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Fulbright students examine U.S. society in seminar series

Seminars for Fulbrighters in U.S. focus on Congress, diversity, immigration

Posted: March 15, 2005

Fulbright students currently studying in the United States have the opportunity to discuss a range of issues facing American society -- such as diversity, immigration, national security, and changes in the American West -- in a series of seminars taking place throughout the country.

Approximately 140 foreign students are participating in each of the Fulbright Enrichment Seminars, which are sponsored by the U.S. State Department. The students are currently studying at colleges and universities throughout the United States and represent 75 countries and diverse fields of study.

Upcoming seminars are scheduled for Washington, Chicago, New York, and Boulder, Colorado. Three seminars have already been held in New Orleans, San Francisco, and Tempe, Arizona.

Following is a State Department announcement:

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U.S. Department of State
Office of the Spokesman
March 14, 2005

MEDIA NOTE

FULBRIGHT FOREIGN STUDENT WASHINGTON SEMINAR

The annual Fulbright Foreign Student Enrichment Seminar series, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), is currently taking place in cities across the United States, with the Washington, D.C. seminar to be held March 16-20. The Washington, D.C. seminar has the theme "Challenges and Choices for the 109th Congress."

This is the fourth of a series of seven regional programs designed to engage foreign Fulbright students. This seminar focuses on the challenges and choices the new Congress faces in regard to education policies, national security, and intelligence policies.

These seminars provide foreign Fulbrighters, who are graduate students selected for their academic achievements and leadership potential, with a forum to discuss various issues pertaining to U.S. society in each of the cities where seminars are held. Seminars have already taken place in Tempe [Arizona], New Orleans, and San Francisco. Themes and dates for the remaining seminars include:

-- Chicago, Illinois, March 31-April 3 -- Exploring Politics and Diversity

-- Boulder, Colorado, March 31-April 3 -- The Changing Face of the American West

-- New York, NY, April 7-10 -- Rethinking the Melting Pot: Immigration and American Society in the 21st Century

Approximately 140 foreign students are participating in each of the Fulbright Enrichment Seminars, along with ten recently returned U.S. Fulbright alumni. The students are currently studying at colleges and universities throughout the United States and represent 75 countries and diverse fields of study.

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs carries out professional, cultural, and academic exchange programs with the goal of increasing mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people of other countries. Further information on the Fulbright program Program or other ECA programs that include approximately 30,000 annual participants is available at . Media inquiries on this program can be directed to Adam Meier, 202-203-7026, or Rainy Young, 202-647-0001.

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