous to this, she worked for the authorized Coca Cola bottler and subsidiary of Cervecería Hondureña S.A., SABMILLER in Honduras. She has a Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering, and a MA in Project Administration from the National Autonomous University of Honduras in Tegucigalpa. During her fellowship year, Ms. Martínez Mejía will focus on public policy analysis, program monitoring and evaluation, and public-private partnerships. 

Shaymaa Reyad: Egypt

shaymaaMs. Shaymaa Reyad is a political researcher and team leader in the Policy Unit of the Egyptian Cabinet Information and Decision Support Center, a distinguished think tank in Egypt, whose primary mission is to support decision-makers on issues of economic, social, and political reform. Her goal is to connect citizen concerns and the actions of Egypt’s politicians and its national institutions. Her main focus is on youth empowerment, political participation for women, and civic engagement in the decision making process. Her long-term goal is to be a minister of Education in 2020. She received a Master’s degree in Political Science from Cairo University. During her fellowship year, Ms. Reyad will focus on public speaking, negotiation skills, use of new media, and qualitative methods in conducting social science research. 

Zuliati Rohmah: Indonesia

zuliatiDr. Zuliati Rohmah is currently Director of English Language Training for Islamic Schools (ELTIS) in Surabaya,  East Java, Indonesia. As faculty and researcher at the English Department, School of Humanity at IAIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya, she oversees day-to-day operations of the ELTIS Surabaya office, personnel, program evaluation, and fund raising. She has authored an English textbook for Islamic Studies and numerous articles in national and international ELT journals. She has a PhD in English Teaching from the State University of Malang. During her fellowship year, Dr. Rohmah will focus on program planning, human resource management, and best practices in language development and language teacher training. 

Mandibaye Sioudina: Chad

mandibayeMr. Mandibaye Sioudina is currently a civil servant in the Central Government of Chad assigned to the University of N’Djamena, teaching English literature and human resource management. He is also Deputy General Manager of CAIS-Tchad, responsible for operations of a human resources placement firm serving large oil companies such as Exxon-Mobil. His goal is to be a strategic leader in his country by assisting the government to review and re-adjust labor law to the new business environment; by providing consulting, facilitation, survey, and other management services in international business standards; and advocating for the best use of oil income. He received a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from the African Center of High Studies in Management in Dakar, Senegal. During his fellowship year, Mr. Sioudina will focus on human resource management. 

Lundi Siwundla: South Africa

lundiMr. Lundi Siwundla is currently a Public Education Specialist at the Masimanyane Women’s Support Center in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa. He has considerable experience in volunteerism, project management, and individual and group counseling for civil society and local government.  His expertise is in prevention and advocacy in the areas of violence against women and children, human trafficking, and sexual reproductive health and rights of women and girls, including HIV and AIDS. His objective is to empower people to participate as active citizens in political and economic issues to fight corruption, poverty, unemployment, and crimes against women and children. He received a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Fort Hare in East London, South Africa. During his fellowship year, Mr. Siwundla will focus on public policy formulation and implementation, women’s rights, and gender equality and violence issues. 

Muhammad Tahir: Pakistan

muhammadMr. Muhammad Tahir is currently working as a Senior Superintendent of Police for the National Highways and Motorway Police in Pakistan. Previously he worked as a District Police Chief, engaged with the prevention and detection of crime and administration of financial and human resources. He received a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from the University of Manchester, UK and a Master of Business Administration from the Institute of Business Administration in Karachi, Pakistan, He aims to work for improving the culture, ethics and training of police in Pakistan. During his fellowship year, Mr. Tahir plans to focus on learning the due process of law, the theoretical and practical aspects of criminal and judicial systems, and the various mechanisms of Human Rights.

Akuélé (Fernanda) Tounou-Akue: Togo

fernandaMs. FernandaTounou-Akue is currently Director of Administration and Human Resources at WAGES, a microfinance institution in Lome, Togo. She has 14 years of experience and focus on the needs of women. She has conducted financial trainings for rural and illiterate women in the running of their daily business. She is dedicated to promoting women in development, with a focus on providing them with necessary tools to improve their businesses.  She received a Master of Science degree in Economics and Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Littoral-Opale Coast in Lome, Togo. During her fellowship year, Ms. Tounou-Akue will focus on human resource management, microfinance institutions, and women’s development. 

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Ahmed Ali: Pakistan

88Mr. Ali is the Assistant Director at the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in Islamabad, Pakistan. In this position, he worked closely with INTERPOL in facilitating matters dealing with extradition, legal assistance, the transfer of criminals, crime prevention and the protection of witnesses and victims. He has also worked for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and for the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Pakistan as Program Manager. Mr. Ali holds an MBA in Finance from Allama Iqbal Open University in Islamabad, Pakistan. In addition, he has studied Commerce at the University of Karachi, Social Enterprise Management at Lahore University of Management Science, and Democracy, Rule of Law & Security at the University of Birmingham. This year, he would like to work on issues related to the trafficking of human beings. He hopes to further explore how law enforcement agencies prevent and combat human trafficking. Moreover, he wants to examine institutions imparting specialized education regarding this issue and look at how NGOs are implementing anti-human trafficking measures.

Isabel Arias Larsson: Ecuador

zxvcMs. Arias is a Legal Advisor for the General Inspector of the Ecuadorian Air Force. Her work involves developing legal reports and acting as legal counsel in disciplinary and administrative proceedings. She is responsible for supervising the creation of legal contracts and tracking procedural claims that involve both military and civilian personnel. Ms. Arias has a Doctorate in Law from Sek University in Quito, Ecuador. During her Humphrey Fellowship year, she would like to gain more knowledge in the field of human rights in order to apply it to the Ecuadorian Armed Forces, particularly the Air Force. She wishes to design a program that includes a focus on Human Rights Law. She will examine how human rights have been implemented in the United States Armed Forces. Ms. Arias hopes to participate in a Professional Affiliation with one of the U.S. Courts’ Armed Forces academies. She also wishes to gain professional experience with the UN in order to further understand how to approach legal issues pertaining to human rights cases.

Yu Bai: China

cxzcMs. Bai is the Deputy Director for the Beijing Zhicheng Law Firm and the Assistant Director of Zhicheng Public Interest Group in Beijing, China. In that capacity, she communicates with the media, provides assistance to other organizations, implements legal literacy trainings, and assists the Director with managing the organization. As a lawyer, she has handled criminal cases, civil cases and labor dispute cases. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of North China. During her Humphrey Fellowship year, she hopes to gain greater insight into the management of public interest organizations in the United States. Ultimately, she would like to use this experience to play a more active role in the field of law and public services. She would like to take courses in public interest law, visit public interest law organizations, and gain experience through a Professional Affiliation with a public interest law organization.

Kirill Boychenko: Russia

 bcMr. Boychenko is the Counter-Trafficking Focal Point with the International Organization for Migration Mission in Russia. He works with the Counter-Trafficking Unit as a liaison with Russian law enforcement authorities and drafts and coordinates signing of cooperation agreements with international and state agencies. He is in charge of coordinating and receiving official intergovernmental delegations to Russia as well as conducting multiagency networking visits abroad for Russian officials. In addition, he provides training for Russian police officers, judges, prosecutors, and attorneys. He has completed Ph.D. studies in Human Trafficking Counteraction from the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia. He studied jurisprudence at Petrozavodsk State University and received a diploma in the Prevention of Trafficking. During his Humphrey Fellowship year, he hopes to design a program for optimal implementation of anti-trafficking policies in Russia. He wants to study US legislation on trafficking and consult with US counter-trafficking experts. Mr. Boychenko would like to study the activity of US law enforcement agencies, the US President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, NGOs, and shelters for victims of trafficking.

Talaat Einshouka: Egypt 

fcAs a deputy police station commander, Mr. Einshouka plans, organizes, and conducts investigations of alleged misconduct, mismanagement, theft, and abuse of authority and sexual crimes. He also issues administrative instructions in regard to daily, weekly and monthly performance in Shebeen Alkoum City. He has a Master’s degree and is a candidate for a Ph.D. in Police Science. He hopes to use his fellowship to learn about international treaties and domestic acts concerning human rights, as well as to gain knowledge on the rights of children, women, and vulnerable people. His fellowship experience in the United States will contribute to his work at home in Egypt by assisting him in developing laws regulating human rights safeguards and to organize criminal justice agencies (in particular, police organizations) to amend regulations, laws, and the constitution to protect human rights.

Horacio Garcia Daglio: Uruguay

fbhMr. Garcia Daglio is the Deputy Administrator of Customs at the border crossing in Chuy, Uruguay. Chuy is one of the most important locations for international traffic of vehicles, people, and goods to Brazil. Mr. Garcia Daglio holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and has training in Public Management, Drug Abuse, and Social Communication. He hopes to use his fellowship year to learn about child labor, the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents, international customs laws, international trade, and intellectual property. He believes that the Uruguay/Brazil border does not have “real limits” on the lives of people when the countries are separated (or joined) by a road. Mr. Garcia Daglio sees his position as a Customs Official as a place of privilege in combating the crimes of human trafficking and violence.

Tajik Sohail Habib: Pakistan 

bcMr. Habib serves as a senior supervisory officer in the law-enforcement infrastructure of Pakistan. In that capacity, he is involved in crime-containment, threat assessment and risk analysis, criminal investigations and personnel management. More recently, he commanded the biggest police operation in the history of Punjab police against criminals in the sanctuaries of River Indus. He liaises with his peers in other national and international law enforcement agencies and engages in policy analysis on the subject of law-enforcement. Mr. Habib has also served the United Nations for more than five years in various conflict zones: Kosovo (UNMIK), Rwanda (ICTR), and Liberia (UNMIL). Mr. Habib holds the degree of Master of Science in Criminal Justice Policy from the London School of Economics, Advance Diplomas in Crisis Management from the Defense College of Sweden and Leicester University, UK, and an MBBS from the Khyber Medical University. He has been awarded the highest civil award, Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, for his public services. During his Humphrey Fellowship year, he seeks both theoretical study and practical training in regard to international human rights law and the mechanisms for its implementation. He wants to focus on human rights issues in the context of law-enforcement and to interact with both scholars and practitioners. Upon his return to Pakistan, he hopes both to improve the efficacy of police in Pakistan through introduction of modern technologies and to enhance the culture of respect for human rights in the law-enforcing agencies.

Haykuhi Harutyunyan: Armenia

fhMs. Harutyunyan is the Coordinator of the Legal Department of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly - Vanadzor. In that capacity, she develops strategic plans and projects implemented by the organization to improve the human rights situation in Armenia. An important part of her work is the formation of quick response mechanisms such as human rights monitoring for the prevention of human rights violations in closed and semi-closed situations. She conducted more than six human rights monitoring projects in Armenia. She is a practicing lawyer and a member of the Chamber of Advocates in the Republic of Armenia, handles strategic litigation in torture cases, and responds to fair trial issues. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in jurisprudence from Mkhitar Gosh Armenian Russian University. During her Humphrey Fellowship year, Ms. Harutyunyan will study the mechanisms of the independent judicial system in the United States, especially the mechanisms for public participation and control over the judicial system. She hopes to strengthen her capacities and networks with international human rights organizations working for democratic change in Armenia. Upon her return to Armenia, Ms. Harutyunyan plans to play a role in reforming the Armenian judicial system and enhance public participation in decision making processes.

Seung ha Jin: South Korea

fxMr. Jin serves as a Senior Deputy Director at the Ministry of Strategy and Finance. In 2010-11, he was assigned to the Presidential Council on National Competiveness in Seoul. In his present capacity, he is responsible both for the long-term policy direction of Korean tax and customs law and for the development of mechanisms to facilitate the business endeavors of Koreans in other nations. He holds the degree of Bachelor of Public Administration from the University of Seoul, and has traveled to study commercial and public administrative systems in a variety of countries. During his Humphrey Fellowship year, Mr. Jin plans to study U.S. customs law and international trade and business law, and, in particular, various aspects of Free Trade Agreement rules of origin. He also wishes to enhance his already considerable negotiating skills. Upon returning to Korea, he hopes to enable his country to establish clearer criteria for such rules, so that Korean businesses may have optimal access to the benefits of free-trade agreements. He also hopes to play a role in the enhancement of Asia-Pacific economic integration. He would like a Professional Affiliation with an accounting or consulting firm involved in free trade agreements, as well as with a U.S. customs agency.

Abdoul K. Khaoussou Diop: Senegal

fhMr. Diop serves as a judge in the Court of Appeals of Dakar. His work consists of preparing cases and responding to issues of judicial procedure, such as a procedure’s measures of efficiency and equality. Mr. Diop also works with the Senegalese Committee on Human Rights, in which he serves as President of the Subcommittee of Report, Legislation, and Scientific Activities. Mr. Diop has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Judiciary Law and a Masters in Private Law. He also received a Masters in Criminal Law and Human Rights from the University of Pau in France. During his fellowship year, Mr. Diop wishes to explore the rights of detainees and learn about issues of detention and human rights so that he may return to Senegal with the knowledge and skills to make necessary reforms.

Ricardo Sandcroft: Jamaica

czMr. Sandcroft is an attorney in private practice in Kingston, Jamaica. He provides representation to children in conflict with the law and advocates for children in need of care and protection. He also engages in public education and policy formation on the subject of children’s rights. Mr. Sandcroft holds a Bachelor of Law degree as well as a Certificate in Legal Education from the University of the West Indies; he earlier earned a Bachelor of Science degree, with a concentration in political science, from that institution. He long ago decided to devote his legal career to the rights of children. During his Humphrey Fellowship year, he hopes to examine closely several excellent Minnesota government programs involving the rights of children and to enhance his already considerable expertise in that area. Upon his return to Jamaica, he hopes to be better equipped to pursue the enhancement of the situation of children under Jamaican law; he has already outlined a detailed and specific agenda of such improvements. He hopes to see the day when Jamaica will have developed the mechanisms needed to be fully compliant with international law on this subject.

Parul Sheth: India

jkhkMs. Sheth is the Founder, Executive Director and Managing Trustee of the Shaishav Trust, an NGO that works with disadvantaged children (www.shaishavchildrights.org). She is responsible for mission definition, development, and public relations, as well as for the supervision of ongoing work. She also liaises with other NGOs and governmental bodies, participating actively in their collaborative work for children’s rights and human rights in general in India. She has been particularly concerned with enhancing children’s ability to be involved as agents in decision-making about their lives and in the protection of their own rights. She has worked to reduce child labor, child marriage, child abuse, and exploitation. Ms. Sheth holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and law as well as a Masters in social work from the University of Bombay. During her Humphrey Fellowship year, she plans to critically analyze various Indian laws and policies from a Child Rights Based Approach. Ms. Sheth also plans to study various Child/Youth Rights Participation Models within the United States. Ms. Sheth hopes to network within the global children’s rights movement to form a coherent model of participation and rights and responsibility-based education that can be used as a sustainable framework regardless of geographic location.

Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellow

The Edmund S. Muskie and Freedom Support Act Graduate Fellowship was established in 1992 by the United States government to promote international understanding and cooperation. The objective of the program is to provide leadership training to mid-career professionals from the former Soviet Union. The program focus is on former Soviet Union because of major economic and political transformations that are taking place in the region. During their two-year fellowship, fellows take academic courses and participate in professional internships.

Olga Reshetova: Ukraine 

olgaMs. Olga Reshetova has worked as a secondary school English teacher, a Spanish teacher, and as quality assurance team manager and HR manager with the company Provina, Inc. Her work as a member of such international NGOs as Rotaract Club in Simferopol and The Club for Young Leaders at the Heidelberg Center has focused on environmental protection, inclusive education for physically challenged children, and humanitarian aid to homeless people. Within these organizations, Ms. Reshetova has coordinated projects to help orphans and children with leukemia. She also volunteers for Foundation for Freedom, working to develop trust, mutual understanding, and tolerance among different ethnic groups living in her home region of Crimea. She also has taken an active role in projects to reform the Ukrainian educational system and provide information about gender issues. She received a master’s degree with honors in English language and literature from Taurida National V.I. Vernadsky University in Ukraine. During her fellowship, Ms. Reshetova will pursue a Master of Public Policy degree.

HHH - U.K. Fulbright Public Affairs Scholar

The bi-national United States–United Kingdom Fulbright Commission offers this fellowship each year to an outstanding U. K. civil servant for study and research at the Humphrey School. The purpose of the fellowship is to promote collaboration between the United Kingdom and the United States.

Mark Boother

markMr. Mark Boother has worked in the British Criminal Justice System in a wide variety of roles for 30 years. He has BA in social science (Deviancy) and is a qualified Social worker. After working as a probation officer in inner London he was involved in research into substance misuse before becoming the manager of an Approved Probation hostel.  He held a number of management positions and then became a strategic manager of services for children who had offended. He is currently employed as one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Probation, and has specialized in inspections on prolific offenders and electronic monitoring. He has acted as an advisor to the Governments of Bulgaria and Chile. He intends to study services for offenders and their Governance arrangements in Minnesota during his fellowship.