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08.25.21

Fulbright Day: Argentina

August 25, 2021

Graduating Fulbright Foreign Student from Argentina

The Argentine-American Fulbright Commission was established by a binational agreement signed between the two governments in 1956. Since then, it has awarded 10,000 scholarships to Argentine and American citizens. These distinguished Fulbrighters have contributed to build innumerable bridges between our two countries. The Commission started the 75th anniversary celebration earlier this year by publishing monthly videos that feature the Fulbright grantee of the month. You can see some of these videos below.

On August 25th, the Commission will host a virtual live panel: “The Fulbright Experience: How Fulbright Changed My Life,” to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Program worldwide, and to share the personal and professional accomplishments of Fulbright alumni from different grant categories and geographical regions.

This panel will be followed by a presentation, “Fulbright and the Arts,” in which distinguished Argentine Fulbright musicians will perform musical compositions.

Zoom login details are as follows:

Join us at: https://statedept.zoomgov.com/j/1618957195?pwd=eGZKeTkzWFlXZGtscFkxWGJWZWdVZz09

Meeting ID: 161 895 7195

Passcode: 189734

 

SCHEDULE

4:45- 5:00 PM EST. Institutional Video. Opening Remarks by Michelle Riebeling, Board Chair, Fulbright Commission Argentina; Jennifer Irwin, Board Member, Fulbright Commission Argentina

5:00- 5:50 PM EST. Alumni Panel: “The Fulbright Experience: How Fulbright Changed My Life” (LIVE)

  • Viviana Cimbaro Canela, Foreign Language Teaching Assistant, 2005, Simpson College, Iowa
  • Andrea Matallana, History, Researcher 2019, University of California, Davis
  • Maia Moore, English Teaching Assistant, 2018, Buenos Aires
  • Diego Ploper, Biotechnology, Masters of Science 2006, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Natasha Vidango, Chemistry, U.S. Student, 2004, Fundación Instituto Leloir, Buenos Aires

Additional information

5:50- 6:00 PM EST. Q & A

6:00-6:45 PM EST. Alumni Concert: “Fulbright and the Arts”

  • Nestor Tedesco and the Orquesta de los Barrios, formed by young boys and girls from Argentina’s shanty towns, Il Postino and Mi Buenos Aires Querido
  • Pablo Gonzalez Jazey, Preludio de la Suite BWV1006a de Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Juan Raffo, Jazz: Pajarito Resistencia
  • Teagan Faran and the La Martino Orquesta Típica

Panelists’ Bios

6:45-7:00 PM EST.

Closing Remarks: Norma Gonzalez, Executive Director, Fulbright Commission Argentina

Fulbright 75th Anniversary Videos of the Grantees of the Month:

Find more information on past and future Fulbright Days here.