Throughout 2021, the U.S. Department of State and program partners around the world are marking the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Program by highlighting the achievements, innovations, and impact of the U.S. government's flagship educational exchange program.
To celebrate this milestone, and recognize 64 years of educational and cultural exchanges between Ireland and the USA, the Fulbright Commission in Ireland and the U.S. Embassy in Ireland will host a special in-person Fulbright Alumni evening at the U.S. Ambassador's residence. This event will also celebrate the Fulbright-Frederick and Anna Douglass Award, developed in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Ireland. This scholarship has been developed to encourage participation of diverse communities in U.S.-Irish exchanges, and to spread awareness of the Fulbright Program within more communities, particularly those traditionally underrepresented in international exchange.
The evening of celebration will reflect on Fulbright past and present, as well as future ambitions. Irish and U.S. Fulbrighters who undertook awards over a range of decades will take part in a panel, to discuss their experiences of cross-cultural collaboration, change-making, community engagement and personal development.
The Irish Fulbright Commission will also post alumni videos and updates throughout the day and host a lunch for Irish and U.S. stakeholders.
A recording of the live event will be available after it has concluded and will be posted on the Fulbright Day: Ireland main page.
Connect with Fulbright to learn more about the activities planned for Ireland's Fulbright Day. Find more information on past and future Fulbright Days here.