Press Release

Future Leaders From Nearly 150 Nations To Examine Shared Societal Issues through Fulbright Seminars

2005 Fulbright Enrichment Seminars and School Visits
Friday March 4, 2005

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Fulbright Enrichment Seminars: Fulbright fellows from nearly 150 countries are joining together in a series of seven seminars across the United States to discuss important world issues and trends. These seminars, sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State and run by the Institute of International Education, are an integral part of the overall Fulbright experience. They are designed to support the Fulbright Program objective of promoting mutual understanding between people of the United States and the people of Fulbright partner countries. In this critical time in our history, mutual respect and understanding are vitally important as we all work to reach peaceful solutions to conflict.

School Visits: In each city, the seminar will include visits by foreign Fulbright Students to local classrooms, where Fulbrighters will gain insight into U.S. student life and share diverse facets of their own countries and cultures with the young American students they meet.

Fulbright Program Fact Sheet

Click on the links below to see details on each seminar, and information for press:

Tempe, February 17-20 Managing and Protecting Natural Resources

Visits to Mesa, AZ High Schools

New Orleans, March 3-6 Achieving Gender Equity in Education and the Workplace Visits to New Orleans and Jefferson Parish High Schools

San Francisco, March 10-13 Investing in the Future: Corporate and Community Partnerships
Visits to San Francisco Area High Schools

Washington, DC, March 17-20 - Challenges and Choices for the 109th Congress
Visits to Washington Area High Schools

Chicago, March 31-April 3 - Exploring Politics and Diversity (in the Windy City)
Visits to Chicago Area High Schools

Denver, March 31-April 3 - The Changing Face of the American West
Visits to Denver Area High Schools

New York, April 7-10 Rethinking the Melting Pot: Immigration and American Society

in the 21st Century Visits to New York Area High Schools


Media Contact

Sharon Witherell
Director, Public Affairs
Tel: +1 212.984.5380

Shana Childs
Public Affairs
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IIE Experts

IIE experts on international education are available for interviews or speaking engagements.

Dr. Allan E. Goodman
President and CEO

Peggy Blumenthal 
Senior Counselor to the President