The APWA International Affairs Committee and the Eisenhower World Affairs Institute at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania are pleased to announce the 2016 Jennings Randolph International Fellows:
Bruce L. Kaplan, AICP CTP
Manager, Transportation Systems Analysis Group
Central Transportation Planning Staff
Matt Rodrigues, P.E., ENV SP
Public Works Engineering
City of Eugene
Bruce will study the waterfront redevelopment experience of Auckland, New Zealand, specifically concerning its central rail terminal, the Britomart Transport Centre, to compare and contrast the waterfront renaissances in Boston and Auckland. He will make presentations at the Institute of Municipal Public Works Engineering (IPWEA) New Zealand Conference in June, 2016.
Matt will conduct a public works study tour in Malmö, Sweden relating to Sweden’s implementation of the Vision Zero Initiative to eliminate transportation related fatalities and serious injuries. He will make a presentation at the Swedish Association of Municipal Engineers (SKT) Annual Conference in September, 2016. In addition, Matt will extend his study tour to Copenhagen, Denmark to learn about Denmark’s Road Safety Action Plan, which is similar in goals and successes to Sweden’s Vision Zero Initiative.
Bruce and Matt were chosen from a field of 18 applicants, and will be participating in this unique international study and professional exchange opportunity to promote collaboration and the sharing of public works best practices.
The Jennings Randolph International Fellowship Program was established at the Eisenhower World Affairs Institute in May of 1987 and is administered by the American Public Works Association. The Fellowship supports participation at a public works conference of one of our international partners and a public works study tour in that country.
In making the program available to its members, APWA hopes to further its international principles:
The Jennings Randolph International Fellowship Program has been in place since 1988.
To provide an opportunity for APWA members to broaden their knowledge and exchange experiences and information on trends and advances in public works, through contact with our international partners.
To promote friendship and understanding among public works staff on an international basis.
To provide a venue for the exchange of information between APWA and our international partnering countries. Currently, these countries are Australia, the Czech Republic, Mexico, New Zealand and the Slovak Republic
Honoring the legacy of Dwight D. Eisenhower, The Eisenhower Institute is a distinguished center for leadership and public policy that prepares the successor generations to perfect the promise of the nation. A distinctive program of Gettysburg College with offices in the heart of the nation's capital and in the historic Gettysburg home once occupied by Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower, the Institute combines top-level dialogue among policy-makers with a premier learning experience for undergraduates.
The Eisenhower Institute prepares the successor generation for careers in public policy and seeks to assure that this rising generation is ready to assume its responsibilities as citizens and stewards of the public good. Established in honor of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Institute emphasizes education, research and leadership by awarding scholarships, internships and mentor opportunities on issues of critical long-term importance to the United States.
The Eisenhower Institute engages leaders and learners for the purpose of addressing critical issues in public policy and leadership development.
The Eisenhower Institute proudly sponsors several fellowships and residencies which are designed to advance the Institute's mission of engaging leaders and learners in the fields of public policy and leadership development and to carry on the legacy of President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Related Jennings Randolph International Fellowship Program Documents
Updated January 2016 List of Jennings Randolph International Fellows PDF
"Public Works is a powerful instrument for understanding and peace."
- Jennings Randolph (West Virginia Senator, 1932-1985), known as the "Dean of Public Works Legislators"