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Transforming Communities Through Knowledge

Fulbrighters are recognized for their achievements in academia, government, and in other important fields, and they also bring to life one of the Fulbright Program’s most consequential objectives: to shape a more positive vision for communities through sharing knowledge. Learn more about how Fulbright Program participants change their host and home communities through their work and dedication to service.

Fulbright Day: Iceland – February 23

To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program and the 64th Anniversary of Fulbright Iceland, the Commission in Iceland hosted a day full of celebratory events, including the release of a special 75th Anniversary Edition Newsletter, the premier of a grantee profile video and three live events with notable Fulbright alumni.

Fulbright Impact in the Field: Global Health & COVID-19 Reunion Panel—Lessons Learned and Key Takeaways

“We know that infections: they don’t have borders, they don’t have governments. They don’t care about presidents, they don’t care about our political system. We have to do this together.”   -Igor Stoma, MD, PhD; 2017 Fulbright […]

John Hope Franklin

An influential and prolific scholar of African American history, Dr. John Hope Franklin expanded the American consciousness, blazed a trail for scholars of color, and championed international education. His participation in and support of the Fulbright Program as a U.S. Scholar and Chairman of the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board benefitted local and global communities, one connection at a time.

Jonathan Rabb

How do you build and maintain community in digital spaces? It’s a question Jonathan Rabb has asked and answered throughout his career as a journalist, television host, researcher, and CEO. Read more about Jonathan’s work and how his Fulbright experience helped him forge his path.

Diana Wells

Often referred to as a “social innovation champion,” Dr. Diana Wells has used her many international experiences to positively impact under-resourced communities by fostering social entrepreneurship and changemaking. “Fulbright certainly did have an impact on my career and trajectory.”

Her Excellency Dame Ivy Dumont

Her Excellency Dame Ivy Dumont’s passion for learning and forging connections is evident in her service to the people of the Bahamas, and in her own personal journey as a wife, mother, teacher, public servant, Fulbright alumna, author, and the first woman to serve as Governor-General of the Bahamas. Genuine leadership, in her words, is “an attitude of the heart.”

Amizade Partners with Fulbright for Virtual Service Week

This article was written by Amizade. Amizade has partnered with the Fulbright Program since 2016 to offer in-person service-learning and ethical storytelling programs in the rural Appalachian region of the […]

Rishi Sunak

Fulbright produces leaders who strive to make a positive impact on their communities. In some cases, Fulbright alumni like Rishi Sunak lead through public service with the goal of finding solutions to complex challenges at the local, national, and international level.

Explorer Classroom Events with Fulbright-National Geographic Fellows

Classroom teachers interested in bringing dynamic Fulbright alumni into their classroom to share stories about science and society may do so virtually through the National Geographic Society’s Explorer Classroom Program. […]

Bring Fulbright into the Classroom

Fulbright alumni, current participants, and K-12 teachers can bring the world into classrooms by sharing international experiences with students. See below for opportunities for Fulbrighters to get involved and volunteer […]

Amar Bose

Amar Bose is a Fulbright alumnus and a household name. Like so many Fulbrighters, he used his intellect, observations, and understanding of what brings people together to make advances which improve the lives and the listening experience of people across the globe.