In celebration of the worldwide Fulbright 75th anniversary, U.S. Embassy Abidjan hosted panel discussions, conferences, and a workshop on “Ideation and Literature” at American Spaces throughout Côte d’Ivoire.
Fulbright Day: Germany united current grantees, alumni, educators and “new voices” in the transatlantic bond between Germany and the U.S.
Several U.S. Presidents, Secretaries of State, Members of Congress, and foreign diplomats and leaders have commented on Fulbright’s impressive alumni and impact on communities both large and small. We are pleased to share the following list of statements made by U.S. and world leaders about the Fulbright Program.
The Angola Fulbright Alumni Association held an activity to increase awareness of the impact of the Fulbright Program in Angola over the past years while engaging with the youth community in Corimba, a local community in Luanda.
Since the program’s founding, Fulbrighters have served as unofficial citizen ambassadors. In recognition of 75 years of outstanding service, we recognize several Fulbrighters working in the fields of public diplomacy and service, and explore how Fulbright has influenced and contributed to their careers.
Dr. Francisco Javier Solana de Madariaga, a Spanish physicist and politician, has used his professional career in academia and government to advocate for international cooperation among European nations, the United States, and the world.
For Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch, diplomacy is a calling. As an expert in international affairs, she believes that one of the most powerful tools for increasing mutual understanding is soft power, achieved not through official diplomatic channels, but through person-to-person exchange.
Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering, a retired U.S. diplomat whose career has spanned four decades, has advanced diplomacy and mutual understanding around the world. He holds the title of Career Ambassador, the highest title in the U.S. Foreign Service; speaks five languages; holds the 2002 Lifetime Contributions to American Diplomacy Award from the American Foreign Service Association; and is the recipient of 13 honorary degrees.
Dr. Margaret “Peg” Snyder is known internationally as the “United Nations’ first feminist.” As the Founding Director of UN Women, she worked to promote and acknowledge women’s contributions to societies around the world.
On September 1st, Lebanon celebrated their Fulbright Day by televising a video clip featuring Fulbright alumni on the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International (LBCI).
Fulbright’s close relationship with the NPS was strengthened this year with the announcement of the Fulbright-National Parks Partnership. We invite you to take a tour of the different parks Fulbrighters have visited or worked in, from the volcanic landscapes of Haleakalā in Hawaii, to Acadia, the crown jewel of Maine’s Atlantic coast.
In worldwide celebration of the Fulbright Program’s 75th anniversary, on August 26th, Fulbright Ecuador hosted a virtual live panel: “The Impact of Fulbrighters on Higher Education in Ecuador.”