Join the World Affairs Council and the Greater Puget Sound 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.
A networking reception will be held after the presentations from 7:30-8:00PM.
The Pursuit of the American Dream in Children’s Immigrant Multicultural Literature & Film by Vera Sotirovska, Visiting Student from Macedonia
Empowerment and Equity: Starting with Perception by Farah Nadeem, Visiting Student from Pakistan
Moving from Communism to Capitalism by Joe Wolfe, U.S. Scholar in Hungary
From Civil War to Ebola: The Story of a Sierra Leonean Girl by Albertina Sesay, Visiting Student from Sierra Leone
HIV Discrimination Hurts More Than The Virus Itself by Siradj Okta, Visiting Student from Indonesia
You Are Your Own Miracle by Zainab Al-Tameemi, Visiting Student from Iraq
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 celebrated its 70th anniversary last year, 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.