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OHIO celebrates Fulbright’s 75th anniversary

Published: April 2, 2021 Author: Staff reports

Fulbright, the U.S. State Department’s flagship international exchange program, is celebrating its 75th anniversary throughout 2021. The anniversary’s theme, “Impact: 75 Years of Global Actions, Opportunities and Connections,” highlights the program’s central mission: cross-cultural exchange and ambassadorship through education. 

OHIO will kick off its celebration of Fulbright’s 75th anniversary Monday, April 5 at 12 p.m. with a panel discussion featuring past and present Fulbright Program recipients. Join the event by clicking here. Participants will hear and learn from Fulbright Foreign Student Program recipients (international students who, through Fulbright, study and teach in the United States) and past Fulbright U.S. Student Program alumni (U.S. students who, through Fulbright, study and teach abroad).

This panel discussion coincides with OHIO’s International Week, April 5-9. Learn more about the full slate of events here. Events include a cooking collaboration, dance party, trivia night and additional discussions. 

Ohio University has an extensive history with the Fulbright program, celebrating students, teachers and scholars, including 187 Fulbright U.S. Student Program recipients between 1949 and 2020 and 118 Fulbright Foreign Student Program recipients between 2005 and 2020. 

Since 1960, 103 individual Ohio University faculty members have researched and taught abroad via Fulbright, with 27 receiving multiple Fulbright grants. A total of 77 international scholars have visited Ohio University to teach and conduct research since 1967.

Anyone interested in learning more about cross-cultural exchange and ambassadorship is encouraged to attend. OHIO will be celebrating the Fulbright program’s impact on the university throughout the summer and fall, with future events promoted via email and social media. 

This event is also a great opportunity for OHIO students eligible for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program to learn more about the value of the program. Applications for U.S. graduating seniors, alumni and graduate students interested in studying, researching and/or teaching abroad for 8-12 months will be due early fall 2021. Learn more about how to get started by contacting Dr. Chris Lewis at christopherlewis@ohio.edu

OHIO’s Fulbright 75th Anniversary Celebration Panel discussion featuring Fulbright Program recipients

Monday, April 5 at 12 p.m. via Microsoft Teams

PANELISTS: Tracy Kondrit is a 2019 OHIO Graduate and a 2020 Fulbright Scholar to Malaysia, Mailé Nguyen (HTC Theater '18) was a Fulbright ETA to South Korea from 2018-2020, Amal Shimir is a second-year graduate student in the International Development Studies program majoring in Development and Conflict at Ohio University, and Natalia Davlianidze is pursuing her second graduate degree in Human Geography as a Foreign Fulbright Graduate Fellow at Ohio University, with special interest in environment and global development issues.

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Phone Conference ID: 697 408 508# 


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