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Celeste Lan began her social media internship with the Lois Roth Foundation in 2021, while a student at Agnes Scott College in Georgia. Since graduating, she has been working at the Meridian International Center…
The Robin and Avril Winks Award honors the memory of Robin Winks, a founding board member of the Roth Foundation and Yale University history professor, and his New Zealander wife, Avril. The award goes…
Congratulations to Fatma Souidi on winning a Gill Jacot-Guillarmod Career Achievement Award! Her work to protect and preserve Algerian cultural artifacts culminating in the region’s first Memorandum of Understanding on Cultural Property and updated…
Elina Akhtiyarova earned the Gill Jacot-Guillarmod Award for her extraordinary efforts in shaping exchange programs at the US Embassy in Kazakhstan. She shaped over 12 exchange programs from inception to fruition, developing what will…
Elizabeth Schmidt wins Australia Project Support Award
The Roth Foundation provides supplementary support to one American Fulbrighter working in Australia each year, in collaboration with the Australian-American Fulbright Commission. The 2022 Australia Project Support Award was presented to Elizabeth Schmidt. She…
According to PEN America, in the first 9 months of 2021, 24 legislatures introduced 54 bills that would restrict academic discussions and dictate teaching instructions in k-12 schools, higher education institutions, and state agencies….
Fugl (Bird) by Peter Kujooq Kristiansen, 2000, Qaqortoq, Greenland
The Roth Foundation offers supplementary funds to a grantee of the American Scandinavian Foundation traveling to Denmark. This prize was instituted in honor of Lois Roth’s friend, Sonja Bungard-Nielsen, long-time director of the Danish…
Toni Bowser, Director of IT at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), received the Lois Roth Foundation’s 2021 Ilchman-Richardson Award in recognition of her dedication and creativity in adapting technologies in response…
Cultural Affairs Officer Raisa Dukas’s exemplary support of her peers during the pandemic earned her the 2021 Lois Roth Award (Honorable Mention). Based at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, her strategic outreach initiatives…
Public Affairs Officer William Couch wins 2021 Lois Roth Award
We congratulate the 2021 LoisRoth Award recipient Bill Couch! As Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland, he coordinated the repatriation from the Finnish National Museum of the remains of 20…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWR2mOo_MDw Congratulations to the recent recipients of the Roth Foundation ECA Awards for excellence in cultural diplomacy! These nine individuals embody Lois Roth’s spirit of building cross-cultural understanding in their career achievements and/or special…
In celebration of our 35th anniversary this year, we have some exciting announcements to share with you! First and foremost, we are now becoming the LOIS ROTH FOUNDATION—find us at loisrothfoundation.org. Over the years,…
On January 8, 2022, The Modern Language Association of America presented the MLA-Roth Award for Translation of a Literary Work to Clint Bruce for his translation of Afro-Creole Poetry in French from Louisiana’s Radical…
A generous gift from Ann O. Thomson provides supplementary project support for American Fulbrighters in Finland every year, in cooperation with the Fulbright Finland Foundation. For 2022, the award was presented to Kathlyn Elliott….