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2013 Washington, DC Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on "Democracy and Human Rights: Civic Activism and the Media"

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 13, 2013


The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will host the 2013 Washington, D.C. Fulbright Enrichment Seminar, March 13-17. The theme of the enrichment seminar is Democracy and Human Rights: Civic Activism and the Media. This seminar will explore the important role that activism plays in advancing social issues in the United States and the ways in which traditional and new media are involved in advancing democratic ideals.

The four-day enrichment seminar will bring together approximately 130 first-year foreign Fulbright students from more than 70 countries and will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, and community service activities. Through these events, participating students will develop a better understanding of U.S. life and culture, policy formulation, and public attitudes on an array of important political and social issues.

The press is welcome to attend the following events (by RSVP only – contact details below):

The Washington, D.C. Fulbright Enrichment Seminar is one of nine enrichment seminars hosted across the United States by the U.S. Department of State as part of its flagship Fulbright Program. These enrichment seminars, an integral part of the Fulbright experience, benefit first-year Fulbright foreign students and support the overall mission of the Fulbright Program – to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 318,000 participants from over 155 countries with the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Media Contact: Josue Barrera,, (202) 632-6454

PRN: 2013/0283

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