This event is free to the public, but registration is required.
Join the World Affairs Council and the Western Washington Chapter of the Fulbright Association for an evening program featuring short stories and presentations given by members of our local Fulbright community: students and scholars from around the world who are currently in the Greater Puget Sound region, as well as U.S. alumni of the Fulbright Program. Talks will highlight the diversity of projects that “Fulbrighters” engage in, as well as the short- and long-term impacts of the program on individuals and communities around the world. Modeled after TED Talks, these speakers will feature six short stories or presentations given by members of our local Fulbright community from around the world, who will share highlights from their Fulbright project and how the grant has impacted them.
Earning the Privilege to Thrive by Farah Nadeem, Visiting Fulbright Student from Pakistan
Our Planet’s First Minds by Arthur Reber, Former U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Austria
Folk and Functionality: Tracing Paths of Consciousness through Ceramics by Robert Wetherington, Former U.S. Fulbright Scholar in the Slovak Republic
Women by Dipti Rai, Visiting Fulbright Student from Nepal
Creation of the Self in the Medium of Electronic Technologies by Karen Eng, Former U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Germany
Explorations and Wildlife Discoveries in Colombia by Joe Figel, Former U.S. Fulbright Student in Colombia
About the Fulbright Association:
“Educational exchange can turn nations into people, contributing as no other form of communication can to the humanizing of international relations.” – J. William Fulbright, 1983
The Fulbright Program, which recently celebrated its 70th anniversary, is the U.S. government’s flagship exchange program designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Over 370,000 “Fulbrighters” have participated in educational and cultural exchange activities in the U.S. and 160+ countries around the world. Washington State is home to many program alumni and hosts over 100 visiting Fulbrighters each year.