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Fulbright Day: Bulgaria – May 24

The Bulgarian-American Fulbright Commission celebrated the 75th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program worldwide and the achievements of Fulbright Bulgaria alumni on May 24, 2021.

Fulbright Day: Bolivia – May 25

To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Fulbright, Bolivia will host a month of special activities to mark this momentous occasion. The main event, a virtual alumni summit called “IMPACT: 75 Years of Global Actions, Opportunities, and Connections,” will take place on May 25.

Fulbright Day: Turkey – May 7

The Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States and Turkey, the Turkish Fulbright Commission, was established by a bi-national agreement signed between the United States and Turkey in 1949. Since the creation of the Commission in 1949, funding has been provided by the governments of Turkey and the United States. On May 7, Turkey celebrated 75 years of the Fulbright Program with a full day of events.

Fulbright Day: Romania – May 18

On May 18th, the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission honored 75 years since the global Fulbright Program was initiated and 60+ years of its presence in Romania through the virtual event titled “Fulbright at 75: A Global Response to Global Opportunities and Challenges.”

Fulbright Day: Trinidad and Tobago – April 22

In celebration of the Fulbright Program’s 75th Anniversary, U.S. Embassy, Port of Spain presented “Fulbright Day Trinidad and Tobago: Alumni Making an Impact,” a panel which featured Fulbright alumni leaders from Trinidad and Tobago: Ms. Melissa Jimenez, Dr. Samantha Chaitram, and Dr. Andrew Hunte.

April 23: Protecting the Planet Day

Fulbrighters serve as environmental stewards, collaborating with colleagues around the world to protect the planet, develop innovative policy and technology, and work toward a more sustainable future. In recognition of Earth Day and to celebrate National Park Week with our friends at the U.S. National Park Service, Fulbright announces Protecting the Planet Day on Friday, April 23rd.

Fulbright Day: South Africa – April 21

On April 21, 2021, in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program, U.S. Mission South Africa celebrated the signing of the NRF-IIE Fulbright Funding agreement. That same evening, four South African Fulbrighters were put to the test in a live-streamed general knowledge quiz!

Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson

As an Icelander, Minister for the Environment and Natural Resource Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson sees the impact of climate change up close: Iceland’s glaciers are rapidly retreating and studies suggest that in two centuries there may be no ice left in Iceland.

Andrea Dutton

In her own opinion, Dr. Andrea Dutton is less of a scientist and more of an “earth detective.” As an undergraduate music major at Amherst College in 1991, she could never have imagined herself, 30 years later, as a renowned sea level and climate change expert, and the recipient of back-to-back Fulbright U.S. Scholar and MacArthur Foundation Fellowship awards.

The Fulbright Program Presents: An Evening of Poetry

We still have our voices and we still have our pens and pencils, and those three things can create massive change Alyea Pierce, 2019 Fulbright-National Geographic Storyteller to Trinidad and […]

Lillygol “Lilly” Sedaghat

When you hear “one man’s trash,” you probably think of finding treasures at yard sales and thrift shops, items left on the stoop for passersby to take home. You may not think of the tons of actual waste dumped daily into landfills across the planet – but storyteller and environmentalist Lilly Sedaghat does.

Kathryn S. Fuller

From exploring the woods as a child, to conducting field work on Caribbean coral reef crustaceans, Kathryn Fuller’s passion has helped shape conservation efforts around the world.