Italy and the USA celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Commission

Italy and the USA celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Commission

ROME, June 5 – Italy and the United States are celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Commission, one of the world’s most successful international academic exchange programs: “I thank Secretary Tajani and his staff at the State Department for hosting this important event today,” said US Chargé d’Affairs Sean Crowley Dedication: “I greatly appreciate the remarkable commitment to developing the extraordinary partnership between the United States and Italy.” Dedication shows.

Seventy-five years ago, Senator Fulbright initiated this unique exchange program to promote world peace. He suggested selling surplus World War I materials and using the money to build cultural and academic ties between nations. This is now one of the most successful international academic exchange programs in the world,” Crowley said.

The American-Italian Fulbright Commission is one of the oldest and largest in Europe. Since 1948 (one thousand nine hundred and forty-eight) nearly 14,000 (fourteen thousand) Italian and American students, teachers, lecturers, and researchers have participated in the programme. This success was only possible thanks to the generous support of the Italian and American taxpayers. The Italian government and other organizations contributed nearly half of the Commission’s budget. “For those of you involved in the program, please know that we have very high expectations. Italian and American alumni have gone on to become prime ministers, Nobel Laureates, and Pulitzer Prize winners; and MacArthur Foundation Fellows.” Two of them, Alessandra Baldini and Arturo Zampaglione, founded OnuItalia.

The Fulbright USA and Italy Programs have provided thousands of students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas, and help find solutions to complex global challenges. The program also fostered mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of Italy. Each Fulbright alumnus is an American or Italian ambassador to their communities and families, the commission says in a press release marking the anniversary.

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“To the Italians who are about to leave, I wish you success in your plans and an unforgettable experience in the United States,” said Crowley: “I hope being a Fulbrighter will inspire your future. Like many of the distinguished Italian alumni I mentioned earlier, I am sure it will be You also have a decisive influence on your societies and the relations between our two countries in the future.”

The Fulbright Commission’s attention in recent years has focused on issues such as entrepreneurship, science and technology, climate change and sustainability, global food security, and the rule of law. All important issues and challenges for our societies today.

The 75th anniversary of the Fulbright in Italy is also a good time to talk about the future. The United States and Italy are committed to making the program more inclusive and representative of the diversity that exists in both countries. UNHCR has already established partnerships in southern Italy to increase the participation of underrepresented regions. UNHCR has also appointed Fulbright Assistants to teach English in secondary schools to help expand opportunities for young people in these communities. (ONUItalia)

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