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03.24.21

Universidad Ana G. Mendez hosts Dialogue on International Academic Collaboration

March 24, 2021, 11:00 AM EDT
Universidad Ana G. Mendez of Puerto Rico is organizing a virtual event, in celebration of Fulbright’s 75th Anniversary, which will be conducted in Spanish, titled Colaboración Académica Internacional: una nueva definición.  This discussion will focus on new forms of global academic collaboration within the context of the COVID pandemic. It is open to the public and will highlight the role of the Fulbright Program in international education. The event will feature a conversation with Dr. M. Eugenia “Jenny” Verdaguer, the Chief of Western Hemisphere Fulbright Programs at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in the Department of State.

Dr. M. Eugenia ‘Jenny’ Verdaguer is Chief of the Western Hemisphere Fulbright Programs Branch. In that capacity, she oversees all academic exchange programs across the region in consultation with U.S. Embassies, Fulbright Commissions, Cooperating Agencies and other relevant partners in the United States and across the region. Before joining the Bureau in 2007, Dr. Verdaguer was Director of the Bachelor of Individualized Study at George Mason University, Visiting Research Fellow at The Catholic University of America, and Director of International Fellowship Programs at the AAUW Educational Foundation. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, she holds an M.A in International Relations and a Ph.D. in Sociology from American University, where she has taught courses on economic sociology, immigration and gender. A Latin Americanist, Dr. Verdaguer has published on Latin American immigrant entrepreneurial practices and their worship communities in the United States.