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Dr. Fareed Zakaria delivers 2024 Fulbright Distinguished Lecture

On June 14, 2024, Dr. Fareed Zakaria spoke on “Towards a Post-American International Order.” A video of the lecture is available on the US-UK Fulbright Commission’s website. Dr. Zakaria’s lecture delves into the dramatic shifts in the geopolitics we are currently witnessing. Almost 80 years on from the end of World War II, the international […]

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Samantha Ruth Brown Wins 2024 Project Support Award for Denmark

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 American Foundation. This year, Samantha Ruth Brown was selected as a recipient for the Award. Samantha Brown is currently a PhD

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Viviana Prado-Núñez Wins 2023 Morocco Project Support Award

The Roth Foundation provides supplementary support for projects in the social sciences and humanities, including the visual and performing arts to one American Fulbrighter working in Morocco each year, in collaboration with Moroccan-American Commission for Education and Cultural Exchange (MACECE Fulbright Morocco). The 2023 Morocco Project Support Award went to Viviana Prado-Núñez. Viviana, a recent

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Congratulations to MLA-Roth Translation Award Winner and Honorable Mention Recipients!

Congratulations to Jody Enders for winning the 2022 MLA-Roth Translation and Majorie Perloff and Petra Reid and Jim Dingley for honorable mention. The MLA‐Roth Award for translation of a literary work into English was established in 2000. It underscores the significance of translators who, through their dedication and expertise, facilitate the exchange of knowledge, literature,

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Winner of 2023 Australia Project Support Award Announced

The Roth Foundation provides supplementary support to one American Fulbrighter working in Australia each year, in collaboration with the Australian-American Fulbright Commission. The 2023 award went to Dr. Kayln McDonough. Dr. Kayln McDonough is a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Melbourne and an advocate for social justice through sport, particularly for youth and using

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Dr. Kristina Nielsen Wins 2023 Denmark Project Support Award

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 American Foundation. Kristina Nielsen was selected as a recipient for the 2023 Denmark Project Support Award. She will conduct postdoctoral research

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Developmental Disability: A Vicious Cycle of Low Expectations by Eric Benninghoff

Eric was awarded the 2023 Norway Project Support Award for his multicultural video project focused on people with developmental disabilities. He graduated from Yale with a BA in Political Science in 2020. He plans to continue in video journalism, with a focus on telling the stories of individuals with disabilities, and other overlooked populations. The

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Tim Sowa and Irina Wang Win 2023 Project Support Award for Finland

A generous gift from Ann O. Thomson provides supplementary project support for up to two American Fulbrighters in Finland every year, in cooperation with the Fulbright Finland Foundation. The 2023 award went to Timothy Sowa and Irina Wang. Timothy Sowa was selected for his project on Sustainable Digital Education. He will use the award to

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John Kerry delivers 2022 Fulbright Distinguished Lecture

On December 9, 2022, John Kerry, the US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, spoke on “The Urgency of Global Climate Action.” A video of the lecture is available on the US-UK Fulbright Commission’s website. Secretary Kerry’s conclusions made use of new research, conducted by a social research collaborations between Kings College London-Ipsos, on public perceptions

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Lois Roth Foundation Presents 6 Lois Roth-ECA Awardees for 2022

This year’s awardees for Excellence in Cultural Diplomacy will be honored at the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs on Dec. 1! Three will attend the celebration: Dorothy Ngalombi, winner of the Gill Jacot-Guillarmod Career Achievement Award, is coming from Kampala, Uganda; Richard Pinkham, winner of the Lois Roth Award (Hon. Men.), is

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Ryan Milov-Cordoba Wins the Inaugural Project Support Award for Morocco

The Roth Foundation provides supplementary support for projects in the social sciences and humanities, including the visual and performing arts to one American Fulbrighter working in Morocco each year, in collaboration with Moroccan-American Commission for Education and Cultural Exchange (MACECE Fulbright Morocco). The Inaugural Morocco Project Support Award went to Ryan Milov-Cordoba. Our award for

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Vanessa Wagner Wins Gill Jacot-Guillarmod Career Achievement Award

Congratulations to Vanessa Wagner for winning a Gill Jacot-Guillarmod Career Achievement Award! Over the course of a career spanning nearly two decades, she has led the entire range of cultural programming at the US Embassy in Lima, secured $2.5 million to conserve dozens of heritage sites and led the repatriation of some 2,000 artifacts from

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Elena Broszkowski Wins Gill Jacot-Guillarmod Career Achievement Award

Elena Broszkowski won a Gill Jacot-Guillarmod Career Achievement Award for her contributions to promoting mutual understanding, through the arts, between citizens of the U.S. and Venezuela. She managed the Performing and Visual Arts Portfolio at the US Embassy in Caracas for 12 years as well as programs aimed at social transformation through the arts, which

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