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Fulbright Day: Portugal – March 19

As Fulbright Portugal wraps up their 60th Anniversary, they also celebrated the Fulbright Program’s 75th Anniversary.

March 19th, 2021, marked Portugal’s Fulbright Day, a special day to celebrate the program’s legacy of fostering mutual understanding. Fulbright Portugal held a series of live events with notable Fulbright alumni and guests.

The full schedule of that day is below, and recordings of the events are available at the following links:

Click here to view the Fulbright Portugal webinar on “Gender Equality in Science and Higher Education.”

Click here to watch the recording of the Fulbright Portugal-U.S. Celebration Get Together.

The first group of U.S. Fulbrighters to Portugal at the Fulbright Commission, 1961
The first group of U.S. Fulbrighters to Portugal at the Fulbright Commission, 1961

15:30-16:50 GMT
Fulbright Portugal Diversity, Inclusion and Sustainability Webinar:
“Gender Equality in Science and Higher Education”

Welcome and opening remarks:
Otília Macedo Reis, Fulbright Portugal Executive Director
Manuel Heitor, Portuguese Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education
Kristin Kane, Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy in Lisbon

Speakers:
Helena Pereira, Fulbright alumna and Head of “Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)”;
Cláudia Cavadas, Vice-Rector of the University of Coimbra;
Julie Taylor, Director of Academic Relations for Fulbright at the Institute of International Education (IIE);
Maria de Lourdes Machado-Taylor, Researcher of CIPES – HE Policy Research Center

Moderator: Leilani Stacy, Fulbright alumna (U.S. Student AY2018/2019)

19:00-20:00 GMT
Fulbright Portugal – U.S. Community Anniversary Celebration
Alumni, partners and friends of the Fulbright Program will gather for a live Celebration Get Together and shared performances, prose and poetry reading, video/film streaming, storytelling and more!