J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to Host Public Discussion, "New Directions for Fulbright: Insights from Fellows in the Field"

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 5, 2015

The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB), in cooperation with the National Geographic Society, will host a public discussion as part of its 267th quarterly meeting,  “New Directions for Fulbright: Insights from Fellows in the Field,” on Thursday, May 7, 2015, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. EDT at National Geographic (1600 M Street, NW, in Washington, DC).

This discussion will provide an opportunity for selected participants and alumni of the Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship and the J. William Fulbright-Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellowship to share how their exchange program experiences have helped them develop skillsets necessary to succeed in the global economy.  The Fulbright fellows will attend in-person as well as virtually via video conference from the United Kingdom, Haiti, and Ethiopia.  Short videos will be shown of participants in Cambodia and Botswana.  Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board member Joseph Falk will moderate.

To attend this event, RSVP by Noon on May 6 by email: FSB@state.gov, or phone: 202-203-7025.  Due to space limitations, responses will be accepted in the order received.

For media requests, contact eca-press@state.gov or 202-632-6452.

Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 360,000 participants from over 180 countries with the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board was established by the United States Congress.  The Board Members are appointed by the President of the United States to approve participants and set policies for the Fulbright Program.