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Fulbright Day: Romania

05/18/2021, 11:00 am EDT

On May 18th, 2021, the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission will be celebrating 75 years since the Fulbright program was initiated and 60+ years of its presence in Romania. With over 400,000 Fulbright alumni around the world and 3400+ alumni in Romania, each has a story to tell, illustrating the positive impact of the Fulbright Program on individuals, communities, institutions, and fields of study.

Join us on May 18th, 2021 for our double anniversary virtual celebration to hear stories from our Fulbright alumni, partners and friends, highlighting the manner in which the Fulbright Program has contributed to shaping the world over the 75 years of existence.

The event will be live-streamed via: https://www.facebook.com/FulbrightRomania


6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Welcome and opening remarks

Moderator: Mircea Dumitru, Executive Director of the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission

  • Acting Assistant Secretary Matthew Lussenhop, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • Bogdan Aurescu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania
  • David Muniz, Chargé d'Affaires, U.S. Embassy in Romania
  • Nicolae-Victor Zamfir, President of the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission’s Board of Directors

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Romanian & U.S. alumni share their Fulbright stories, talking about how this experience has influenced and enriched their lives and about the manner in which the Fulbright Program has contributed to shaping the world over the 75 years of existence

  • E. Patrick McDermott, Professor of Management and Legal Studies at Franklin P. Perdue School of Business, Salisbury University
  • Vlad Mixich, Health Policy Expert and Writer; European Investment Bank Project Advisory Support unit & European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)
  • Amy Liu, Associate Professor, Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin
  • Augustin Ioan, Architect & Professor, “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin, Senior Lecturer, Loyola Marymount University, Artist & Photographer
  • Ioana Mischie, Transmedia Artist (Writer/Director)


11:00 am EDT
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