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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Addresses 2013 Class of J. William Fulbright-Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellows

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 30, 2013


The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, in partnership with The Wilson Center and the Fulbright Association, hosted a reception on July 29 to honor the outgoing 2013 J. William Fulbright–Hillary Rodham Clinton Public Policy Fellows. Former Secretary Clinton addressed the fellows at the opening reception of this year’s program as the evening’s special guest.

The Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship allows U.S. citizens to work side-by-side with the policy-makers of other countries to tackle the world’s toughest public policy problems. Inaugurated in 2012, Fulbright-Clinton Fellows contribute to the strengthening of the public sector abroad by serving in professional placements within foreign government ministries or institutions, while carrying out an academic research or study project. This exchange leverages the excellence of the Fulbright Program to work toward global development objectives. The 2013-2014 Fulbright-Clinton Fellows will serve in partner country governments in Burma, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Cote d’Ivoire, Malawi, Nepal, and Samoa.

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs renamed the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship to the J. William Fulbright-Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellowship in recognition of Mrs. Clinton’s leadership in public service and her strong commitment to the ideals of the Fulbright Program.

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. Government’s flagship international education exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 318,000 participants from over 155 countries with the opportunity to study, teach, and conduct research; exchange ideas; and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

More information about the application process for the 2014-2015 Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship will be available later this fall.

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

PRN: 2013/0947

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