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Another Place

It’s scary here. I can’t find my footing. I don’t feel the earth beneath me. I’m floating. Untethered. It’s a privilege to be here. To be a voyeur in people’s lives with my camera and tell their stories. To try and make meaning of what’s happened to them…of what happened to me. The road is […]

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Street-level reception in Europe at a time of war

Street-level accoglienza (reception) is a concept that I developed while doing ethnographic research on migrant reception and solidarity initiatives in the Central Mediterranean between the years of 2014 and 2019. The concept is derived in part from Michael Lipsky’s “street-level bureaucrats”, i.e., those state actors who are thought to enact policies and give them shape […]

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2016-2017 U.S. Fulbright-Schuman grantees

The Fulbright Commission is pleased to announce the list of the 2016-2017 U.S. Fulbright-Schuman grantees. The Fulbright-Schuman Program, administered by the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States, Belgium and Luxembourg, is jointly financed by the U.S. State Department and the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission. 4 Graduate Students, 1 […]

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2016-2017 EU Fulbright-Schuman grantees

The Fulbright Commission is pleased to announce the list of the 2016-2017 European Fulbright-Schuman grantees. The Fulbright-Schuman Program, administered by the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States, Belgium and Luxembourg, is jointly financed by the U.S. State Department and the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission. The Commission received a […]

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Talking to the ‘democracy promoters’ in Washington: The experience of transferring institutions

When I decided to apply for a Fulbright grant, the choice for a host institution was not so difficult. The Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University is the place to be for every scholar interested in the topic of democratization. I had spent many years studying the European […]

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The Global Colleagues Program

2012-2013 German Fulbright Schuman student Robert Lepenies is currently home in Berlin before he starts a Post-Doc at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy this fall after his wonderful year at Yale University. He recently wrote to the Fulbright Commission in Belgium about a project he submitted to the U.S. Department of State’s Alumni […]

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Alumni Lunch Series Continues

Throughout the year, the Fulbright Staff host “Alumni Lunches” in the Royal Library’s cafeteria to reconnect with Fulbright alumni and find ways to integrate them into current Fulbright programming. On the third of July, the team at Fulbright Belgium was fortunate enough to meet with two members of the Fulbright community over lunch. Dr. Richard […]

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First Marine Economics Courses Offered in Ireland (and other multiplier effects of a Fulbright Schuman grant)

Dr. Stephen Hynes is a researcher at the SEMRU (Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit) at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics, National University of Ireland, Galway. He just returned from a 3-month Fulbright Schuman stay in the United States, and he tells us more about his stay below: “I spent 3 months as a […]

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Executive Director’s US Tour Continues in the Northeast

After the EUSA conference, Executive Director Erica Lutes finished her stay in the DC area with a visit to the EU Delegation to the U.S., along with Fulbright program officers from the U.S. Department of State, the Institute for International Education (IIE), and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES). The group discussed how […]

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New York – Here I Come!

Well, not quite yet; I shall have to wait until the end of August to get on a plane and fly over the Atlantic. I am going to spend four months as a Fulbright Schuman scholar at the City University of New York. I can’t wait. In fact, I am all the more excited about […]