Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 10, 2012

The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board invites the public to take part in a global discussion, “Who Wouldn’t Go After a Fulbright?! Recruiting Top Scholars in a Changing World,” on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. EDT, at the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (American Pharmacists Association Building, Ground Floor Conference Room, 2200 C Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037).

This forum will explore the vital role of the Fulbright Scholar Program, and how the Department of State can attract outstanding scholars to send abroad and to bring to the United States. The panel will discuss what kind of innovative incentives, solutions, and new collaborations could make a Fulbright award even more attractive. The panel is made up of the following prominent leaders in higher education and public policy:

The panel discussion will be live streamed at:

Members of the public, if attending in-person, please RSVP at or phone 202-203-7010, by 6:00 p.m. on Monday, September 10. (Please bring a photo ID to the event and arrive no later than 1:15 p.m.)

Media representatives may contact Catherine Stearns, or phone 202-431-1594.

Note: Camera preset time is 12:15 p.m. In addition, Board Chairman Tom Healy will be available for interviews.

The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is supported by the United States and partner countries around the world. Since 1946, over 310,000 Fulbrighters from more than 155 countries have studied, taught, conducted research, exchanged ideas and contributed to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

PRN: 2012/1415