Source: Fulbright Association, Greater New York Chapter, May eNewsletter Congratulations to Adam Ellick, New York Times Senior Video Journalist and former Fulbrighter to Indonesia, for his Pulitzer Prize winning video “The Killing of Karkhunda.” Kudos to New York Times Senior Video Journalist and Fulbright alum Adam Ellick, who just won a Pulitzer for “The Killing
With great sadness the German Fulbright-Kommission has informed us that their esteemed Executive Director, Dr. Rolf Hoffmann (1953-2016), passed away on April 21, 2016 in Berlin. “With enormous expertise and foresight Dr. Hoffmann managed the German-American Fulbright Program for more than 12 years and inspired it with important new initiatives and ideas. It is thanks
Congratulations to Vanessa Cruz, our 70th Anniversary Logo Competition Winner! Vanessa Cruz, a former Fulbright scholar to Ireland and Austria, has won our logo competition! Her design (shown above) will be used for the rest of the year to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the Fulbright Program. Vanessa has had a prestigious creative
Fulbright Association Board Treasurer Kim Eger was recently inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr. Collegium of Scholars. The induction ceremony took place in the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Nancy Neill, president of the Fulbright Association’s Board of Directors, shared: “It was moving to be in a room
Few people have left as significant a legacy in their field as Donald Weinstein. Through his extensive studies in the U.S. and his Fulbright grant that took him to Italy in 1953, Weinstein’s crowning achievement was his text “Savonarola and Florence: Prophecy and Patriotism in the Renaissance.” It radically reshaped scholarly conversation of the 14th and 15th Century Italian
Three distinguished Fulbright alumni were recently recognized for their ability to “forge new discoveries and change the world” by the Institute for International Education. These Fulbrighters have made outstanding contributions to science, technology and human rights, and all have recognized their Fulbright experiences abroad as shaping their careers. Excerpts from IIE’s Opening Minds blog: Sergio Aguayo: Fulbright from Mexico
Through the “Extraordinary Fulbrighters” video series, the Fulbright Association is pleased to share the story of Dr. Koji Nakanishi, Centennial Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at Columbia University. Dr. Nakanishi was the “first student from a so called enemy country” to come study in the United States. Through the precursor to the Fulbright Program, then called
Imagine you’re nineteen years old. You live in a small house off the side of a dusty road in rural Latin America. You wake up right before the sun rises. The cock crows. You rub your groggy eyes, shuffle out the door, and step into the already humid morning. You board a crowded little bus.