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J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board Convenes in Chicago, Illinois to Explore International Education Opportunities through New Technology


Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 30, 2013

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The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board will convene its 259th quarterly meeting in Chicago, Illinois, May 6-7, 2013. The Board will showcase the contribution of Chicago’s academic community to international education and the Fulbright Program, both historically and today.

In collaboration with the University of Chicago, on Monday, May 6, the Board will host a public discussion, Fulbright 2.0 – e-Learning, MOOCs, OERs, and the Future: What Does New Technology Mean for Global Education? A panel of experts will explore the evolving role of e-learning technologies in global education and the potential to apply these within the Fulbright Program, including how such innovations can empower Fulbright participants to share knowledge and resources with audiences around the world. The event will be Live Streamed at http://go.usa.gov/4nvF.

University of Chicago Provost Thomas Rosenbaum will open the public discussion with welcome remarks. Chairman of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board

Tom Healy will introduce the event. Pitzer College President Laura Skandera Trombley, who is also a member of the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, will moderate the discussion. The panelists include:

  • Clay Pell, Deputy Assistant Secretary for International and Foreign Language Education, U.S. Department of Education
  • Henry Bienen, President Emeritus, Northwestern University
  • Katie Day Good, Fulbright Alumna, 2008 Fulbright-mtvU to Mexico
  • Shai Reshef, President, University of the People

Also on Monday, May 6, the Board will host an Exchanges Fair in partnership with the Institute of International Education and the Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association. The event will feature educational exchange opportunities sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, including the Fulbright Program, and Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship and Critical Language Scholarship programs, among others. Students and academics from Chicago and the surrounding metro area are invited to participate in both the Exchanges Fair and the public discussion.

Both the Public Discussion and the Exchanges Fair, held at the University of Chicago Quadrangle Club (1155 East 57th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637), are open for press coverage:
Exchanges Fair May 6, 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM (CDT)
Public Discussion May 6, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM (CDT)

Media representatives RSVP to one of the following contacts:
Catherine Stearns, StearnsCL@state.gov or 202-431-1594
Josué Barrera, eca-press@state.gov or 202-632-6454



PRN: 2013/0485



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