We must dare to think about unthinkable things because when things become unthinkable, thinking stops and action becomes mindless.
J. W. Fulbright
Dear FAeV members,
We are happy to announce the 2019 Call for Articles for our annual journal, FRANKly! This year's topic is "Electric Engagement". For details, please see the attachment. We are eagerly awaiting your intriguing articles, due by June 2, 2019.
For submissions, questions or further information please do not hesitate to contact our FRANKly editor, Anna Irvine (editor.frankly[at]fulbright-alumni.de).
Sarah Martin and Anna Irvine
VP Communications and FRANKly Editor
The 2019 edition of the beloved Fulbright-Family Weekend will take place from May 30th to June 2nd 2019 for a relaxed weekend of joint activities.
If you are interested to participate, please contact Elke (registration deadline: February 25th).
Pro Tipp: You do not need to have children to attend!
Dear Fulbrighters and friends,
Long awaited, the registration page for the 2019 Winterball is now live here or in the event flyerUpdate: The early bird registration fee has been extended until January 23rd.
Dear Fulbright Alumni and friends,
this is a reminder for the online nominations of the 2019 Mulert Award!
Do not miss the great chance to win the attractive prize package,
which includes an award ceremony at the German Fulbright Alumni
awarded project as well as many other great networking opportunities.
The Call for Nominations online form ("Quick Drop") will be accessible
until November 25, 2018. So hurry up!
The Mulert Award is bestowed annually to Fulbright researchers,
artists, professionals and volunteers across disciplines, whose work
reflects and advances discourse and peace through mutual understanding.
For further information, please refer to the Mulert Award page.
If there are any further questions and comments, please do not
hesitate to get in contact with
The FRANKly, the annual magazine of the German Fulbright Alumni Organization, has been published in its 2018 edition. Make sure to check out the new issue as well as all previous editions in our download section.
Returnees, current and previous grantees and members of the Fulbright Alumni e.V. are now invited to register for and take part in the Welcome Meeting 2018, to be held on the weekend of October 26-28, 2018 in the beautiful city of Munich.
This meeting offers you the chance to get to know our Association and meet other people who have spent some time in the US (just recently or several years ago) or who are currently participating in their program in Germany. Sharing is caring; this event is a perfect opportunity to not only talk with others about your experiences but also to make your re-entry (or entry) into Germany easier by networking, chatting and socializing with like-minded people of diverse backgrounds and a similar open spirit.
Please register here.
The 2018 edition of the beloved Fulbright-Family Weekend for a relaxed weekend of joint activities.
If you are interested to participate, please contact Elke.
Pro Tipp: You do not need to have children to attend!
The registration for this year's winterball, to be held in Hamburg on February 23rd-25th 2018 in the beautiful Hotel Atlantic Kempinski, is now open.
Click here to register today. Register before February 5th to avoid late registration fees.
A great weekend is casting its shadow ahead!
We are happy to announce the date for the 2017 Welcome Meeting.
From October 13th to October 15th, 2017 returnees, U.S.-grantees and "old hands" are gatering in the beautiful city of Munich. To give you an impression of the scope of the event: At the last meeting in 2016, around 200 Fulbrighters came together for a weekend in Hamburg. You may reserve your ticket here.
So mark your calendars! We hope to see you in Munich!
Pedro Marcial Cerrato, chief activist of CEMPRENDE, a collaboration and networking community for entrepreneurs in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, receices the Juergen Mulert Memorial Award on Mutual Understanding 2017.
The award ceremony will be held in Mainz on March 18, 2017, during the Association's annual Winter Ball.
Please follow the link for more information.
The FRANKly is the most important publication of the German Fulbright Alumni Association and published once a year, with every issue evolving around a particular topic. For the 2017 edition, we are now pleased to publish the call for articles. We invite the submission of fascinating experiences, witty opinions, unique insights, and thoughtful outlooks on the topic "Fulbright in a Post-Truth Age".
You can find the full call for articles here.
In case of any questions, please contact the FRANKly editor for this year: Franziska Schmid.
We are pleased to announce that you can now register for our 2017 general assembly and winterball, to be hosted in Mainz from March 17th through March 19th.
You can find more information about the program here. The Winter Ball is now fully booked, but you can still register for the Get Together and the General Assembly. Click here to register. Register and transfer the participation fee before March 3rd to avoid late fees!
If you have any further questions, please contact the organizers at winterball2017-at-fulbright-alumni.de.
See you in Mainz!
The program for our annual general assembly and winterball, to be hosted in 2017 in the beautiful city of Mainz is now available online. Stay tuned for more information and the registration opening soon!
The 27th edition of our association's magazine "FRANKly" is now available online.
After the success of last year's inaugural "Fulbright Young Leaders Meeting", organized by our Munich regional chapter (click here to learn about last year's edition), we are proud to announce that you can now register for Fulbright Young Leaders Meeting 2016, taking place on November 26th from 1pm to 6pm in Munich's Amerikahaus! You can learn more about the event and the program or proceed immediately to registration!
Update: Photos are released on our Facebook page.
Dear Fulbrighters and Friends,
we are happy to announce the date for the 2017 Winterball and our
annual Members' Assembly. The event will take place from March 17-19
We will continue to publish more information as it becomes available
on the Winterball page.
We look forward to seeing you!
We'd like to take a closer look on how digitalization has changed and is going to change higher education and particularly the Fulbright program. In the second part of that day we invite all guests to participate in one of two workshops that deal with a) the future of Fulbright or b) (in a more general view) how digitalization is changing the expectations of students, employers and institutions towards education.
Logged in members may now download the results of strategy meeting held in Mannheim in May. Please follow this link and click on the download link in the right column of the page.
With great sadness we received word that Dr. Rolf Hoffmann (1953-2016) passed away on April 21, 2016 in Berlin.
Dr. Rolf Hoffmann served as the Executive Director of the German Fulbright Commission for 12 years. With extraordinary commitment to transatlantic friendship and exchange, he contributed to the development of the German Fulbright program.
The German Fulbright Alumni Association expresses its heartfelt condolence to the family, friends, and colleagues of Dr. Hoffmann. We mourn the loss of a very important member of the transatlantic academic community and wish his family lots of strength.
Fulbright Alumni e.V.
Association members are now invited to register for and take part in the 2016 Strategietagung, to be held April 23rd-24th in Mannheim.
Different registration options exist, depending on length of stay and preferred from of accomodation.
Please check the Event-Page for more information.
Robert Lepenies, founder and manager of "Global Colleagues", a world-wide network for scholars, teachers and policy advisors fighting global poverty, receices the Juergen Mulert Memorial Award on Mutual Understanding 2016.
The award ceremony will be held in Berlin on January 23, 2016, during the Association's annual Winter Ball.
Please follow the link for more information.
The Berlin chapter cordially invites you to the 2016 Winter Ball following the 2016 General Assembly of the German Fulbright Alumni Association.
Join us on the weekend of January 22-24, 2016.
More information and the registration page can be found on the Winter Ball website.
We look forward to welcoming you to Berlin!
Fulbrighters are involved in a wide spectrum of activities.
Are you interested in the future of aviation? How does artificial intelligence work? Or are you interested in more practical questions like how does the business schedule of a management consultant look like or how do I survive as a start-up company? Come join us and ask the experts!
Sign up as a participant and share your experience with us.
Dear Fulbrighters and Friends,
we are happy to inform you about the date for the 2016 Winterball and our annual Mitgliederversammlung. The event will happen from January 22nd to January 24th 2016 in Berlin.
We will continue to publish more information as it becomes available on the Winterball page.
We look forward to seeing you in the capital!
registrations for the WELCOME MEETING are exceeding the available slots. Therefore you will be put on a waiting list. We are currently consolidating the registrations received so far, and will have determined remaining slots by October 7TH at the latest. After that you will be immediately informed if we can confirm your registration. However, due to the space limitations there are no slots available for the Wine Reception on Friday Oct 16th nor the Brunch on Sunday 18th.
This year's Welcome Meeting will take place in Hamburg, October 16-18, 2015. Visit northern Germany for a weekend full of fun and Fulbright Spirit, hosted by the German Fulbright Alumni Association. Meet current and former Fulbrighters from Germany and the USA, network and share stories about your year abroad, participate in inspiring workshops and tours, enjoy a wine reception at the U.S. Consulate General Hamburg, have fun at a farewell party.
As a member of the advisory board of the German Fulbright Alumni Association, he was popular through his constant striving for mutual understanding and for a better world as well as through his outstanding kindness. He enriched many of our events by his presence and was highly esteemed by other members of the association.
The German Fulbright Alumni Association expresses its heartfelt condolence to the family and friends of Dr. Ulrich Littmann. We mourn the loss of a very important member of our association and wish his family lots of strength.
Fulbright Alumni e.V.
This year's Welcome Meeting will take place in Hamburg, October 16-18, 2015. Visit northern Germany for a weekend full of fun and Fulbright Spirit, hosted by the German Fulbright Alumni Association. Meet current and former Fulbrighters from Germany and the USA, network and share stories about your year abroad, and participate in inspiring workshops and tours. An invitation with all program details and registration information will follow soon but here are two main features: A wine reception at the U.S. Consulate General Hamburg and a concluding dinner followed by a farewell party. Thus, mark your calendar - October 16-18 - and take a trip up north!
This interdisciplinary conference, organised by the French Fulbright Alumni Association in Paris on November 20, refers to the importance of water being one of the most valuable resources. Do you have an academical or professional interest in water/environment? Do you want to participate or to contribute? Please direct all questions, ideas, and proposals to us.
The 2014 Welcome Meeting will take place from November 14.-16. in the lovely city of Hamburg. Program and Registration will follow Early September!
The hanseatic city has to offer so many cultural highlights and distinctive corners of lifestyle and vibes that a weekend will only give you a little taste of what is awaiting you on a second, third or forth visit!
For this reason save the weekend of the 14 - 16 November 2014 for days with friends, friends to be, and the German Fulbright Alumni Association!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 . Later orders will be charged . To order, please transfer the money to
Fulbright Alumni e.V.
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.
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!
You can find the new board in full color and with more information here.
Association members can find the protocol including members section.
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 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!
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!
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.
"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".
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 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
During the past weekend, the German Fulbright Alumni Association elected its new board. It consists of the following people:
President: Benjamin Becker
VP Communications: Charlotte Horn
VP Events: Timo Klein
VP Members: Cigdem Yig
International Co-operation: Wiltrud Hammelstein
FRANKly: Julianne McCall
Online Editor / Social Media: Simon Balder
Image Film: Stephan Meyer-Brehm
Webmaster: Uwe Koch
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 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.
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:
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.
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!
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!