“Opportunities for Leadership: Fulbright in the World”
Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.
October 7 – October 10, 1999
The Fulbright Association 22nd annual conference, on the theme of “Opportunities for Leadership: Fulbright in the World,” was held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. from October 7 through October 10, 1999.
As part of the conference program, the Association awarded the 1999 J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding to
Mary Robinson, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday, October 8, in a ceremony at the U.S. Department of State.
The conference schedule is listed below.
Thursday, October 7
3-5 p.m. Legislative Update Session
5-9 p.m. Conference Registration
Friday, October 8 8-10 a.m. & 2-6 p.m. Conference Registration
10:15 p.m. Buses depart from Omni Shoreham Hotel to U.S. Dept. of State
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Fulbright Prize Award Ceremony, Lecture & Reception, U.S. Department of State
1:45 p.m. Buses depart for Omni Shoreham Hotel
2:30-4:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions:
Fulbright Scholar Program
Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program
Interagency Working Group on International Exchanges & Training
4:45-6:15 p.m. Annual Meeting of Members
Ronald J. Ross (Sweden 1964), President, Fulbright Association,
Fulbright Program Update
Alan Schechter (The Netherlands 1960), Chairman, J. William Fulbright
Foreign Scholarship Board
Barry Ballow, Chief, Academic Exchanges Division, United States
Information Agency (USIA)
7-9:30 p.m. 22nd Annual Banquet and Keynote Address
S. Lieberman, Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy, U. S. Department of State
Saturday, October 9
8:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Information Technology: Integrating or Fragmenting the
Winthrop Carty, Senior Development Officer, LASPAU: Academic and
Professional Programs for the Americas
Sylvia Ortega (U.S.A. 1984), President, Universidad
Pedagógica Nacional, Mexico
Jack Wilson, Co-director, Severino Center for Technological
Entrepeneurship and Professor of Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Ernest Wilson III, Director, Center for International
Development and Conflict Management, University of Maryland, and Senior Adviser to the
Global Information Infrastructure Commission
10:30-11:45 a.m. Regional Conflict: How Will We Respond?
Barbara Crossette (India 1980), United Nations Bureau Chief, The
New York Times
Dan E. Davidson (Germany 1965), President, American Councils for
International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
Edmund Ghareeb, Writer and Commentator
Laura Silber (Yugoslavia 1987), Senior Writer, The Financial
Times, and Author of Yugoslavia: Death of a Nation
12:30-2 p.m. Plenary Luncheon and Address
The Right Honorable Professor Shirley Williams (U.S.A.1951), Professor, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
2:15-3:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
Global Fulbright Alumni Network
4-5:30 p.m. Concurrent Fulbright Association Task Force Meetings
Environment & Science
7-9:00 p.m. Concert & Reception, Embassy of Finland, in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program in Finland Mikko Luoma (U.S.A. 1997), classical accordion
Sunday, October 10
9-10:30 a.m. 2000 & Beyond: Where is the U.S. Constituency for Foreign Affairs?
Tom Cole (United Kingdom 1978), Chief of Staff, Republican National Committee
Thomas Farrell (Pakistan, 1976), Vice President for Exchange Programs
and Regional Services, Institute of International Education
James M. McCormick (New Zealand 1993), Professor and Chairman,
Department of Political Science, Iowa State University
Susan D. Moeller (Pakistan 1990, Thailand 1991), Author of Compassion
Fatigue and Assistant Professor, American Studies, Brandeis University
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Public Diplomacy: What are the New Dynamics?
Sharon L. Franz, Senior Vice President, Academy for Educational Development
Joseph Montville, (Egypt 1961), Director, Preventive Diplomacy, Center for Strategic
& International Studies
Walter R. Roberts, former member, U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy,
Foreign Service Officer (ret.)
Barry Zorthian, President, The Public Diplomacy Foundation
12:15 p.m. Conference Adjourned
The Fulbright Association would like to thank The Coca-Cola
Foundation, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, the Department of State,
the Embassy of Finland, the Institute of International Education, and the J. William
Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for participation in, and support of, these events.
All conference sessions will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. A special rate of $129 for a single or double room (plus D.C. tax and occupancy fees) is available to those who are registered for the conference and who state their affiliation with the Fulbright Association when making reservations with the hotel. The hotel will hold the block of special-rate rooms until 5 p.m. on Sept. 19, but reserve now as these rooms may sell out before that date. For reservations please call (202) 756-5125 or (800) 843-6664; by fax, (202) 756-5145. Reservation requests must be accompanied by a first night’s deposit by check, money order, or major credit card number. After special-rate rooms sell out, rooms will be available on a rate-available, space-available basis.
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