Celebrating 60 years of the Fulbright Commission

16.03.2012 - Press release

The 60th anniversary of the German-American Fulbright Commission will be celebrated on Monday (19 March) with a special ceremony at the Federal Foreign Office. Since 1952 the Fulbright Commission has played a key role in fostering academic exchange between Germany and the United States.

At the invitation of Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, partners of the transatlantic Commission in the field of politics, academia and culture as well as German and American Fulbright alumni will gather for the occasion.

The assembled company will be addressed by Federal Foreign Office Minister of State Cornelia Pieper, US Deputy Chief of Mission Greg Delawie and Dr Rolf Hoffmann, the Executive Director of the German-American Fulbright Commission, as well as by Susan Ness, the Vice Chair of the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board in Washington and selected alumni. A message from US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will also be read out.

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