The Fulbright Commission Hosted the 9th edition of the American Studies Student Conference

On May 30, the Fulbright Commission had the pleasure of hosting the 9th edition of the American Studies student conference, titled “Reality and Imagination in Telling the Story of America.” Initiated by the American Studies program at the University of Bucharest in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy, the series of student conference began in 2006 and for the past four years, the Fulbright Commission has been the host of the event. This year, the conference brought together undergraduate as well as graduate students presenting papers on topics pertaining to race & ethnicity studies, journalism and political studies, as well as popular culture and film studies. The opening remarks were delivered by Octavian Roske, head of the English Department, University of Bucharest, Scott A. Reese, Cultural Attaché, U.S. Embassy, and Mihai Moroiu, American program director at the Fulbright Commission. The keynote speech, given by Mr. Scott Reese, examined the difference between reality and imagination as reflected in the larger sphere of American history and culture, touching on a multitude of aspects and examples from the current political & social environment. The conference concluded with the remarks made by Maria Sabina Draga Alexandru, professor of American literature and main organizer of this year’s edition of the American Studies student conference.

International Conference in Iasi

Professor Esther Thyssen participated in the 11th International Conference of the LSP Unit, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi at the end of May. Professor Thyssen presented to a large academic public a comparative study on the artistic movements in the US and Romania, under the title Reappearing: Post War American and Romanian Art, Artists, and Heritage. On the same occasion, Professor Thyssen had a series of meetings and talks with Romanian colleagues.

Fulbright Roundtable @ The 20th Annual International Conference of the English Department

On June 8, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., the Fulbright Commission is organizing a roundtable titled “Exploring Truths Across Cultures” at the 20th Annual International Conference of the English Department at the University of Bucharest, “Truth(s) and Alternative Facts.” The complete conference program is available here.

Fulbright Confluences

On May 26th, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Iasi held a special one day international and interdisciplinary conference on the theme of "The books that made us". Dr. Monica Cure gave a talk entitled "Pulp Fiction to Project Gutenberg: New Media, Copyright, and Ways of Reading." Former Fulbrighter to Iasi (1987-88), Dr. David Hadaller was able to join her panel via Skype and spoke on "Walter Ong's 'Orality and Literacy'". Dr. Cure, who was familiar with Dr. Hadaller via his popular Facebook page "Mr. Fulbright Year in Romania," enjoyed a brief exchange with him comparing Iasi now and then.

Book launch by Tara Skurtu @ Bookfest International Book Fair

U.S. Fulbright alumna Tara Skurtu is officially launching Jocul de-a amiba, the Romanian translation of her poetry collection The Amoeba Game (translated by Radu Vancu and Tiberiu Neacșu). The event will take place on Saturday, June 2, from 5:00 p.m., at the Nemira booth.

Tara will also be involved in a series of events organized by the U.S. Embassy. The honorary guest country at this year's edition of the Bookfest International Book Fair is the USA. The complete program of events is available here: https://ro.usembassy.gov/ro/sua-tara-invitata-de-onoare-la-bookfest/

My fulbright experience

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17

Students at the advising center

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7

Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission

Adress: 2 Ing. Nicolae Costinescu Street, sector 1, Bucharest, Romania
Phone: 021.230.77.19
Fax: 021.230.77.38
E-mail: office@fulbright.ro

Privacy Policy

Fulbright Educational Advising Center

Phone: 021.231.90.15
E-mail: feac@fulbright.ro

 Public hours

Tuesday: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 Wednesday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 Thursday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM