17th Annual Conference


“The Fulbright Legacy in the 21st Century”

Washington D.C.

September 30-October 2, 1994


Friday, September 30, 1994

9:00 a.m.-12 p.m. Optional Private Tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Greetings by Wesley Fisher (USSR 1971, 1976), Deputy Director, Research Institute, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

  • (Conferees should meet at the 15th Street entrance of the museum at 9 a.m. The museum opens to the public at 10 a.m., so prompt arrival is important to allow adequate time to pace your visit before general visits by the public. Conferees are responsible for their own transportation to and from the museum at 1001 Raoul Wallenberg Place, S.W., Wash., D.C.)

12 -6 p.m. Conference Registration

12:45-2:45 p.m. Fulbright Association Chapter Development Seminar

3-4 p.m. Annual Business Meeting of Members

4:15-5:45 p.m. Concurrent Workshops

  • Fulbright Association Task Force on Eastern and Central Europe and the former Soviet Union
  • Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program
  • Recent Developments in the Fulbright Program for Faculty
  • Vietnam Fulbright Program

6:30-9:30 p.m. 17th Annual Banquet in Honor of Retired Fulbright Commission Executive Directors

  • William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board Chairman Ewell E. Murphy, Jr., Master of Ceremonies
  • Honorees
    • Renée Abaracón (Uruguay)
    • Frederick F. Carriere (Korea)
    • Ulrich Littmann (Germany)
    • Sharada Nayak (India)
    • Cipriana Scelba (Italy)
    • Caroline A. Matano Yang (Japan)
  • Music
    • Angela Lee (United Kingdom 1991), cellist
    • Ju-Ying Song, accompanist

Saturday, October 1, 1994

9-9:15 a.m. Welcome & Introduction, Maurizio A. Gianturco (USA 1952), President, Board of Directors, Fulbright Association

9:15-10:45 a.m.  The Fulbright Legacy in the 21st Century:  A Panel of Retired Fulbright Commission Executive Directors

  • Renée Abaracón (Uruguay)
  • Frederick F. Carriere (Korea)
  • Ulrich Littmann (Germany)
  • Sharada Nayak (India)
  • Cipriana Scelba (Italy)
  • Caroline A. Matano Yang (Japan)

11-11:20 a.m.  Bus Departures from ANA Hotel to Prize Ceremony

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.  J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding Award Ceremony and Lecture by 1994 Prize Laureate President Jimmy Carter

1-2 p.m.  Luncheon Reception with President Carter

  • (Space is limited to 375 guests; priority given to conferees registered for the entire conference)

2:15 p.m.  Buses depart for ANA Hotel

3-4:30 p.m.  Human Rights Panel, ANA Hotel Ballroom

  • Celso Lafer (USA 1967), Professor of Law, University of Sao Paulo, former Brazilian Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Alessandro Ovi (USA 1971), Senior Vice President, International and Institutional Affairs and Communication, IRI, Italy
  • Susan Tatten (Botswana 1993), Director of the Legal Resources Project of the International Human Rights Internship Program

6-7:30 p.m.  Reception with Fulbright Commission Directors

Sunday, October 2, 1994

9-10:30 a.m.  The Environment and Diplomacy

  • Dureid M. Mahasneh (USA 1983), Director-General, Aqaba Ports Corporation, Jordan; Jordanian Senior Negotiator on the Water and Environment Sub-Group, Bilateral Peace Talks; Jordanian Representative on the Environment, Multilateral Peace Talks
  • David Hunter, Senior Attorney, Center for International Environmental Law

10:30-10:45 a.m.  Coffee Break

10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  Concurrent Workshops

  • Fulbright Association AIDS Task Force; Lilly Diaz (Spain 1990), Task Force Chairwoman; Natasha Gartner, Coordinator of Special Programs, Fulbright Commission, Colombia
  • International Grant Opportunities, Patricia Schaefer, Senior Academic Exchanges Officer, United States Information Agency
  • Global Fulbright Network

12:30-2 p.m.  Closing Plenary Luncheon and Address, John P. Loiello, Associate Director for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Information Agency

Chapter Invitation Letter

August 1, 1994

I hope your summer is going well.  As fall is right around the corner, I wanted to encourage you to register for the 17th annual conference to be held September 30 through October 2 in Washington, D.C.  I’d also like to ask you to share this information with other members of your chapter.

Conference registration will open at 12 p.m. on Friday, September 30.  The first event of the conference will be the Chapter Development Seminar on Friday from 1 to 3 p.m.  The seminar will discuss a draft chapter manual and any other subjects you would like to see covered.  Please encourage officers and members of your chapter to attend the conference and to take part in this meeting.  It will be followed by the annual business meeting of members to be held from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.  The conference will close at 2:15 p.m. on Sunday, October 2, after a plenary luncheon and speaker.

This year we have planned a Leadership Recognition breakfast on Saturday, October 1, from 7:30 – 8:45 a.m. in honor of chapter presidents.  This breakfast will be by invitation only.  If you are unable to attend, you are more than welcome to designate another officer to represent your chapter leadership.

The conference theme is “The Fulbright Legacy in the 21st Century,” and panel topics will consider the environment, human rights, and the Fulbright Program.  The 17th annual banquet will be held in honor of six retired Fulbright Commission directors from around the world.  In addition to their perspectives from abroad, the United States Information Agency is supporting speakers from Brazil, Italy, Jordan and Thailand.

The conference will once again take place at the ANA Hotel in Washington, D.C.  The conference room rate will be $93 plus local taxes for a single or double room.  You may make your reservations for the Fulbright Association room block by sending a FAX directly to the hotel at (202) 457-5010 or by calling 1-800-228-3000 or (202) 429-2400.  A limited number of rooms will be also available at the special conference rate on September 29 so if you would be interested in arriving early you should reserve as soon as possible.  Mention that you are with the Fulbright Association conference.

The conference fee for members will be $225.  To encourage chapter participation, we are extending a special offer of $200 to chapter leaders whose registration is postmarked by August 15.  If you would like to register now, please use the enclosed form.  Early registration will insure your attendance at all conference events.  The conference fee covers the breakfast on Saturday for chapter presidents or designated representatives, luncheons on both Saturday and Sunday, and the annual banquet on Saturday evening as well as all conference sessions, entertainment, materials, and transportation.  Session by session registration will open up after general member registration, but members who register for the entire conference will receive discounted fees and be assured of a place at all conference events.

One concern of both the board of directors and the membership at large is how to attract younger people to the national conference.  Realizing costs may be prohibitive for most recent alums, we are working with the National Capital Area Chapter to see if they could offer housing to participants under the age of 30.  Participants would still be responsible for both their transportation and the conference fee.  Do you have any younger members who would be interested?  Do you have any other ideas?  Please let me know as soon as possible.

I look forward to hearing from you and to meeting you at the conference.  Please call me if you have any questions.


Lisa Chapin

Director of Member and Chapter Services