U.S.-Brazil Cooperation on Fulbright NEXUS Program on Climate Change

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
December 19, 2013

The U.S. Department of State, in cooperation with the Government of Brazil, announces the opening of the third competition for the Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program. Through the Fulbright NEXUS Program, scholars from throughout the Western Hemisphere, including the United States, engage in collaborative thinking, analysis, and problem-solving on a topic of regional importance: climate change and adaptation strategies.

The Fulbright NEXUS Program allows up to 20 NEXUS Scholars to spend two years engaged in multi-disciplinary, team-based research focused on improving quality of life for communities across the region. Participants develop and implement effective cross-sector activities to engage governments, NGOs, businesses, and communities at the local, national, and regional levels.

The two lead scholars for the 2014 NEXUS cohort are: Dr. Daniel Kammen, professor and founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, and Dr. Sergio Pacca, associate professor and director of the Research Group on Carbon Emissions Policy and Regulation at the University of São Paulo in Brazil.

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 educational exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 325,000 participants from more than 155 countries with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

For more information on the Fulbright NEXUS Program, click here.

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PRN: 2013/1604