Humphrey International Fellow Studies Gender and Politics in Minnesota

July 1, 2021

For the last 10 years, Nadiia Iusupova has worked in the Office of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, where she partners with civil society institutions on humanitarian development issues including peacebuilding, education, human rights, and religious radicalism. 

But between political turbulence in Kyrgyzstan and the COVID-19 pandemic, this last year has been unlike any other.

In December, Nadiia flew to Minnesota to begin the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. This spring, she began working with the Humphrey School's Center on Women, Gender, and Public Policy to study gender and political representation in Minnesota—a project that brings up parallels to her work in Kyrgyzstan.