Assistant Secretary Ann Stock to Deliver Remarks at the 2010 J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding Ceremony Honoring Bill and Melinda Gates

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
October 14, 2010

Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Ann Stock will deliver remarks Friday, October 15 at 4:45 pm at the 2010 J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding ceremony honoring the philanthropic work of Bill and Melinda Gates. The ceremony will be held at the Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. Government’s flagship international exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. Since 1946, it has provided more than 300,000 participants from over 155 countries with the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

The Fulbright Association created the J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding in 1993 to recognize people or organizations that have made extraordinary contributions to fostering international awareness and understanding.

In addition to receiving the Fulbright Award for International Understanding, Bill and Melinda Gates will hold an on-stage conversation with five current Fulbright students from Afghanistan, Colombia, Ghana, Pakistan, and South Africa.

Pre-set time for cameras: 3:00 p.m. at the First St. ground floor entrance.

Press check-in: 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the First St. ground floor entrance.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State,

White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center); (2) a media-issued photo identification card; or (3) an original letter from

their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by official photo identification (driver’s license or passport).

Registration and information regarding a live webcast of the event is available at (the program is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m.).

Media needing more information regarding the event should contact Noelle Said at the Fulbright Association at (202) 262-8787 or

or Talley Sergent at or (202) 632-6043.

PRN: 2010/1467