MSTEP Kappler awarded Smaby Fellowship for Oslo Summer School

Congratulations to MSTEP student Kelsey Kappler 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).  Kelsey is studying for a Master of Science degree in Science, Technology,and Environmental Policy (MSTEP) at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. At the ISS she will enroll in the Energy, Environment, and Sustainable Development class. 

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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

Previous Humphrey School Smaby Awardees are:

2017  Marinda Bland (MPP) and Kesley Kappler (MSTEP)
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). I am specifically interested in taking the course focused on Energy, Environment & Sustainable Development because of my interest in the Water, Energy, and Food Nexus. I know there are initiatives in renewable energy occurring in Oslo, but I’d also be interested to see if there were prominent Green Infrastructure advances as well! Whatever the focus, I know I’ll appreciate new views from professors at a different institution, and would love to see these new innovations in person.
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