American Studies Student Conference Hosted by the Fulbright Commission

On April 28, the Fulbright Commission will have the pleasure of hosting a new edition of the American Studies Student Conference, in cooperation with the American Studies program at the University of Bucharest. This year, the conference will provide undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to present and discuss their papers addressing the topic of “Challenges to Pluralism, Democracy and Identity in American Culture”. Mr. David Allen Schlaefer, political counselor, U.S. Embassy, will deliver the keynote lecture.



Just Out

The volume Cămășile (Gowns), by Ioana Ieronim, is just out from the LiterNet online press (http://editura.liternet.ro/carte/341/Ioana-Ieronim/Camasile.html), with cover photograph by Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin, Fulbright Alumna, from the American photographer's monograph album The Color of Hay: The Peasants of Maramures. This particular photograph was even the catalyst for writing Gowns, a play on today’s changes and challenges facing Romania’s still surviving age-old rural traditions.  
Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin was a Fulbright Scholar in Romania, 2002-2003.
Ioana Ieronim was American Program Director at the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission (1999-2003) and Interim Executive Director (2001-2002).

International Conference: The Politics of Space and the Humanities

The Department of American Literature at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in collaboration with the Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS) and the support of the Fulbright Foundation Greece (70th Anniversary of American Studies in Greece) invite scholars to submit proposals for the international conference – The Politics of Space and the Humanities – to be held in Thessaloniki, 15-17 December, 2017. For more details, please see the CFP at: http://www.enl.auth.gr/helaas/2017/cfp.html

The 13th Trans-Atlantic Dialogue

Between April 5-8, 2017, in Miami, Prof. Marius Profiroiu, Prof. Calin Hintea (both former Fulbright Scholars) and Septimiu Szabo (current Fulbright Research Student) participated at the 13th Trans-Atlantic Dialogue, a conference organized jointly by the European Group for Public Administration and the American Society for Public Administration that aims to strengthen cooperation between European and American academics. The conference brought together some of the most important American and European scholars in the field of public administration and its topic was "Sustaining a Democratic Public Sector in an Era of Multiple Challenges and Constraints." Prof. Calin Hintea had a presentation during one of the Plenary Sessions about the European governance and future relations with US and Latin America. Septimiu Szabo and Prof. Marius Profiroiu presented one paper related to fiscal decentralization and economic growth in Romania. Prof. Profiroiu also presented during the final Plenary Session the plans for the next Trans-Atlantic Dialogue that, for the first time, will take place in Bucharest in 6-8 June 2018.

The Essay Writing Workshop for Graduate School Applicants


The Road to Graduate Admissions: Essay Writing Strategies and Practical Guidance

On Thursday, April 6, David Emanuel JIMENEZ, Fulbright ETA affiliated with Ovidius University in Constanta (U.S. home university Bowdoin College, ME), and Octavian MANEA, Romanian Fulbright Alumnus with a Master’s in International Relations from Syracuse University, moderated the workshop titled “The Road to Graduate Admissions: Essay Writing Strategies and Practical Guidance”. During the workshop, which lasted over an hour, David and Octavian helped the 16 participants – mainly forthcoming Fulbright applicants – grasp the differences between a strong and a weak personal statement. In a practical and dynamic manner, ingeniously implemented by the two moderators, the prospective applicants were acquainted with ways to make their case by looking at essays belonging to former successful applicants. The participants also received suggestions on how to better define their study and research objectives, and demonstrate their professional and social qualities, strong personality and special abilities which would make a Romanian applicant a good fit for the Fulbright Program, as well as an attractive international student to a US university.

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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

Fulbright Educational Advising Center

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

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