Fulbright Day: Jordan
The Binational Fulbright Commission in Jordan is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a webinar titled Preserving Heritage, Cultivating Communities: A Reflection from Jordanian and American Fulbright Researchers as part of the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Program worldwide. The webinar will highlight the intersection between historical and archeological work reflecting on the preservation of Jordanian heritage, and its connection to the present communities that exist around Jordanian archeological sites. This webinar falls on Jordan’s Fulbright Day on July 7th that marks the Jordanian Commission and its vital role for over two decades in promoting international cooperation for education and cultural advancement.
This day corresponds with the 7 Wonders Day in which the ancient city of Petra in southern Jordan, was named as one of the modern seven wonders of the world on July 7th of 2007.
The webinar will feature four Fulbrighter panelists; two Jordanian and two American alumni who are notable for their work in their respective fields. Each of the panelists will share a snapshot of the work they have conducted in the field of archeology and history throughout Jordan, and the importance of understanding and honoring the communities that existed or developed around those sites.