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History of the Fulbright Alumni Association



1986     Founding of the association in Frankfurt am Main, January 24th

1987     First "PowWow", held in Frankfurt; first issue of the FRANKly

1988     First focus conference - "The USA and the Federal Republic of Germany
              - a comparison of corporate cultures"

1989     Fall of the Berlin Wall; PowWow in Stuttgart

1991     First sailing trip "Bright people under Ful(l) sail"

1992     "Fulliman" is chosen as the association's logo

1993     European Fulbright Alumni Convention, Brussels

1995     Senator Fulbright passes away at age 89.
              Fulbright Alumni publish their condolences in the Washington Post
              and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

1996     10th anniversary; European Fulbright Alumni Associations meeting
              in Paris

1997     Membership reaches over 1.000 members

1998     European Fulbright Alumni workshop in Strasbourg

1999     PowWow on Genetics, held in Frauenchiemsee

2001     PowWow on Nutrition, held in Calw

2002     PowWow "Quo vadis USA?", held in Berlin

2004     Joint PowWow with 250 American grantees: "EU Enlargement",
              held in Berlin

2005     Centennial Celebration honoring Senator Fulbright, Frankfurt

2006     20th anniversary of the association, celebrations held in Erlangen

              installation of a content management system (CMS)

If you'd like to find out more about the history of the association from an "inside perspective", please check out the speech given on its 20th anniversary by Joe Kristensen, then the association's president, at the celebration in Erlangen.

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