Thursday, March 23, 2017

MPP Bland awarded Smaby Fellowship for study in Oslo


Congratulations to MPP student Marinda Bland who was awarded the 2017 Philip C. Smaby Peace Fellowship. This award will cover costs for her to attend the University of Oslo's International Summer School (ISS). Marinda is a Master of Public Policy student with a concentration in Science, Technology,and Environmental Policy (STEP). At the ISS she will enroll in the Energy, Environment, and Sustainable Development class.


Information about the Oslo ISS: https://www.uio.no/english/studies/summerschool/

Philip C. Smaby was proud both of his Norwegian immigrant heritage and of his life-long commitment to building global business relationships that encouraged economic stability and supported a more peaceful world. A 1942 graduate of the University of Minnesota, Smaby wished to reflect these deeply held values in a gift to his alma mater to endow a graduate fellowship at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs designed to inspire and engage students to pursue academic studies at the world-renowned University of Oslo International Summer School in the fields of world peace, social justice, conflict resolution and human rights. A biography of Mr. Smaby can be found at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/startribune/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=119311647.

Previous Humphrey School Smaby Awardees are:

2016 Abbie Plouff (MPP)
2015 Meredith Cavin (MPP)
2014 Erin Cowles (MSTEP)
2013 Tenzin Khando (MPP) and Brendan Crosby (MPA)
2012 Harshada Karnik (MPP) and Erik Sande (MPP)
2011 Brandon Baumbach (MPP) and Duane Johnson (MPP).
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