My Journey as Founder of Grain de Sel Togo: From Receiver to Giver

My Journey as Founder of Grain de Sel Togo: From Receiver to Giver

Grain de Sel Togo (GDS) is a Georgian 501(c)(3) organization I initiated with a group of Togolese Fulbright Scholars. The Fulbright Program has been the foundational inspiration leading to the creation of GDS in Athens, GA, and now established in Togo and very recently in France. I came to the U.S. under the Fulbright Program and I didn’t realize how sufficient my Fulbright stipend was until I became a Teaching Assistant and fully responsible for

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May 25, 2016 0

New Book on Starting a Career Working for Peace from Fulbrighter David J. Smith

New Book on Starting a Career Working for Peace from Fulbrighter David J. Smith

In 2015, the worldwide refugee population topped 60 million for the first time since WWII – and the population is growing. Indeed, as globalization continues to unite diverse nations and peoples, it is also turning problems such as regional war and environmental degradation into worldwide issues, while prompting troubling reactionary movements in Western countries and beyond. These problems are among the many that educator, writer and Fulbright alumnus David Smith hopes to push students to

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May 19, 2016 0

Ellick Wins Pulitzer for “The Killing of Karkhunda”

Ellick Wins Pulitzer for “The Killing of Karkhunda”

Photo 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 of Farkhunda,” a video that he produced with John Woo and Alissa Rubin. It details the story of Farkhunda

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May 6, 2016 0

Remembering Rolf Hoffmann, Executive Director of German Fulbright Commission

Remembering Rolf Hoffmann, Executive Director of German Fulbright Commission

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 to his extraordinary engagement that the German-American Fulbright exchange programs are held in high regard worldwide. Dr. Hoffmann earned a

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May 6, 2016 0

Winning Logo Chosen to Celebrate 70 Years of Fulbright

Winning Logo Chosen to Celebrate 70 Years of Fulbright

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 career, earning an MFA in Experimental Animation from the California Institute of the Arts as well as a BFA in

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April 19, 2016 0

Kim Eger Inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr. Collegium of Scholars

Kim Eger Inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr. Collegium of Scholars

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 with so many people focused on peace. Dean Carter read the charge to the inductees and one of the lines

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April 6, 2016 0

Remembering Donald Weinstein

Remembering Donald Weinstein

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 renaissance, and was only one feature of his illustrious career and remarkable life. Professor Weinstein was born in Rochester, New York

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February 29, 2016 0

Distinguished Fulbrighters Recognized by IIE

Distinguished Fulbrighters Recognized by IIE

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 to the U.S., 1975 Professor Aguayo is a recipient of the foreign Fulbright student grant and is one of the

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February 16, 2016 0

Alumni Profile: Dr. Koji Nakanishi

Alumni Profile: Dr. Koji Nakanishi

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 GARIOA (Government Aid and Relief in Occupied Areas), Dr. Nakanishi studied under Professor Louis Fieser at Harvard University. Dr. Nakanishi’s

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January 6, 2016 0

Paying It Forward: The Dream Scholarship in Panama

Paying It Forward: The Dream Scholarship in Panama

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. It’s cramped, sweaty, people are sitting on you. You travel three hours down a bumpy road to get to the

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November 8, 2015 0