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Fulbright Scholars

Washington's Pivot to Ignorance

Ann Jones | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
Ann Jones

As Washington increasingly comes to rely on the "forward projection" of military force to maintain its global position, the Fulbright Program may be the last vestige of an earlier, more democratic, equitable, and generous America that enjoyed a certain moral and intellectual standing in the world.

#SaveFulbright: America Can't Cut the Fulbright Program

Jonathan Rice | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Rice

Instead of being bogged down in high-level diplomatic talks and lofty statements by politicians, Fulbrighters work to make a direct person-to-person impact.

The Other Immigrant Women: Former Fulbright Fellows for America

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

Sophie got her "American bug" while a Fulbright Fellow at Cornell, admiring US technology and the stimulating international environment of the research labs.

Janetta Rebold Benton: Medieval Scholar, Modern Wit

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

Our conversation covered a wide range of topics and as we stopped before pieces that caught our eyes, we were treated to Janetta's encyclopedic knowledge of all things medieval.

As Much Power as a Word: Fulbright and Soft Power

Tom Healy | Posted 10.29.2013 | World
Tom Healy

What is soft? What is hard? What is power? Can power be created or is there a finite amount, a zero sum game that means if I have the power, you do not?

Show Up, Speak Up, Stand Up: A 2013 Rhodes Scholar's Formula for Changing the World

MeiMei Fox | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

A self-described "Ghanadian-American dreamer" whose parents hail from Ghana, was born in Canada, and grew up from age five in the U.S., Joy is a powerful example of what one can accomplish with a can-do attitude and enduring commitment to making the world a better place.

All That's Gilded: Finding Meaning in Teaching Wealthy Students in Indonesia

Sarah Brafman | Posted 03.30.2013 | Education
Sarah Brafman

What am I doing here? Shouldn't I be in a remote village without running water or power struggling to get by on rice and scraps of tempe? Perhaps. But the swimming pool doesn't help my students string together sentences in English.

The Storm Demon, Father of All Monsters

Tom Healy | Posted 01.20.2013 | Green
Tom Healy

Scientific facts alone have not and will not be enough to get us to comprehend or cope with the scale of the issues our planet faces, the clouds of crisis that with that sweet name Sandy, literally gathered around my hometown within minutes.

Fulbright and the Giant Brain

Tom Healy | Posted 11.20.2012 | World
Tom Healy

From the Arab spring to the explosive growth in Asia, from the financial crises in Europe to the rapid development of our own hemisphere, this program is global in ways that its founder could barely have imagined when that first group of Fulbright scholars arrived in 1947.

What Will We Say to Each Other?

Tom Healy | Posted 10.02.2012 | World
Tom Healy

Protest is a conversation. It's been a strange, often frustrating, sometimes easy to mock, but essential ethos of American protest movements like #OWS and the Tea Party. And if you think about it, true conversation is democracy.

Fulbright Scholars: Sharing the World Through Storytelling

Tom Healy | Posted 09.05.2012 | World
Tom Healy

Fulbrighters prove that storytelling is very much alive -- in the wilderness and the city, in medinas and souks and villages, among the cats and storks, in the world's tallest buildings, in the slums and labor camps, on artificial islands lined with McMansions, in the sandstorms of the desert.

The Ten Best Schools For Fulbright Scholars

Posted 12.28.2011 | College

Want to get a Fulbright Scholarship? (Well, who wouldn't really?) You may want to attend a college that produces a lot of them. The Chronicle of Hi...

Long After Tsunami, Rotary's Youth Centre Continues in Aceh, Indonesia

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I arrived in Aceh a few weeks after the catastrophic Tsunami of December 2004. As founder of Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW), I wanted to use ...

Tufts A Top Producer Of Fulbright Scholars

News | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Tufts and Harvard University this year tied as the top producers of Fulbright scholars in Massachusetts, as well as two of the leading contributors o...

Exhaust the Limits: New Book Speaks to One Man's Successful Mission to Help Humanity

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Although our lives have turned out different, I learned in my friend Charles "Chic" Dambach's exciting new book, Exhaust the Limits, that we have much...

For the Love of Film, Two Young Documentarians Journey to Siberia

Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Fabio Periera

Everyone falls in love a different way. Maybe it's a particular scene or the collected works of a particular director, or even just a catchphrase. Wha...

AFS: World Peace Begins in High School

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I would not be who I am today -- and the organization I founded, Orphans International Worldwide -- would not exist, if it were not for my life-impacting experiences with AFS.

Appeal to Dr. Bollinger for Gaza Fulbright Students

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

The State of Israel has refused to give permission to three Gazan Fulbright Scholars to travel to the USA. One of them is supposed to attend Columbia in the fall.