Humphrey alumna Aysegul Cerci has been selected to participate Distinguished Humphrey Fellowship Program: Development Economics

Aysegul Cerci, Fulbright Humphrey Fellowship alumna of Rutgers, State University of New Jersey (2004-2005), a senior manager in Development and Investment Bank of Turkey and also the president of Humphrey Alumni Association in Turkey has been selected to represent Turkey in the Distinguished Humphrey Fellowship Program: Development Economics as a participant of the Department of State Exchange Program.

This program builds on the 40-year legacy of the Humphrey Fellowship Program and shares the same goals, which are to promote mutual understanding and international cooperation on shared global challenges. Modeled on the principles of the academic year in the Humphrey Fellowship Program, the Distinguished Humphrey Fellowship Program: Development Economics supported twelve participants from around the world on a short-term professional development program in the United States. The selected participants were accomplished professionals with leadership ability and a dedication to public service.

Her program took place in between November 9-26, 2019 and included a one-week executive leadership course for all participants at the Duke Center for International Development in Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, followed by a one-week individualized professional affiliation at LISC, Local Initiative Support Corporation, a community development financial institution (CDFI) in U.S. which connects the public and private resources with underinvested communities through impact investing.