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Lunch & Learn

April 14 @ 12:00 pm CDT

Join us for an exclusive event for Global Minnesota members! Our new Lunch & Learn series continues with a virtual visit from four Humphrey Fellows.

This second event will feature four additional speakers.

Learn about their professional work, countries, and cultures! We will have time for a Q&A at the end of the session.

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished mid-career professionals from developing designated nations to the United States for a year of academic study, related professional experience, and cultural exchange. Fellows learn about the U.S. cultural, political, and economic systems and further develop a sense of the global context in which they and their countries operate.

Members who registered may access this event via this ZOOM link.

About the Speakers

  • Dounia Benslimane of Morocco, Law and Human Rights: Ms. Benslimane has committed her career to development and democracy-building. She plans to use her time as a Humphrey Fellow to improve her capacity and skills in this area, engaging with professionals in the human rights field to learn innovative and unconventional models for advocating for human rights and social justice. Alongside her many years of professional experience, Ms. Benslimane holds a medical degree from Hassan II University of Casablanca, and an associate degree in Cultural Project Management from Marcel Hicter Association in Brussels, Belgium.
  • Maria Fernandez Hernandez of Venezuela, Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration: Ms. Hernandez currently works as the Operations Manager with Triple P Latiniamerica, an international organization that provides positive parenting support. In that role, she defines and leads the organization’s operations. During her Fellowship year, Ms. Hernandez wants to learn more about crime prevention policies in the United States. She plans to use the knowledge that she gains in this area to contribute to crime prevention and alleviation in Venezuela, which has one of the highest crime rates in the world. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the Central University of Venezuela, and a certificate in Impact Evaluation of Public Policies and Social Programs from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.
  • Mushtaq Malla of India, Law and Human Rights: Mr. Malla currently works as Superintendent with the Jammu and Kashmir Department of Prisons. He plans to use his Fellowship to gain more theoretical knowledge about human rights, as well as practical knowledge about the protection of prisoner’s rights, rehabilitation, and reintegration. Since Mr. Malla works primarily with young offenders, he plans to focus his time on learning about ways to address issues specific to that population, and models to rehabilitate them. Mr. Malla holds a master’s degree in Social Work and a bachelor’s degree in Science from the University of Kashmir.
  • Boban Stojanoski of North Macedonia, Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration: Mr. Stojanoski is a policy maker in the Ministry of Finance in North Macedonia. He is responsible for creating policies in the financial system area, including drafting legislation to regulate the country’s accounting, auditing, and payment services and systems.. He plans to use his Fellowship to gain more knowledge in the field of public policy analysis, including methodologies and models to formulate and implement innovative policies that effectively address the most challenging issues in society. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Banking Management from FON University and a Master’s degree in Accounting and Auditing from Sts. Cyril and Methodius University, both in Skopje.


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This event will be livestreamed, with links provided to registrants.



April 14
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


Global Minnesota