Fulbright Celebration Event features Jim Leach on Sept. 25
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Jim Leach
Photo courtesy of the United States Office of Humanities.

Former Congressman Jim Leach, visiting professor at the College of Law and University of Iowa Chair of Public Affairs, will be speaking at a Fulbright Celebration Event Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 5:15 p.m. in 1117 University Capitol Centre (UCC). Leach will present “Bridging Cultures: the Heart of the Fulbright Program.”

This event will celebrate the legacy of Fulbright programs here at the UI and provide information about the program to students and faculty who may be interested in applying.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. It is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. UI International Programs administers the Fulbright U.S. Student Program at the UI and provides assistance for the Fulbright Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program and faculty Fulbright awards. For more information, visit the funding International Programs funding website.

A follow-up workshop for students interested in the Fulbright program will take place during the Grants and Fellowships Open House on Monday, Sept. 30, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in 1117 UCC.

These events are free and open to the public and sponsored by International Programs and the Iowa Chapter of the Fulbright Association.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, contact Karen Wachsmuth in advance at 319-335-1436 or karen-wachsmuth@uiowa.edu.