The Fulbright Association established a tradition of presenting awards to chapters with outstanding programs, initiatives, and advocacy eff­orts at the 2016 Annual Conference. The Chapter Awards are intended to honor the hard work, creativity, and time that our volunteer alumni chapter leaders dedicate to achieving the mission of the Fulbright Association. Through the continued generosity of Dr. Mary Ellen Schmider, chapters are awarded these honors at the Annual Conference. Chapter volunteers are the heart of
The Fulbright Association has always been dedicated to advocating for the Program on Capitol Hill. As part of our mission, we play an important advocacy role in supporting, growing, and saving the Program. We have national reach through our chapters and members who live in every congressional district. We represent a unified voice of Fulbrighters and supporters of international exchange. Congress listens when we speak with that voice. Yet we have not spent enough time or resources advocating
In July of 2018, the Fulbright Association returned to Malawi for its second Service Corps Trip in the country, following a successful program in 2017. Eleven participants, ranging from age 12 to age 74, met in Lilongwe City to work with nonprofit organization LEAD SEA (Leadership for Environment and Development in Southern and Eastern Africa) on Pathways to Peace projects to promote sustainability, global health, and education initiatives. The participants represented a diverse demographic, including
Munir Sayegh’s collection of specialties is multi-faceted: he is a photographer, artist, designer, researcher, and data guru with professional expertise in marketing and economics. As a Fulbrighter and study abroad alum, he not only has had the chance to build these skills, he now uses his experience to give back to the international exchange community. Munir earned his master’s degree in Economics at Purdue University. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Graphic
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Fulbright community mourns the death of Kofi Annan, the 2001 recipient of the J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding. The Fulbright community, represented by the Fulbright Association, mourns the death and celebrates the life of Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations and Fulbright Prize Laureate. Awarded every two years, the Prize honors world figures and institutions that have advanced the mission of Senator J. William Fulbright and the