New Mexico State University will again host international scholars from the Muskie Program. Gurban Karimbayli, from Azerbaijan, will study Public Administration, and Mykola Novak from Ukraine, will study Business Administration. Both will be graduate students and will stay at NMSU for two years.
The U.S. Department of State’s Edmund S. Muskie Program, in its 12th year, selects promising young leaders from the 12 countries of the former Soviet Union. The purpose of the Muskie program is to form mutual understanding, build democracy, and teach the transition to market economies in Eurasia and Central Asia. These goals are accomplished through academic study and professional training. Those who are accepted into the program gain professional experience through an internship in their field of study, as well as community service. The Muskie Program is extremely competitive, accepting only 4% of those who apply.