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Fulbright Day: Czech Republic – October 25

In two online events, in cooperation with colleagues from neighboring countries, the Czech Fulbright Commission introduced the stories of ETA alumni and cooperative work of a group of Czech and U.S. alumni in the field of arts.

Fulbright Day: Denmark – November 4

On November 4, Fulbright Denmark’s Anniversary Symposium took place at Carlsberg Academy, Copenhagen. The symposium was titled “From Soft Diplomacy to Science Diplomacy.”

Fulbright Day: India – November 12

On November 12, 2021, the United States Educational Foundation in India celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Program with the opening of the art exhibit “Reciprocation – American Fulbright Artists and India/Collaborations & Connections.” The exhibit opened on November 12, 2021 and continued until December 8, 2021.

Fulbright Day: Hungary – October 8

On October 8, Fulbright Hungary commemorated the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Program and the 30th anniversary of the Hungary Fulbright Association with an event titled, “A Community Based on Shared Values,” held at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Fulbrighters Leading Through Innovation

During their international exchanges, Fulbrighters come face-to-face with difficult and seemingly intractable problems. In response to these problems, Fulbrighters make use of their newfound academic training, cultural knowledge, and entrepreneurial skills to create innovative solutions that better the world around them.

Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg

Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg knows about returns on investment, having served as the chief investment officer for the World Bank for 12 years and as the founder and chairwoman of Strategic Investment Group. When she says, “I cannot think of a better return on investment” for the opportunity Fulbright provided, she speaks from experience. 

Sophie V. Vandebroek

Dr. Sophie V. Vandebroek has held leadership roles at multinational companies including IBM, Xerox, and IDEXX Laboratories, and holds 14 United States patents. Throughout her impressive career, she has always emphasized the benefits of working with diverse and entrepreneurial colleagues from around the world.

Joy Buolamwini

Joy Buolamwini is a leader and innovator making the world a more equitable place. A graduate researcher at MIT, Buolamwini leads projects that span the globe. She empowers young people to create technologies that serve their communities, encourages women to enter STEM fields, and uncovers inherent biases in the algorithms that shape our lives.

Albert Manero

Albert Manero, a 2014 U.S. Student to Germany, is also the President, CEO, and co-founder of Limbitless Solutions, a non-profit organization that creates and donates bionic arms to children with limb differences. The organization aims to provide affordable prosthetics to families and give kids a way to express themselves.

Fulbright Day: Ukraine – October 7

On October 7, Fulbright Ukraine celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Program with an in-person event featuring live jazz music and visual art.

Fulbright Day: Australia – October 22

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Program, the Fulbright Commission in Australia hosted an online discussion panel featuring four pre-eminent Fulbright Scholars, and moderated by Emmy award-winning journalist and Fulbright Board member, Sara James.

Fulbright Day: Cyprus – September 29

Mission Cyprus celebrated the legacy of the Fulbright program in Cyprus, operating since 1962, with a reception honoring its most prominent alumni on the island and those who continue to make the Fulbright program possible.