In a democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value is not in its taste, but its effects.

J. W. Fulbright

 


Mulert Award Winner from the Ukraine announced

The Juergen Mulert Memorial Award on Mutual Understanding 2014 is bestowed to Oksana Buzhdygan and her project “Environmental Education and Outreach for School-Age Students”.

The award ceremony was held in Freiburg on February 22, 2014, during the Association's annual Winter Ball. 

Please follow the link for more information

"Dreivierteltakt im Dreiländereck" - Registration now open

This season's Winterball will take place from Frebruary 21st to 23rd 2014
in Freiburg/Breisgau. We will celebrate at the Hotel Colombi.

The Winterball 2014 website and online registration is now open.

Berlin Conference 2014: Call for Applications

The French and German Fulbright Alumni Associations are co-organizing an exciting and truely international Fulbright Conference in May 2014:

The conference "Entrepreneurs in a borderless World" seeks to connect alumni and current grant-holders of all US-sponsored exchange programs and public representatives from both sides of the Atlantic over the weekend of May 17th 2014.

The Call for Applications is now out. Please click here to apply.

Interview with Mrs. Harriet Fulbright

Mrs. Harriet Fulbright talks about her experiences with the German Fulbrighters and Fulbright Alumnis.

On their recent trip to the Fulbright Annual Conference in Washington DC, we had the unique opportunity to talk to Mrs. Harriet Fulbright, widow of Senator J. William Fulbright, about her experiences with the German Fulbrighters and Fulbright Alumni.

The video is available here

FRANKly 2013 available for Download

The German Fulbright Association's yearly magazine (FRANKly) is available in its 2013 edition. All member will receive it in mail over the next weeks. If you are not a member yet, or simply cannot wait, you can also download it here!

!!! Welcome Meeting 2013 !!!

Düsseldorf is calling!

The 2013 Welcome Meeting will take place from October 25.-27. in Düsseldorf. Learn more about the event and register!

Attention: Unfortunately, an incorrect price for the accomodation at the Youth Hostel Düsseldorf has appeared on flyers and the homepage. The correct price is 28,50€ per Night.

Good news: The deadline for the early bird participation fee has been moved.  Until October 19th, registrations can still be made at "early bird" rates!

Image Video (extended Version) now on sale!

Fulbright Alumni Germany has produced an image video, highlighting the activities of the association and the personal stories of some of its members.

A short, 10 minute version has already been released and can be found here.

But there is more! We now offer the full 35 minute version (together with the short version) on a USB stick (see picture). The extended version features (among others) the full interview with the US ambassador to Germany, Mr. Philip D. Murphy and with the president of the German Fulbright Commission, Dr. Rolf Hoffmann, talking about the activities of our association.

We ask you for a small financial contribution however, to help to cover the project expenses (large parts of which have thankfully beeen covered by a grant from the US embassy, which also mandated that additional funding is provided through the association).

Prices: If you order by May 31st, the price is 18€. Later orders will be charged 24€. To order, please transfer the money to

Account Owner:

Fulbright Alumni e.V.

Account Number:

547885600

Bank Code:

50010060

Bank:

Postbank Frankfurt/M.

Note to Payee:

Fulbright Alumni Video

 

If you are not a member of Fulbright Alumni or the mailing address differs from the one we have on file, please also send an e-mail to our office.

New Board elected

The new board was elected at the Winterball in Hannover on February 2nd.

Congratulations to all new and old board members and best of luck for their work!

President

Florian Kühnel

VP Finances

Jakob Liss

VP Communications

Charlotte Horn

VP Events

Vinzent Strobel

VP Members

Cigdem Yig

 

You can find the new board in full color and with more information here.

Association members can find the protocol including members section.

 


 

Winner of the 2013 Mulert Award announced

This year’s Juergen Mulert Memorial Award on Mutual Understanding is bestowed to Sherief El-Helaifi and the project “Schülerpaten Berlin”.

The award ceremony will be held in Hannover on Februrary 2, 2013, during the Association's annual Winter Ball. 

Please follow the link for more information on Sherief and "Schülerpaten Berlin".

Or see the Official Press Release.

 

 

Fulbright Family Weekend 2013

Anmeldung für das diesjährige "Fulbright Family-Weekend" ab sofort möglich.

Während des alljährlich in der "Sächsischen Schweiz" stattfindenden "Fulbright Family-Weekends" unternehmen ehemalige Fulbright Stipendiaten und ihre Familien einen gemeinsamen Ausflug in die Natur.

Passend zu allen teilnehmenden Altersgruppen wartet das "Fulbright Family-Weekend" mit einem breitgefächerten Angebot aus sportlichen Aktivitäten, kulturellen Veranstaltungen und kulinarischen Genüssen auf.

Nähere Informationen hierzu findet ihr unter folgendem Link: Fulbright Family Weekend 2013

 


 

Winterball 2013

Next year's Winterball will take place in Hannover from Februrary 1st to 3rd, 2013.

Please click here for more information or for registration. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

The German Fulbright Alumni Association Image Video

 

The German Fulbright Alumni Association was founded in 1986, the Fulbright Act was passed in 1946 and formed the basis for the Fulbright Program, to promote Senator Fulbright's vision of peace achieved through intercultural understanding and gained by international academic exchange.

These days, that truly international and world wide network is more alive and vibrant than ever, as you can see in our brand-new promotional video which deals with the question, "why you have to join Fulbright Alumni e.V.". 

Just click on the image to watch the video!

 


 

 

Welcome Meeting 2012

For all of you who couldn't wait and see:


The registration for this year's Welcome Meeting is now open and ready to rock!

See you all in Frankfurt/ Main from 9/11/ - 11/11/2012!

 

 


 

 

Our publication - The FRANKly Magazine

The FRANKly Magazine is our most important publication and new editions are published once a year. It presents the association, its activities and goals to the general public.

Besides, reports and news from our regional groups, from national events, and general information about the association are included.


Feel free to read the latest edition online, or after downloading them, on your personal computer. For that, please see the following page by clicking on the thumbnail in the right-hand corner. 

 

 


 

FRANKly 2012 - Call for Articles

"Community Activism -  Action for Change".

That's the topic of this year's edition of the FRANKly - the annual journal of the German Fulbright Alumni Association.

In addition to reporting on the regional, national and international activities of our Association, the publication serves as a platform for Fulbright alumni to share fascinating experiences, witty opinions, unique insights, and thoughtful outlooks.

Capture the essence of Senator Fulbright's vision and share your experience of a modern process of taking bold steps to establish or empower a community of leaders.

For that, please click on the link below to get more information about the latest "Call for Articles". 


         

Berlin Seminar 2012

Hundreds of scholars and numerous panelists established the basis for the memorable "Berlin Seminar 2012".

Just have look at the first impressions of this event (after login).

 


The Official Fanpage Of The German Fulbright Alumni Association

In addition to this website, the alumni association also has an official Facebook fanpage. 

Just click on the logo of the Association and stay tuned for up-to-date information.

 


 

 

 

The Fulbright Association 35th Annual Conference

The Fulbright Association's annual conference is held each fall and attracts alumni and friends from throughout the U.S. and around the world. The conference provides an important forum for the discussion of international issues and developments in the field of international educational and cultural exchange.

Make your plans now to attend and stay tuned for details on the 2012 Annual Conference. See your old friends and make new ones in London this October!

Check the 35th Annual Conference webpage often for updates and new content. 

REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 2012


 

Anmeldung für das diesjährige "Fulbright Family-Weekend" ab sofort möglich.

Während des alljährlich in der "Sächsischen Schweiz" stattfindenden "Fulbright Family-Weekends" unternehmen ehemalige Fulbright Stipendiaten und ihre Familien einen gemeinsamen Ausflug in die Natur.

Passend zu allen teilnehmenden Altersgruppen wartet das "Fulbright Family-Weekend" mit einem breitgefächerten Angebot aus sportlichen Aktivitäten, kulturellen Veranstaltungen und kulinarischen Genüssen auf.

Nähere Informationen hierzu findet ihr unter folgendem Link: Fulbright Family Weekend 2012

 


German Fulbright Alumni Association: Board Elections 2012

During the past weekend, the German Fulbright Alumni Association elected its new board. It consists of the following people:

Executive Board:

President: Benjamin Becker
Treasurer: Claus Vollrath-Rödiger
VP Communications: Charlotte Horn
VP Events: Timo Klein
VP Members: Cigdem Yig
 
Extended Board:
 
International Co-operation: Wiltrud Hammelstein
Jürgen-Mulert-Memorial-Award: Steffen Schmuck-Soldan
FRANKly: Julianne McCall
Online Editor / Social Media: Simon Balder
Mentoring: Susanne Döring
Image Film: Stephan Meyer-Brehm
Webmaster: Uwe Koch
Mailing Lists: Holger Schöner
Member Database: Hermes Winands
Family Weekend: Elke Handschug-Brosin
Sailing Trip: Dagmar Schreiber
Welcome Meeting: Carsten Kuschnerus
Diversity: Shamaila Ghaffar

Good luck everyone for 2012!


Winner of the Jürgen Mulert Award 2012 announced

Logo Mulert Award

Winner of the 2012 "Juergen Mulert Memorial Award on Mutual Understanding" is Christopher Janosch Delcker with his project "Urban Observations". 

The video project portraying people in New York and Berlin effectively foster William Fulbright's idea of "waging peace through mutual understanding".

The award ceremony will be held in Schwerin during the Association's Winter Ball. Please see here for further information.



European Network of American Alumni Associations (ENAM): Constitution & Board of Directors

From 1-2 December 2011, 34 representatives from various European alumni organizations (among them the German Fulbright Alumni Association, represented by Benjamin Becker) met in Rome to formally establish the European Network of American Alumni Associations (ENAM). 

During the Consitutive Assembly, ENAM gave itself a constitution and a mission statement, both of which will soon be officialized.

The present representatives also confirmed Massimo Cugusi as Secretary General and elected the following persons into the European Board of Directors:

  • Vicente López-Ibor Mayor (Spain)
  • Jeyhun Karamov (Azerbaijan)
  • Katarina Kohen (Serbia)
  • Benjamin Becker (Germany)
  • Faten Saleh (France)
  • Paul Donnelly (Ireland)
  • Muddassar Ahmed (United Kingdom)

The German Fulbright Alumni are thus officially represented in ENAM. More information on the network and its upcoming activities can be found on the ENAM website.

The representatives of the 1st ENAM Constitutive Assembly in Rome.

9/11-Matinee with Tariq Ali: Impressions

September 11, 2011 marked the 10th anniversary of the terrible terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. To commemorate this event and analyze its aftermath, the German Fulbright Alumni Association joined the Amerika Haus e.V. NRW in its organization of a matinee with bestselling author Tariq Ali.

The event took place in the former building of the Amerika Haus in Cologne (now operated by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung). It included a talk by Ali, a discussion moderated by Fulbrighter and Deutsche Welle host Brent Goff, and a reception where guests could continue the discussion with Ali. A summary can be found on the Amerika Haus' website.

Photos of the event, as well as a video recording of the talk and the discussion can be found here.

We hope that those who were present enjoyed the event, and we look forward to future co-operations with the Amerika Haus!

 

Anniversary PowWow: Audio and video clips

After a spectacular Anniversary PowWow in Berlin, we can now finally present you audio and video clips on the event.

The audio clips are from our partner National Public Radio (NPR) and include recordings of the two Saturday panels. They can be found at http://www.npr.org/series/113981425/npr-fm-berlin-bonus.

The video clip was recorded by our prospective panelist Houda Mezioudet from Tunisia, whose visa was sadly rejected very shortly before the event. While it would have been more than interesting to have her report on the situation in Tunisia in person, her video still provides us with her valuable insights - at least in a digital form.

Enjoy the clips!

Houda Mezioudet from Tunisia on "Emerging Democracies"

 

 

 

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