Morvin Williams is senior examiner at the Financial Services Regulatory Commission in Antigua and also is currently studying in the United States as a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow.
A truly rewarding experience! Those words, in essence capture my opinion about the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. During my 2011/12 Fellowship year at Boston University (BU), I was engaged in a wide variety of academic, professional, social and cultural activities, which ensured the primary objectives of the program were achieved. With its core component of leadership development and enhancement, the program was flexible and allowed me to choose various courses at BU, which broaden my knowledge. In addition, I had the privilege of attending many seminars/conferences and in so doing I was fortunate to meet and interact with luminaries from a wide cross section of professional disciplines. Taking advantage of such networking opportunities which the program affords will certainly go a long way in my career development. The professional affiliation component, whereby I was affiliated with an institution in the United States, that was engaged in a discipline similar to my professional career, afforded me the opportunity to study the U.S. approach to regulation and supervision.
Having participated in the fellowship program, I have built long lasting friendship and working relationships with other fellows from many countries. This global reach as facilitated by the program ensures that my network of professionals is very wide and diverse. As our global village becomes ever larger, the fellowship program exposed me the to various cultural and social differences that make us all unique. Notably, I have had the opportunity to share many things about my home country, not only to the other fellows, but also to my American friends. Being in the United States, the Fellowship provided me with the opportunity to visit other States both on program related activities and on initiatives organized individually.
With all these major achievements, it was truly an enriching Humphrey year that was spent at BU!