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Fulbright Day: Romania – May 18

On May 18th, the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission honored 75 years since the global Fulbright Program was initiated and 60+ years of its presence in Romania through the virtual event titled “Fulbright at 75: A Global Response to Global Opportunities and Challenges.”

The celebration, moderated by Executive Director Mircea Dumitru, brought together distinguished U.S. and Romanian high officials, Fulbright alumni, partners, and friends who joined us online to mark this significant milestone.

We were honored to be joined by Acting Assistant Secretary Matthew Lussenhop, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu, Scott A Reese, Public Affairs Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Romania, and Nicolae-Victor Zamfir, President of the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission’s Board of Directors, for the welcome and opening remarks.

Romanian & U.S. alumni E. Patrick McDermott, Vlad Mixich, Amy Liu, Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin, Ioana Mischie, and Augustin Ioan shared their thoughts on the impact and significance of the worldwide Fulbright Program and its role in the development of academic and cultural relations between Romania and the U.S., as exemplified through their professional and personal Fulbright stories.

The event was live-streamed and is available at: https://www.facebook.com/FulbrightRomania/videos/858346284751770

The alumni and speakers at Fulbright Romania’s event