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

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!

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