Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 15, 2011


The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board will convene Friday, September 16, 2011, for its third quarterly meeting. Established by the U.S. Congress and appointed by the President of the United States, the 12-member Board supervises the Fulbright Program and establishes worldwide policies, including selection of students, scholars, teachers, and others to participate in the U.S. Government’s flagship international exchange program.

Meeting sessions from 10:30am to 12:15pm and 1pm to 3pm will be open to the public, at the U.S. Department of State’s Harry S. Truman building (Room 5936), at 2201 C Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. (Enter at 21st Street Entrance.)

Morning sessions will include reports by Board Chair Anita B. McBride and Executive Director Benedict Duffy (10:30am), and a report on Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs by Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs Ambassador J. Adam Ereli (11:30am). Afternoon sessions will include a report on the Fulbright Program by Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Academic Programs Marianne Craven (1:00pm), and a U.S. Department of Education Program report and panel of Education Department officials and several alumni of the Fulbright Program (1:45pm).

Individuals wishing to attend the public sessions should RSVP no later than 10:00pm September 15 to Catherine Stearns, at StearnsCL@state.gov or by phone at 202-632-6437 or 202-431-1594, with the following information: name, date of birth, driver’s license number and state, or passport number and country. (Please also bring a picture I.D. with you to the U.S. Department of State’s 21st Street Entrance.)

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided over 300,000 participants from more than 155 countries with the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.



PRN: 2011/1510