May 16, 2014– Class of 2014 Students Honored at Awards Ceremony

Five 2014 Law School graduates were honored with the University of Minnesota Human Rights Award.

University of Minnesota Human Rights Law Award:
Recognizes one or more law graduates who have made significant contributions to scholarship and/or service in the human rights field. The award includes a monetary prize made possible by the University of Minnesota Human Rights Center at the Law School.
Anna Bishop, Rachel Dorann Blackhurst, Julia Lee DiBartolomeo Decker, Laura M. Matson, Eric N. Peffley


April 25, 2014– “Living the Legacy of Hubert H. Humphrey” Panel & Global Webinar


10:00 Introduction Opening Remarks by Dean David WippmanVideo Address by former President Jimmy Carter; letters from Former Vice President Walter Mondale (’56) and Congressman Keith Ellison (’90)Watch the introduction
10:10 Panel 1: Humphrey Alumni Speak Kaka Bag-ao (Humphrey Fellow, 2006-07), The Philippines; Congressional Representative, Lone District, Dinagat IslandsEdmon Marukyan (Humphrey Fellow, 2009-10), Armenia; Member of Parliament, 30th Electoral DistrictModerator: Melissa Nambangi (Humphrey Fellow, 1992-93), CameroonWatch this panel
10:50 Award Presentation Meredith McQuaid (’91), Associate Vice President and Dean of International Programs, presents Congressional Representative Kaka Bag-ao with the University of Minnesota Award for Distinguished Internationals (read her written remarks)
11:00 Panel 2: The Humphrey Legacy Opening Remarks by Bill Means, Lakota Elder and Board Member, International Indian Treaty CouncilFamily members of late Senator and Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey reflect on his core values of:

  1. human rights and democracy
  2. relationship building and international cooperation
  3. public service and the public good


  • Anne Howard-Tristani, Humphrey’s niece (read her written remarks)
  • Robert Humphrey, Humphrey’s son
  • Judge William R. Howard (ret.), Humphrey’s nephew
  • Heather Humphrey Faber, Humphrey’s grand-daughter
  • Hubert H. “Skip” Humphrey, III (’69), Humphrey’s son
  • Jordan Humphrey, Humphrey’s grandson

Moderator: Michael Freeman (’74), Hennepin County Attorney

Watch this panel

12:10 Conclusion Judy Gibson, Humphrey Fellowship Program Director, Institute of International Education

In honor of the 35th anniversary of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, a video was created to commemorate the program’s beginnings and it’s current progress. The short video featured past fellows’ stories of success and interviews with Humphrey’s relatives. In a pre-recorded interview, former President Jimmy Carter spoke about the program’s creation and how it has been able to grow abundantly in the past 35 years.

Watch former U.S. President Jimmy Carter’s pre-recorded message.

April 15, 2014– Alworth Institute: Global Sustainability of Human Rights

Human right lecture at University of Minnesota Duluth Alworth Institute: Global Sustainability of Human Rights, Presented by Alice Kimani & Ehtasham Anwar, University of Minnesota Law School Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows.