19/11/2013 Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair at the H.D. and Modernity Conference
Dr. Cristanne Miller, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Edward H. Butler Professor of Literature, University at Buffalo, SUNY and currently hosted as the Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair by Université de Paris Diderot - Paris 7, invited by Antoine Cazé, Professeur des Universités will be the 1st keynote speaker December 5th at the H.D. and Modernity International Conference. The International conference will take place at the École Normale Supérieure from December 5-7, 2013.
She will speak at 2:00 p.m. about H.D.’s Repetitions: A Feminist 'Barbaric Yawp' (moderator: Agnès Derail, École Normale Supérieure).
06/11/2013 French Fulbright Commission launches International Education Administrators Program
The Fulbright program brought 11 university administrators to Bordeaux, Paris and Strasbourg with the objective of deepening the group’s understanding of the French Higher Education and Research landscape. The delegates represented a wide range of U.S. universities including the small private liberal arts and multidisciplinary institutions as well as large state and private universities.
The program incorporated presentations, meetings and encounters in the 3 cities systematically associating leaders, decision makers, academics, Fulbright alumni, the Aquitaine and Alsace regional councils and students. The delegation met and visited nearly 20 French institutions including universities, grandes écoles, research...
22/10/2013 Cris Miller gives inaugural lecture at Université Paris Diderot
On October 22, the very day of the 65th anniversary of the creation of the Fulbright program in France, Cristanne MILLER gave her inaugural conference at Université Paris Diderot as the Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair. The lecture entitled “All the slain soldiers..” US poetry and the civil war took the audience through US poetry, its place in the American society of the second half of the 19th century, and Walt Whitman’s and Emily Dickinson’s specific approaches to the civil war.
Professor Miller is teaching two classes at the Université Paris Diderot, one on Emily Dickinson and the other one on US poetry and the civil war. A world-expert on Emily Dickinson, she will not only lecture in Paris, Lyon and Toulouse, but she has also received invitations, under the Fulbright Intercountry Lecturing program to give talks in Prague, Berlin, Bonn, Portsmouth, Cambridge.
22/10/2013 Happy birthday to the Commission !
On octobre 22,1948 the US Educational Commission for France was created thanks to a cultural agreement between the French and American governments. With nearly 20,000 grantees and many wonderful stories to share, the Commission is still here, creative and entrepreneurial and close to innovative approaches in favor of a continued Franco-American dialogue.
18/06/2013 Rosalind Swenson Fulbright Enrichment Award granted to Amir Farhadi, Fulbright ETA
Philip Breeden, Public Affairs Officer and Co-President of the Fulbright Commission in France awarded Amir Farhardi, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant the Rosalind Swenson Fulbright Enrichment Award on June 17, 2013 for his 2 month volunteer project at Mozaik RH, a non-profit organization working to empower young talents from diversity backgrounds to find employment.
Amir's work in May and June focused on helping candidates improve their English language proficiency for employment opportunities. He conducted individual resumé workshops, mock interviews and developed an English Assistant's Manual for future volunteers. He also crafted evaluation materials, grammar lessons, activities and vocabulary lists. Amir met with more than 30 candidates for individual interviews, conducted 4 group workshops with more than 20 candidates in attendance per workshop and traveled to the Mozaik RH branch offices in Se...
30/04/2013 Fulbright Inter-Country: CELSA will welcome Professor Joseph Walther, Fulbright Scholar
Joseph Walther, Professor of Communication, Michigan State University currently a Fulbright Research Scholar at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research will meet with CELSA Paris Sorbonne researchers in the GRIPIC, Groupe de recherches interdisciplinaires sur les processus d'information et de communication to present his current research in computer mediated communication on May 21-22, 2013.
This invitation has been made possible in part by a Fulbright Inter-Country Travel grant.
17/04/2013 Fulbright Specialist Timothy C. Haas to lecture in Vichy
Workshops on Quality and Process Improvement and Sustainable Development
European Institute for Total Quality Vichy, France
April 17-24, 2013
Delivered by Timothy C. Haas, Fulbright Specialist, Lubar School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States
Professor Haas will give three workshops:
-A one-day workshop on Quality and Process Improvement. This workshop will focus on the use of Six Sigma tools. Six Sigma is a particular management approach to improving the quality of a business process that is focused on reducing the variability of key metrics. The workshop will show how Excel can be used to construct control charts and conduct designed experiments with the aim of improving the quality of a manufac...
15/04/2013 Michel Rosenfeld's seminar in Paris Ouest Nanterre
On April 15, Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair recipient Michel Rosenfeld will be in Paris Ouest Nanterre for a research seminar on John Rawls.
More information here
05/04/2013 Justice Breyer to participate in the Fulbright-Tocqueville round table discussion at France-Amérique
On April 5, 2013, a round table discussion organized by the France Fulbright Alumni Association and the Franco-American Commission at France-Amériques will proudly welcome Justice Breyer for a discussion on the American and European constitutions.
Around him will be Michel Rosenfeld, recipient of the Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair, Guy Canivet, member of the French Constitutional Court and honorary president of the Cour de Cassation and Antoine Garapon professor of Public law and producer of Le Bien commun a radio program on France Culture.
Members of the alumni association will soon be invited to register on the alumni association webpages.
03/04/2013 Michel Rosenfeld to lecture in Toulouse
On April 3 2013, at 2:00pm, Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair recipient Michel Rosenfeld will give a talk at the Université Toulouse 1 Capitole on the following topic:
The U.S. Supreme Court
and the references to the foreign constitutional jurisprudences
(the Conference will be in French)
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08/03/2013 Three Fulbrighters for International Women's Day
Cricket Arrison and Alieza Durana, in Germany and Jaclyn Tandler in Paris were interviewed last week for Intl Womens Day. Here is the video
Each year the Franco-American commission funds two US grantees ( J. Tandler and J. Haag in 2013) to participate in a seminar on EU and NATO organized by the Fulbright Commission in Belgium.
16/02/2013 Take a look at Michel Rosenfeld's Inaugural Conference
Michel Rosenfeld: Les crises actuelles du constitutionnalisme: du local au global
Just click on the above link if you were not able to come to our second semester 2012-2013 Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair Michel Rosenfeld's inaugural conference at the Université de Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne. Enjoy!
16/02/2013 Nico Larco in Lyon
Professor at the Architectural School at the University of Oregon, Fulbright Scholar in Spain, Mr. Nico Larco gave a conference on February 12, 2013, at the Political Science School in Lyon on the subject of "Sustainable cities initiatives : an example of sustainable development in an urban setting.".
Thanks to the Fulbright Intercountry Travel Award, a program that enables French Higher Education Institutions to invite American Fulbright Research Scholars currently in Europe, Mr. Larco, also met a number of urban development professionals for the Lyon area. Exchanges between Lyon and Oregon may be put in place following this encounter.
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16/01/2013 Michel Rosenfeld Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair to give inaugural lesson at Paris I
Professor Michel Rosenfeld will give his inaugural lesson January 16th at 5:00 p.m. at the Centre Panthéon, 12 place du Panthéon 75005 in Salle 1 (Galerie Soufflot 1st floor).
Professor Rosenfeld, who is currently at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, New York will speak in French about "Les crises actuelles de constitutionnalisme : du local au global".
L’UMR de droit comparé de Paris I welcomes Professeur Rosenfeld for...
06/01/2013 Esther Duflo (AWG 95) appointed to B. Obama's Global Development Council
On January 4, the MIT news office issued a communiqué informing that President Barack Obama had announced his intent to nominate Esther Duflo to his Global Development Council.
A graduate from the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Esther Duflo received a grant in 1995 from the Franco-American Commission (American women's Group Program) to do her Ph. D at the MIT.
She stayed in the US and was appointed Professor of Economy at the MIT at age 32.
With Indian economist, Abhijit Banerjee, she created the Poverty Action Lab. Her research concentrates on the fight against Poverty.
The list of her awards and distinctions is countless but we pride ourselves for our early support of an extremely talented young woman.
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