The Life of Juergen Mulert - Founder of the Fulbright Alumni Association
Childhood and Education
After half a year of planning and preparation, the Association was founded in Frankfurt am Main. Countless returnees from prior years were contacted. He won 15 alumni for the idea and on January 24 1986 they signed the founding documents.
There were several reasons for Frankfurt. It was the geographical center of Germany, many committed Fulbrighters were gathered there and last but not least there was a (Fulbright-) law office supporting the Association in notarial matters. One year later, Juergen moved to Frankfurt to work at the City University.
Beside the Associations he founded, he has held many voluntary positions. He was lay judge at the Administrative Court in Stuttgart from 1975 to 1980, lay judge at the Administrative Court in Weimar from 1997 and in various committees of the Chamber of Commerce. Law, principally the law of the Roman Empire, was his passion. He revered the Humanists and wrote these few lines called the THE DIOGENES DECLARATION: Do it out of general esteem for Mankind.
He spoke fluent English and French, loved Jacques Rousseau and Charles Dickens, Maria Callas and the Beatles, and celebrated his 64th birthday with a big party in Erfurt.
Italty was the country which most attracted him. One day he decided to hike from Erfurt to Rome, a couple of weeks every summer. The next year he would continue the hike where he left it the year before. With little success, he tried to get other Fulbrighters interested in his idea.