The Fulbright Experience – A Roundtable Discussion!

┬áThe Fulbright Program, now in its 65th year, has amassed an alumni body of almost 300,000 participants, representing nearly every nation of the world. The Program awards approximately 8,000 grants annually. Roughly 1,700 U.S. students, 4,000 foreign students, 1,200 U.S. scholars, and 900 visiting scholars receive awards, in addition to several hundred teachers and professionals. Approximately 318,000 “Fulbrighters” have participated in the Program since its inception in 1946.

Join us Saturday, March 9th as we discuss the “Fulbright Experience ” with a roundtable of Fulbright Scholars from area universities.

Details: Saturday, March 9th

Reception 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Panel Discussion 1:00 – 3:30 pm

Speakers Include:

Dr. Paul Hoyt-Connor

Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research

George Washington University

Dr. Hoyt-O’Connor has held appointments as an associate professor of Philosophy and Chair of Humanities at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky and as a Lilly Fellow at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. In his position at GW, he enjoys inviting students to reflect upon the trajectories of their lives and upon their deepest commitments so that we may together discern more clearly who we are and where we are going.

James B. Gilbert

Distinguished University Professor

Ph.D. Univ. of Wisconsin, 1966

US History, Cultural History

Professor Gilbert has held several fellowships, including an NEH and Fulbrights to Australia and Sweden. He has also been a Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center, the Rutgers University Center for Historical Analysis, and the Rockefeller Center at Bellagio, Italy. He has been Visiting Lecturer at Columbia Teachers College, the University of Paris, and Sydney University and has held the Walt Whitman Chair at Amsterdam University. In 1997 he was named Hooker Distinguished Professor by McMaster University in Ontario. He has held office in the AHA and OAH and has acted as consultant and reviewer for the NEH, National Public Radio American Writers’ Series, the National Geographic Society, and the Library of Congress. He has also served as Acting Chair of the Departments of Art and Art History and the Department of History. He is founder of the Center for Historical Studies at the University of Maryland.

Harris Mylonas

Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

George Washing University

Harris Mylonas is the author of The Politics of Nation-Building. His research focuses on the processes of nation- and state-building, the politicization of cultural differences, immigration policy, and political development. Mylonas completed his Ph.D. at Yale University in 2008 and then joined the Political Science department at George Washington University as an Assistant Professor in the fall of 2009. He is also an Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies where he conducted research in 2008-2009 and 2011-2012 academic years. His work has been published in Comparative Political Studies, Ethnopolitics, European Journal of Political Research, and various edited volumes. He is currently working on his second book project analyzing the policies that states develop either to attract and/or to incorporate people returning to their country of origin, allegiance, or citizenship.

The Fulbright roundtable discussion is part of the events that make up the International Glass and Clay 2013 exhibit held at the Pepco Edison Gallery @ 702 Eighth Street, NW, Washington, DC.

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