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Fulbright Day: Rwanda - March 17
03/08/2021

Fulbright Day: Rwanda - March 17

Rwanda celebrated its Fulbright Day on March 17 with a webinar promoting the Fulbright Program to prospective applicants.

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Fulbright Day: Spain - March 27
03/08/2021

Fulbright Day: Spain - March 27

The Fulbright Commission in Spain joined the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Program by organizing a virtual tasting of Spanish wines on March 27.

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Fulbright Educators: Broadening Minds in the Classroom
02/26/2021

Fulbright Educators: Broadening Minds in the Classroom

Synonymous with international education, the Fulbright Program has provided students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals of all backgrounds the opportunity to study, teach, exchange ideas, and find solutions to complex local and global challenges for 75 years.

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Jaime Saavedra
02/26/2021

Jaime Saavedra

Leading efforts by the largest financier of education in more than 80 developing countries, Dr. Jaime Saavedra’s global perspective, forged by Fulbright, has shaped his life’s work: to use education to fight poverty and inequality worldwide.

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Hanna Holborn Gray
02/26/2021

Hanna Holborn Gray

A celebrated historian of political and historical thought, as well as a savvy administrator, Dr. Hanna Holborn Gray championed academic excellence and inclusion in some of the United States’ premier academic institutions.

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Ruth J. Simmons
02/26/2021

Ruth J. Simmons

As an HBCU scholarship recipient at Dillard University in New Orleans and as the first African American president of an Ivy League university, Dr. Ruth J. Simmons’ educational journey has been long and varied. The common thread in a career of many firsts? A life-long passion for cross-cultural understanding and showcasing Black excellence in academia.

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02/26/2021

John Hope Franklin: Redefining the American Story – Exploring a Life & Legacy Through Family & Fulbright

“Dr. Franklin was always walking with a sense of global interaction – even when he was thinking about the ways that the United States can address its own inequities and […]

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02/23/2021

An Advocate for the Disabled Talks About the Importance of Giving Back

Eyþór Kamban Þrastarson, a Fulbright fellow (Iceland to the U.S., 2015) and a manager of a Erasmus collaboration project that aims to empower and enable young people that are blind and visually impaired, discusses the impact Fulbright made on his life.

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Fulbrighters Transforming Communities
02/16/2021

Fulbrighters Transforming Communities

Fulbrighters are recognized for their achievements in academia, government, and other important fields, and they also bring to life one of the Fulbright Program’s most consequential objectives: to shape a more positive vision for communities through sharing knowledge.

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Fulbright Day: Iceland - February 23
02/16/2021

Fulbright Day: Iceland - February 23

To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program and the 64th Anniversary of Fulbright Iceland, the Commission in Iceland hosted a day full of celebratory events, including the release of a special 75th Anniversary Edition Newsletter, the premier of a grantee profile video and three live events with notable Fulbright alumni.

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