The Fulbright Association’s Virtual 43rd Annual Conference will be held from October 21-23, 2020 as a virtual event. The conference theme has been inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s final book titled: “Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?” He reflected on racism and civil rights, and presented a hopeful agenda for America’s future, including the need for better jobs, higher wages, decent housing, and quality education.
Registration is now open for the 2020 Annual Conference! Despite the virtual nature of the conference due to social-distancing requirements caused by the pandemic, the Association will provide a variety of opportunities to connect with fellow Fulbright alumni, share and discuss scholarly research, and build relationships within the international education community. Our conference is a highlight for the hundreds of participants who join us each year — and we hope you will be among them in October!
The Fulbright Program may be a flagship program for U.S. public diplomacy, but the empiricism on its execution and impact, here and abroad, is often anecdotal. We want to complement powerful Fulbright stories—which we welcome to this conference—with rigorous frameworks for analysis and data-rich evidence. We invite proposals from researchers at all levels, who need not be Fulbright alumni, to share their findings on public diplomacy, broadly defined and not limited to the Fulbright Program.