The Fulbright Commission Hosts the 8th edition of the American Studies Student Conference

On April 28, the Fulbright Commission had the pleasure of hosting the 8th edition of the American Studies student conference, titled “Challenges to Pluralism, Democracy and Identity in American Culture”. Initiated by the American Studies program at the University of Bucharest in cooperation with the US Embassy, the series of student conference began in 2006 and was held at the American Cultural Center for the very first time. For the past three years, the Fulbright Commission – through its educational advising center – has been the proud host of the student conference. This year, the panels included papers on topics pertaining to race & ethnicity studies, performance & narrative studies as well as trauma, violence and memory studies. The opening remarks were kindly delivered by Octavian Roske, head of the English Department, University of Bucharest, David Allen Schlaefer, political counselor, U.S. Embassy, and Rodica Mihaila, executive director of the Fulbright Commission. The keynote speech, given by Mr. Schlaefer, touched on identity politics as reflected in the larger sphere of American politics and prompted questions from the students in the audience. The conference concluded with the remarks made by Roxana Oltean, professor of American literature and coordinator of the graduate program in American Studies, and Maria Sabina Draga Alexandru, professor of American literature and main organizer of this year’s edition of the American Studies student conference.

Workshop on the Romani and the Holocaust in Romania

The Center for American Studies at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies organized on Wednesday, April 26th, the workshop on the Romani and the Holocaust in Romania. Professor Michelle Kelso from George Washington University presented the documentary film entitled: “Hidden Sorrows: The Persecution of Romanian Gypsies during WWII”. The film based on her research on the history of the Romanian Roma deported in the Transnistria camps.

Romanian Fulbrighter @ Women in the World Summit

Fulbright scholar Andreea Voina attended the 8th edition of the Women in the World Summit, held in New York (April 5th - 7th), the world's largest conference with and for women. The event marked Hillary Clinton's first interview after the November elections, and world leaders like Justin Trudeau and Nicola Sturgeon pitched their ideas about bringing more women into politics. One main takeaway from this event is something Youtube's CEO, Susan Wojcicki, shared, that "power is transferred by those who have it," which should make us more aware of our potential as change-makers, to empower ourselves and others.

Andreea and Shraddha Kashyap,
Fulbright Research Scholar from Australia

Fulbright Alumna Mihaela Miroiu to Launch New Book

On Thursday, May 4, from 3 p.m., CEREFREA Villa Noël will host a debate/book launch showcasing a new publication by distinguished professor, writer and women’s rights activist Mihaela Miroiu. The book, titled Cu mintea mea de femeie (Thinking as a Woman), is a memoir which reflects a woman’s metamorphoses, from childhood to full-fledged adulthood, as well as the slow but gradual progress of Romanian society in terms of women’s roles.

The event is co-organized by CEREFREA (Centre Régional Francophone de Recherches Avancées en Sciences Sociales) Villa Noël – University of Bucharest, the National School of Political Science and Public Administration (SNSPA), the FILIA Center, the Feminist Analysis Sociey AnA and PEN Club Romania. Guest speakers include: Caius Dobrescu, Simona Popescu, Laura Grunberg, Miruna Vlada and Ion Bogdan Lefter.

Mihaela Miroiu, professor of Political Science at SNSPA and a trailblazer in Feminist and Gender Studies in Romania, was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Indiana University in 2003-2004.

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.



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Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission

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