Webinar: Institutional Benefits of the Fulbright Specialist Program

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Date/Time
2 August 2018
09:00 - 10:00

About

The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP), part of the larger Fulbright Program, was established in 2001 by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The program is a field-driven initiative in which foreign host institutions conceptualize and design projects of interest within an eligible discipline that represent a priority for their respective organizations. These projects are then paired with a highly qualified U.S. academic or professional, known as Specialists. These Specialists represent a wide range of disciplines and are selected to join the Fulbright Specialist Roster based on their knowledge, skill sets, and ability to make a significant contribution to projects overseas. The Specialist shares their expertise and work with the host institution to conduct project activities and to assist with strengthening linkages between U.S. and the foreign host institution.

Why Attend

Participating foreign host institutions benefit by:
  • Gaining global perspectives from experienced U.S. academics and professionals; Executing projects that require a rapid response or flexible timeline through short-term, year-round exchanges; and building sustained relationships with individuals and institutions in the U.S.
  • Through the projects, Specialists share expertise, strengthen institutional linkages, and gain international experience, while their overseas host institutions gain new global perspectives and enhance their staff’s ability to conduct similar activities in the future.

Christina Dinh, a Program Officer for the Fulbright Specialist Program administered by World Learning, will be showcasing this program during a webinar presentation. The presentation will include an overview of the program, benefits for participants, and the application process.

Presenter

Christina Dinh
Program Officer, Fulbright Specialist Program
East Asia & the Pacific and Western Hemisphere Region
World Learning

Ms. Christina Dinh currently serves as a Program Officer for the Fulbright Specialist Program. In this capacity, she oversees administration of all Specialist grants for the Western Hemisphere and East Asia and the Pacific regions. On a bimonthly basis, she manages all activities related to the Fulbright Specialist application and peer review process. Prior to her time at World Learning, Christina oversaw the international trade and women’s economic empowerment initiatives on behalf of the Asia Society Policy Institute. Her previous work has included policy work at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs and Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Christina received her M.A. in International Affairs from American University. She holds a B.A. in International Affairs and Modern Languages and a B.A. in Asian Studies from Northeastern University.

Registration

Cost: FREE

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