April 2008 by dfsiopmhy6


Linking the UK and USA
The Newsletter of the BFSA                                                   Number 40 Summer 2008

                               SPEAKER: Rt. HON JACK STRAW
                                                   7th October 2008
                                             to 1974. He was selected to run for Parlia-     It has been suggested by The Met that the
                                             ment in 1977 and won Blackburn, Lanca-          BFSA could hold an auction as part of our
                                             shire, in 1979 when Barbara Castle de-          fundraising drive and we would like to
                                             cided not to run again. He has held the         have suggestions from alumni on what we
                                             seat, and that of the proud honorary presi-     might auction. The venue and time con-
                                             dent of Blackburn Rovers, ever since.           strictions do not allow for lots of little
                                                                                             items to be auctioned, we would rather
                                            In the 1980s he was opposition spokesman
                                                                                             have one very special items that could
                                            on economic affairs, then later on the envi-
                                                                                             potentially add significantly to our funds.
                                            ronment, before promotion to the Shadow
                                                                                             Please let the office know if you have
                                            Cabinet in 1987. After Labour’s general
                                                                                             something you would like to offer.
                                            election victory in 1997 he was appointed
                                            Home Secretary. He brought forward the           Arrival at Scotland Yard will be from
                                            Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act           6.15pm for a 7.00pm start. All guests will
   Lord High Chancellor and Secretary of    2000, increased police powers against ter-       be informed of Scotland Yard protocol
                                            rorism, proposed a reduction in the right        before arriving and ID will be required at
        State for Justice, Jack Straw.
                                            to trial by jury and is responsible for incor-   security. If you would like to attend please
                                            porating the European Convention on              fill in the Booking Form with this newslet-
The BFSA Autumn reception to welcome
                                            Human Rights into British law.                   ter and send it to the BFSA office or con-
back 2008 Fulbright scholars from their
                                                                                             tact Muriel on bfsa@fulbright.co.uk
award year in the USA will take place in He was appointed Foreign Secretary in
Scotland Yard on 7th October. The BFSA is 2001, succeeding Robin Cook. Within                You must be on the guest list by 23rd Sep-
delighted that this year we have one of the months he was confronted by the Septem-          tember. Entry to Scotland Yard cannot be
country’s most prestigious political lead- ber 11, 2001 attacks in the United States. In
ers as our speaker in an equally impres- 2006 he moved from Foreign Secretary to
sive venue.                                 Leader of the House of Commons, then in
                                            June 2007 he was appointed Lord High
This is a wonderful opportunity for Ful-
                                            Chancellor of Great Britain and Secretary
bright alumni and friends to introduce
                                            of State for Justice. He is the first Lord
themselves to the new scholars just ar-
                                            Chancellor to serve in the role whilst re-
rived from the US to begin their academic
                                            maining a member of the House of Com-
year in the UK, to meet old friends com-
                                            mons. Only Mr Straw, Alistair Darling
mitted to the Fulbright ethos of cross-
                                            and Gordon Brown have served in the
cultural understanding, and to visit this
                                            cabinet continuously since Labour's ad-
iconic building of modern British culture.
                                            ministration began in May 1997.
This may be the last opportunity to do so
since the Metropolitan Police have out- The BFSA is delighted that Assistant Com-
grown the building, which they have oc- missioner of The Metropolitan Police,
                                                                                             accommodated for those who decide to
cupied since 1967, and will be looking for Tarique Ghaffur, has offered sponsorship
                                                                                             attend ‘on the day’. Please remember that
new premises.                               for the evening, enabling Fulbright alumni
                                                                                             the BFSA office is closed for the month of
                                            and BFSA members to attend for no
The Rt. Hon Jack Straw read law at the                                                       July so you may have to wait for your
                                            charge. The BFSA would like to thank
University of Leeds and qualified as a                                                       confirmation. The venue is able to accom-
                                            Fulbright Police Fellow Inspector David
barrister, practising criminal law. He was                                                   modate 150 guests so there should be
                                            Lewis for facilitating all the meetings and
a member of the Inner London Education                                                       room for all who wish to attend.
                                            introductions at Scotland Yard.
Authority and Deputy Leader from 1973

    The BFSA is pleased to acknowledge that this newsletter has been made possible thanks to the
                                                generosity of the US Embassy.
                                                                                                       Fulbright Alumni News. Summer 2008-
             LETTER FROM THE CHAIR                                                            TWO NEW FULBRIGHT

                    Readers will, I am,       the North of England, and the Midlands.
                    sure, note the inclu-     I trust that members who may not be
                                                                                                               Naguib Kheraj is a Senior
                    sion of two reports in    able to journey to London for events will
                                                                                                               Adviser to Barclays PLC.
                    this newsletter for       give their support to these initiatives. We
                                                                                                               Before joining Barclays, Mr
                    events which took         are keen to enhance our regional pres-
                                                                                                               Kheraj was Co-Head of
                    place in Scotland and     ence further. Indeed, if any member
                                                                                                               Global Capital Markets
                    Lincolnshire. The trip    would like to be involved in organising a
                                                                                                               and a member of the Ex-
to Iona, organised by Tahitia McCabe,         suitable event in their locality then we
                                                                                                               ecutive Committee at
was a great success and an ideal opportu-     would be very pleased to hear from you.
                                                                                                               Robert Fleming. Prior to
nity for members to visit that most beau-
                                           At the European level there are some                                this he was a Managing
tiful location. Tahitia will be doing this
                                           interesting developments underway and                               Director and Chief Finan-
all again next year
                                           the idea of developing a pan-European            cial Officer, Europe, at Salomon Brothers in
The second event was a talk by Earl link between the various Fulbright                      London. Mr Kheraj is a member of the Board
Spencer on the subject of his most recent Scholar Associations. The early stages of         of Governors of The Institute of Ismaili Stud-
book, Prince Rupert: The Last Cavalier, at this are outlined in the report on page 8.       ies, an educational institution which pro-
the University of Lincoln. The feedback                                                     motes scholarship and learning on Islam. He
                                           The Autumn Reception this year is to be
from the audience after the lecture can                                                     is also Chairman of the National Committee
                                           held in Scotland Yard – we always say
best be summed up with the words                                                            of the Aga Khan Foundation (UK) and a
                                           we try to get unusual venues for our
‘fulsome praise’. The BFSA is most                                                          Member of the Development Board of The
                                           events – with our guest speaker Jack
thankful to Earl Spencer for agreeing to                                                    Prince’s Trust. Mr Kheraj is a member of the
                                           Straw. The Autumn Reception is a won-
present the talk and for the Lincoln                                                        Steering Committee of Mosaic, an initiative
                                           derful opportunity to meet with current
Academy, University of Lincoln for host-                                                    of Business in the Community involved in
                                           Fulbright Scholars and make friends or
ing this very successful evening.                                                           mentoring for young Muslims in the UK.
                                           renew acquaintance with other BFSA
I am also very pleased to say that further members. I look forward to meeting with          Mr Kheraj was educated at Dulwich College,
events are to be organised in Scotland, you there.                                          London, and Robinson College, Cambridge,
                                                                                            where he graduated with a degree in Eco-
                  A word from the Treasurer.                                                nomics. He is married with one son.

                                                                                                              Professor Michael Arthur,
I took over as Hon Treasurer at the AGM       3 Tick the 'Gift Aid' box - if you are a UK
in December and have spent my first few       taxpayer, BFSA can reclaim 28% back                             Vice -Chancellor of the
months going through the books and            from the taxman on every £1 you donate.                         University of Leeds, is
                                                                                                              internationally renowned
frightening the Committee into a state of     If you pay tax at the higher rate, you can
                                                                                                              for his contribution to
complete fiscal rectitude - great fun!        reclaim tax relief on your gross donation
                                                                                                              education and medical
Other than that I'm really enjoying work-     at 18% (eg the difference between the
                                                                                                              research. He chairs the
ing with colleagues who are committed         higher rate of tax at 40% and the basic
to the Fulbright ethos - they are a joy and                                                                   steering group for the Na-
                                              rate at 22%.
                                                                                            tional Student Survey and has been named a
privilege to work with.
                                            4 Help us source a venue 'in-kind' -            “Diploma Champion” to support the new
 BFSA is a small charity, but with your     getting prestigious venues for our events       Diplomas and the wider 14 -19 reform pro-
support we can make it even more suc-       donated "in-kind", saves us a substantial       gramme introduced by the DfES. He has
cessful in fulfilling its aims. Please do   outlay on venues, our main expense. If          been appointed to the boards of both the
your bit to help us help you.               your company, colleague, friend or fam-         Leeds Chamber of Commerce and the re-
                                            ily member could provide us with a suit-        gional development agency, Yorkshire For-
Here's five ways you can help right now.
                                            able venue for one of our popular events,       ward, and has spearheaded a new artistic
                                            please let us know.                             and academic collaboration between the Uni-
1 Ensure you are paying the proper rate:
£35 per annum, as passed at the AGM 2 5 Invite a friend - We know there are                 versity and Opera North.
years ago! All our events and work, such Fulbrighters who have not yet joined the           Professor Arthur’s expertise in liver research
as mentoring young students, are based BFSA. We try and contact as many of                  is internationally acknowledged. As the
on revenue projections based on all them as we can, but there is no substitu-               holder of the American Liver Foundation
members paying the £35 rate.                tion for the personal touch - so if you are     Research Prize (1987) he developed interests
                                            still in contact with Fulbrighters who          in the pathogenesis of liver fibrosis during a
2 Pay by direct debit - this helps reduce
                                            have not joined, or may not realise their       two-year fellowship at the University of Cali-
our administration costs. If you really
                                            membership has lapsed, please put them          fornia in San Francisco (1988 - 1990). Further
can't do this, then standing order is best,
                                            in touch.                                       academic awards followed including a Ful-
and then cheque. If this is gobbledegook
                                                                                            bright distinguished scholar award (Mount
to you, please contact Muriel in the BFSA If you have any other suggestions, please
                                                                                            Sinai 2002). His wife Liz is a consultant pae-
office who will be happy to explain all!    do get in touch with me.
                                                                                            diatrician and they have three grown-up
                                              Steve Frost, Honorary Treasurer, BFSA         children, Rachel, Sarah and James.

2 - Fulbright Alumni News. Summer 2008
                                     EARL SPENCER LECTURE
                           AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN
                                                    ately engaged the audience. Placing      long interest in science, Rupert became a
                                                    his subject, Prince Rupert of the        founder member of the Royal Society. He
                                                    Rhine, in historical context as the      experimented with the manufacture of
                                                    grandson of James I of England, he       gunpowder and invented a modified form
                                                    embarked on an hour-long fascinat-       of brass known as "prince's metal". During
                                                    ing account of his life and exploits.    his exile in Europe he had become skilled
                                                                                             in mezzotint engraving, which he is said
                                                    Prince Rupert’s father, Frederick V,
                                                                                             to have introduced into England. He died
                                                    was Count Palatine, one of the fore-
                                                                                             in 1682 at his house at Spring Gardens
                                                    most Protestant princes of Europe,
                                                                                             near the Palace of Whitehall, and is buried
                                                    and considered a suitable match for
                                                                                             in Westminster Abbey.
                                                    Elizabeth, daughter of James I. King
                                                    James, sometimes known as ‘the           After answering questions from the floor
                                                    wisest fool in Christendom’ had          Earl Spencer signed copies of his book in
                                                    taken England into the Protestant        the foyer where wine and canapés were
                                                    Union, (revoking his own Catholic        served. The Earl has kindly donated 35%
                                                    Faith,) and the marriage was in-         of the proceeds of each book sold at the
                                                    tended to be an auspicious match.        event to the BFSA. The BFSA extends its
                                                    For a time it was. Then events in        thanks to Earl Spencer and Lincoln Uni-
                                                    Europe, and bad judgment on Fre-         versity for their incredible generosity and
                                                    derick’s part, exiled the family to      such a wonderful evening. Muriel Macleod.
                                                    Holland in 1620, where Rupert and
                                                    his siblings were educated, very
                                                    much within the English manner
   Earl Spencer with BFSA Chair Dr. Philip Swan
                                                   and sympathies, although James,
                                             always politically motivated, distanced
Lincoln Academy, University of Lincoln,
                                             himself from them.
hosted the BFSA Lecture from Earl
Spencer in May. About 150 guests filled James I died in 1625 and on his death-bed,
the lecture theatre of the EMMTEC build- perhaps with some guilt, urged his heir,
ing at the university to hear a fascinating Charles I, to be supportive of Elizabeth
and informative talk about the Earl’s latest and her family in exile. Rupert’s bravery
book, Prince Rupert: The last Cavalier.      and skill at arms brought him a soldier’s
                                             reputation while still a teenager, as did his
After early evening refreshments Vice
                                             physical standing of 6 foot 4 inches, ex-
Chancellor Professor David Chiddick wel-
                                             tremely tall for his day. He lead Charles’s
comed guests and expressed how de-
                                             royalist navy against Cromwell in the
lighted the university were to host the
                                             English Civil War, where he and his men
evening. BFSA Chair Dr. Philip Swan then                                                            Prince Rupert as a young man
                                             gained their reputations as cavaliers for
presented a short talk on the ideals of
                                             their style of warfare. Then in June 1645
Senator Fulbright and the Fulbright Com-
mission. He spoke briefly of his experi-
                                             he took part in the Battle of Naseby where
                                             the royalists were decisively defeated by                   NOTICE
ence as a Fulbright scholar at Westminster
College, Missouri, (2006) and the mission
                                             Fairfax's New Model Army. Rupert ad-                THE BFSA OFFICE IS
                                             vised the King to seek a treaty with parlia-
of the BFSA before introducing Earl
                                             ment, but he refused and in September                LOOKING FOR AN
                                             Rupert surrendered Bristol to parliament.             ASSISTANT ONE
Charles Spencer was educated at Eton and The King was furious and Rupert left once
Magdalen College, Oxford, where he ob- more for exile in Holland.                                   DAY A WEEK
tained a degree in history. While acting as
a correspondent for NBC News in the
                                             After the Restoration of Charles II in 1660,        PLEASE EMAIL THE
                                             Rupert was able to return to England. He
United States, he inherited the ancestral
                                             was appointed to the Privy Council in
                                                                                                     OFFICE FOR
home of Althorp, which received world-
wide attention as the burial place of his
                                             1662 and took an interest in overseas com-               DETAILS
                                             mercial ventures, becoming the first gov-
sister, Diana, Princess of Wales.
                                             ernor of Canada’s Hudson's Bay Com-
It was immediately apparent that Earl pany in 1670. The territory granted to the                  bfsa@fulbright.co.uk
Spencer is passionate about his subject. Company was named "Prince Rupert's
His casual and friendly manner immedi- Land" in his honour. Continuing a life

                                                                                                   Fulbright Alumni News. Summer 2008- 3

The recent BFSA trip to Iona featured a         and Ireland. It is believed that the Book of   full of sunshine and wind and we amused
small and select group of happy travellers      Kells was created on the island in 800AD       ourselves by scouring the shore for sea-
and one gorgeous island. Five of us made        shortly before Viking raiders stormed the      polished stones. Iona is known for its green
the long journey north to the Western Isles     island in 806AD, killing many monks and        marble and we spent hours trying to find
and we were treated with an array of            eventually leading to the abandonment of       pieces of this, settling for lovely pink gran-
weather, organic food and great company.        the community. Currently the Iona Com-         ite and sea glass in the end. The highest
Iona is on the west coast of Scotland, at the   munity, a Christian ecumenical community       spot on Iona at 331 feet, is a hill fort dating
westernmost tip of the island of Mull and a     working for peace and social justice, uses     from 100BC-200AD called Dun I and we
very long way from anywhere else. I had         the Abbey buildings, above, which date         scrambled to the top in 10 minutes to ad-
the shortest journey, coming from Glasgow       from the early 13th century, for worship.      mire the view of turquoise water over
by train, ferry and bus and it took 7 hours                                                    white sand beaches lying at our feet.
                                                We battled our way through the most in-
to take me from urban sprawl to island
                                                                                 In the evenings, we had dinner at the Ar-
                                                tense gusting downpour from the hostel on
tranquillity. The others came from the Lake
                                                                                 gyll Hotel where the two alumni members
                                                the northern tip of the island to the Abbey,
District and Brighton and came up a day
                                                                                 from the Lake District were staying. The
                                                a mile long journey, to attend service on
early to extend their trip and enjoy the
                                                                                 hotel features an organic garden and Scot-
                                                Sunday morning. The Abbey was packed
                                                                                 tish food in general, and the standard of
                                                with happy, if a bit sodden, participants
Iona is a tiny place, barely three miles by                                      cooking was really high. Top favourites
                                                and we spent an interesting hour partaking
one mile, but it has had a huge influence                                        included mutton tagine, smoked mussels
                                                in modern hymns and ‘self-serve’ com-
on Christianity across Scotland and Europe                                       covered in garlic butter and cheese, Scot-
                                                munion. Pondering the contrast between
during its history. St. Columba arrived on                                       tish salmon and a massive plate of berries
                                                this modern and very inclusive service led
the island in 563AD from Ireland with 12                                         with cream. The five of us shared Fulbright
                                                by several non-ordained Community mem-
followers, establishing a monastic commu-                                        memories, found out how our current
                                                bers and clergy from around the world and
nity and began to convert pagan Scotland                                         studies are going and discussed peace,
                                                the very traditional services that must have
and northern England to the Celtic church.                                       how to have a good marriage, classical
                                                previously been held was most fascinating.
Iona became a place of pilgrimage and a                                          music and architecture in Spain and the
                                            Thankfully, Saturday and Monday were
burial place for kings of Scotland, Norway                                       United Kingdom.
                                                                                               The usual wide -ranging, fascinating talk
                                                                                               around a dinner table, especially when
                                                                                               Fulbrighters are together!

                                                                                               We are planning on doing another trip to
                                                                                               Iona next spring; details should be avail-
                                                                                               able in the late autumn. I would love to
                                                                                               have more folks along to share this tranquil
                                                                                               beautiful spot so pencil in the trip and plan
                                                                                               on coming along. You can help me track
                                                                                               down that elusive green marble, see Castle
                                                                                               Duart on the island of Mull and explore the
                                                                                               western side of Iona, so let’s hope for good

                                                                                               Tahitia McCabe.


                                                                                               Scotland/Northern Ireland Chapter.

                    Fulbrighters enjoy dinner at the Argyll Hotel on Iona.
4 - Fulbright Alumni News. Summer 2008
    ...And a personal point of view from current Fulbright                                THE ANNUAL LECTURE
                Scholar Pauline Mujawamariya                                             2008 WILL BE DELIVERED
                                                                                          BY SIR JEREMY ISAACS
                                                                                             ON 9th DECEMBER
                                                                                             THE UNIVERSITY OF
                                                                                               NOTRE DAME
                                                                                         Sir Jeremy Isaacs has spent more than 45
                                                                                         years in television. He joined the BBC in 1965
                                                                                         editing Panorama, then moved to Thames
                                                                                         TV where he made The World At War. He
                                                                                         was the first chief executive of Channel 4 and
                                                                                         subsequently General Director of the Royal
                                                                                         Opera House.
                                                                                         His book, COLD WAR, (co-authored with
                    Current scholar Pauline Mujawamariya on Iona                         Taylor Downing) which accompanied the TV
                                                                                         series of the same name, will be re -published
                                                                                         this August with updated analysis. His pre-
Iona?                                         and by the time I got to Iona I was even   vious book, Look Me In the Eye, covered his
                                              more astonished by the picturesque view    memoirs as a ground-breaking producer of
The first amazing thing is that in order to
                                              in all directions. As I am not sure I will television programmes.
get there, I almost used all the means of
                                              be doing justice to Iona's beauty if I try to
                                                                                         "Isaacs`s passionate argument that the purpose of
transportation : WALK to the train sta-
                                              describe it, I leave this to the poets. Thetelevision is not simply to entertain but to secure
tion; TRAIN to Gatwick Airport; FLY to
                                              only thing I can comment on is how I felt  the future of an interrogative, informed democ-
Glasgow; TRAIN to Oban; FERRY to the
                                              while there: relaxed, peaceful, happy,     racy is one that he makes better than anyone, and
Isle of Mull (Craignure); BUS to
                                              home... I am so glad I went there, and     he also made the programmes to win it."
Fionnphort; FERRY to Iona; WALK to
                                              thanks to the BFSA for allowing this to    (Tim Gardam, The Guardian )
the Hostel! It was hard to believe that I
                                              happen since without Tahitia and Muriel,
manage to do this journey in one day,
                                              I would only still be dreaming about The guest list will open in September. If
starting off at 5:30am and arriving
                                              Iona. Oh, almost everyone I met there you’d like to book early please send an
around 7:30pm.
                                              told me that no one goes to Iona only email to the BFSA office.
The views in the Highlands are amazing,       once, so I probably will go back too!

                                  MENTOR A FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR

For many BFSA members, the                    memories of the UK as cherished as          professional/academic biography,
warmth and hospitality offered by             our own of the US, and volunteer to         other interests, and your location,
our American hosts characterised              mentor a US Fulbright Scholar for           and we will contact you in August
our time spent ‘over the pond’, and           the duration of their stay. Meeting         2008 to discuss future mentoring
ensured that the richness of our              your mentee every 6-10 weeks is a           possibilities.
overseas experience was not simply            terrific way to give the US students
limited to academic pursuit. Each             an insight into UK culture and the           THE BFSA OFFICE WILL BE
year Fulbright Scholars return to             British way of life, and in turn it is a        CLOSED FOR THE
the UK, and are unfailing in their            way of sustaining ties with the US
                                                                                             MONTH OF JULY SO
gratitude for the enthusiasm and              long after your own studies may
                                                                                             PLEASE AWAIT ANY
friendship extended to them by                have ended. Where possible, we
their American hosts.                         will attempt to match mentors with           EVENT CONFIRMATIONS
                                              a mentee’s professional and/or geo-           UNTIL AUGUST WHEN
Similarly, every year over a dozen
US Fulbright Scholars and Research
                                              graphical area of study. Please send           WE WILL BE BACK IN
                                              all    notices    of    interest      to
Fellows arrive in the UK to under-                                                                 TOUCH.
                                              bfsa@fulbright.co.uk,          clearly
take postgraduate study in a variety
of educational or professional insti-
                                              marked “MENTORING” in the                                      ******
                                              subject line, and include a brief
tutions. Please help us make their

                                                                                                   Fulbright Alumni News. Summer 2008- 5
                                                                 MORE FULBRIGHT AWARDS
     HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!                            specially tailored enrichment activities.      ward if you want to participate! To get
                                                   Other new awards categories include the        involved please email your full name,
     On Monday, 22 September 2008, the Ful-
                                                   Fulbright-UK Film Council Award, the           title, organisation and academic disci-
     bright Commission will celebrate its 60th
                                                   Fulbright Interfaith Community Action          pline to the Director of the Fulbright
     anniversary! There are several events
                                                   Programme, the Summer Institute for            Awards Programme, Michael Scott Kline
     around this special occasion, beginning
                                                   Outstanding European Students Study-           (MKline@fulbright.co.uk).
     with 'The Future Sources of America's
                                                   ing Education (undergraduate) and the
     Power', a lecture and dialogue with                                                          NEW WEBSITE
                                                   recently re-launched Northern Ireland
     Sandy Berger at Chatham House. Addi-
                                                   Civil Service Awards. Next year we will        In June, the Commission will begin test-
     tional 60th anniversary events, including
                                                   continue to grow and are pleased to an-        ing its new website. The new site will
     concerts and further debates will be an-
                                                   nounce the re -launch of the Fulbright-        feature many more features, including
     nounced in plenty of time for you to sign
                                                   Hubert Humphrey Fellowships for Civil          the ability to book and pay for events
                                                   Servants. For full details on any of the       online, enhanced FAQs, a message board
     MORE FULBRIGHT AWARDS                         Fulbright schemes please see our website,      for current scholars, and the ability for all
                                                   where, a list of recent recipients will also   users to register to the site and specify
     Indeed, we certainly have much to be
                                                   be made available in mid-June.                 what type of information they would like
     proud of coming into this period of re-
                                                                                                  to receive. Aesthetically, the site will also
     flection and celebration. The Commission      CHOOSE FUTURE FULBRIGHTERS
                                                                                                  be completely refreshed and will feature
     is now operating over 25 different
                                                   The Commission holds interviews for our        more of what our work is ultimately all
     awards categories for exchanges between
                                                   various awards categories all year round.      about--people.          Please       check
     the US and UK, and we anticipate a cadre
                                                   As a result, we are in constant need of        www.fulbright.co.uk in mid-June to see
     of 65 Fulbrighters this year, up from 45 in
                                                   volunteers to participate in our selection     the re -launched home of the Fulbright
     2007. In addition, we're pleased to be
                                                   committees. Typically, this involves read-     Commission online.
     offering our most generous award yet:
                                                   ing short-listed applications and then
     The Fulbright International Science and                                                      If you have a comment or idea that you'd
                                                   convening at Fulbright House for discus-
     Technology PhD Awards which com-                                                             like to send to the Fulbright Commission,
                                                   sion and panel interviews. Usually, this
     prises a stipend for up to 36 months, tui-                                                   please do not hesitate to contact Michael
                                                   will take place over a half day with lunch
     tion and fees covered, book/equipment                                                        Scott Kline on 0207 539 4409 or
                                                   and tea/coffee provided, and the Com-
     and conference allowances, J-1 visa spon-                                                    MKline@fulbright.co.uk.
                                                   mission is happy to reimburse for any
     sorship for up to five years, round-trip
                                                   travel related expenses. Please step for-      Fulbright - Investing in the Future.
     airfare, health and accident coverage and

                                         THE FULBRIGHT ASSOCIATION
                                                      31st ANNUAL CONFERENCE
                                          “2008: THE INTERCONNECTED WORLD”

      The Fulbright Association 31st Annual        fellow.                                   available shortly. We look forward to
      Conference—“2008: The Interconnected                                                   hearing your conference plans, and we
                                                   Now Fulbright Program alumni in China
      World”—will take place in Beijing, Peo-                                                hope to see you in Beijing.
                                                   are coming together through the China
      ple’s Republic of China, from October 23
                                                   Education Association for International With best regards.
      through October 25, 2008. To help us
                                                   Exchange (CEAIE) to create the first Chi-
      plan this landmark conference, we ask                                                   Jane L. Anderson
                                                   nese Fulbright alumni organiza-
      you to a moment to complete the Con-
                                                   tion. Fulbright alumnus Zong Wa is our Executive Director
      ference Interest Survey on our website,
                                                   liaison at CEAIE, our Chinese host or-
      address below.                                                                         Fulbright Association
                                                   ganization. He and fellow Chinese Ful-
      The conference has strong roots in the       bright alumni will welcome Fulbright 666 11th Street, N.W., Suite 525
      Fulbright tradition. In November 1947,       alumni from around the world to this
                                                                                             Washington, DC 20001
      the first executive agreement under the      global conference dedicated to increas-
      Fulbright Program was concluded with         ing international understanding through (202) 347-5543 (tel.)
      China. During the 1948-49 academic           educational exchange.
                                                                                             (202) 347-6540 (fax)
      year, Derk Bodde became the first U.S.
                                                   Information on the conference program,
      scholar to receive a Fulbright award and                                               www.fulbright.org
                                                   venue, and tour opportunities will be
      served in Beijing as a Fulbright research

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    NEWS         *   NEWS * NEWS * NEWS * NEWS                                                       BFSA COMMITTEE

                                                                                        Dr Philip Swan, Chair
                      S.K. (Tim) Heninger Jr., one of the first ever Fulbright schol-
                                                                                        (Westminster 2006)
                      ars, died in February. He was born in Louisiana, USA, in          Principal Lecturer in History,
                      1922 and epitomised the kind of person the Fulbright Schol-       University of Lincoln
                      arship was intended to benefit. He grew up, the son of un-        Contact: pswan@lincoln.ac.uk
                      educated parents, in a Jewish family in the American South
                      during the Great Depression. After receiving several under-       Dr Rony Douek, Deputy Chair
                      graduate degrees he heard of and applied for a Fulbright          (Harvard, 1999)
                                                                                        Investment Director, Merlin Biosciences
                      Scholarship the very first year they were offered. He re-
                                                                                        Contact: rdouek@mba2000.hbs.edu,
                      ceived a degree from Oxford University in 1952. He retired
                      in 1993 and is survived by four children and his wife, Dottie.    Dr Henrietta Lake. Honorary Secretary
                                                                                        (Tufts University, Boston, 2001)
Professor Anthony Spencer, (Brown 1955/57) passed away in January of this year          Contact: henriettalake@gmail.com
after an unexpected heart attack. Professor Spencer had retired from the University
                                                                                        Stephen Frost
of Nottingham.
                                                                                        (Harvard 2003)
                  One of Scotland’s most highly regarded painters, Steven Camp-         Head of Diversity & Inclusion
                  bell, died last year. Campbell studied at Glasgow School of Art       London Olympic Games 2012
                  from 1978. He received his Fulbright Award in 1982 to study at        Contact: stephenfrost@yahoo.com
                  New York’s Pratt Institute where he began establishing his inter-
                                                                                        Anne Crossfield,
                  national reputation. He is survived by his wife, Carol Ann and
                                                                                        (Morgan, Lewis & Brockius. NY. 1995)
                  their three children.                                                 Barrister

After a short illness Professor Ivan Johnston, Professor of Surgery at Newcastle
                                                                                        Gideon Hoffman
University from 1966 to 1992 died just after Christmas 2007. He was a founder
                                                                                        (Columbia 2002)
member and past President of the British Association of Endocrine Surgeons. He          Policy Advisor
was also a distinguished member and former President of the International Asso-
ciation of Endocrine Surgeons.                                                          Tahitia McCabe (Scotland & Northern Ireland)
                                                                                        (2nd Air Division Memorial Library, Norwich, 2004)
                                                                                        Librarian. Fountainbridge Library
                                                                                        Contact: tahitialynn@netscape.net
            NEW COMMITTEE PROFILES.                                                     Alan Merson
                                                                                        (New York, 2002)
                                                                                        Lawyer, The Foreign Office
Stephen Frost                                                                           Contact: alan@merson.net
Stephen is Head of Diversity and Inclusion, London Olympic Games 2012. He was
a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government 2002-2003 and             Tom Ogilvie-Graham, MBE
                                                                                        (Cornell, 2001)
graduated in 2004 with a Master in Public Policy and Urban Planning. He
                                                                                        Army Officer. Colonel.
was Workplace programmes Director at Stonewall, Europe's largest gay equality           Contact: tom.ogilvie-graham@virgin.net
and diversity organisation, and led cultural change programmes in organisations
ranging from IBM and McKinsey to the Royal Navy and Manchester City Football            Karl Rouse
Club. He grew the Diversity Champions best practice programme for employers             (New York 2002)
from 65 member organisations to over 300, and increased programme revenue five-         Senior Lecturer in the Performing Arts
fold. Stephen holds a Double First from Oxford and has worked for clients in many       The Central School of Speech & Drama
                                                                                        Contact: karlrouse@hotmail.com
sectors in Britain, Greece, Tanzania and the United States.

Karl Rouse                                                                  Dr Pankaj Sharma
                                                                            (Harvard, 1999)
Karl Rouse has written, designed, and implemented the Performance Arts pro- Neurologist
gramme at The Central School of Speech and Drama, The University of London, Contact: pankaj.sharma@imperial.ac.uk
with defining events such as regular collaborations with The English National Op-
                                                                                        Louise Shaxson
era, and The Accidental Festival which takes place each May at the ICA. He is a
                                                                                        (Cornell 1988)
graduate from New York University's department of Performance Studies, King's           Consultant, DEFRA
College: London, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and The University of Sal-          Contact: louise@shaxson.com
ford. Currently he is undertaking research at Royal Holloway and The Disney Insti-
tute. Karl has directed several performances and workshops in New York, Man-            The BFSA Office
                                                                                        Fulbright House
chester and London; as a performer he has appeared in the New York Fringe Festi-        62 Doughty St
val, and Off Broadway, having worked with experimental practitioners across the         London WC1N 2JZ
USA. Other teaching and research interests lay within business strategy for per-
                                                                                        Tel: 020 7405 6750
formance, entrepreneurial policy and creative management.
                                                                                        Email: bfsa@fulbright.co.uk


                                                                                                     Fulbright Alumni News. Summer 2008- 7

Participants from Norway, Spain, USA and      resources. Volunteers for writing text and   Dr. Bernstein liked the proposal for a Euro-
Germany attended the European Fulbright       contributing to the site and the forum are   pean meeting and Dr. Hoffmann offered to
alumni meeting in Berlin in April to dis-     more than welcome. Please get in touch       introduce the plan to his colleagues from
cuss ideas and the way forward for            with the BFSA office for details on how to   the other European Fulbright Commissions
Europe.                                       contact them.                                which might support alumni to come to the
                                                                                           next Berlin seminar and would enquire
Gil Carbajal, representing the Spanish Ful-   The meeting then focused on the possibili-
                                                                                           whether there may be a grant to support
bright Alumni Association, highlighted        ties for European Events. Options dis-
                                                                                           travel for association representatives of
their monthly academic talk and get to-       cussed were whether to have a European
                                                                                           eastern European countries.
gether over dinner with other Spanish-        Conference open for all members or a
American Associations. Despite a some-        smaller working meeting for board mem- Dr. Bernstein also mentioned the new web-
times complicated relationship with the       bers or delegates. It was concluded that for site: fulbright.state.gov which has just
Fulbright Commission in Spain around 50       next year only a smaller meeting would be been launched.
participated each month.                      possible due to the currently available re-
                                                                                           Afterwards delegates were invited to the
                                              sources of the Berlin Chapter of the Ger-
Gil and German alumna Wiltrud Hammel-                                                      Welcome Dinner for the American Grant-
                                              man Association.
stein proposed the further development of                                                  ees to Europe at the Berlin Seminar which
a European website for Fulbright alumni       At this point Dr. Lisa Bernstein from the offered lots of opportunities to talk with
which could perhaps be part of the current    Department of State, US Government, Dr. grantees to many European countries.
German site, www.fulbright-alumni.eu.         Rolf Hoffmann, executive director of the
                                                                                           Dr Uwe Koch
The site could be used as a forum for jobs,   German American Fulbright Commission
events and discussion across Europe and it    and Dr. Jürgen Simon, President of the President, The German Fulbright Alumni
was felt the German Association would be      Association of Friends and Donors of the Association.
able to host this on the content manage-      German-American Fulbright Programme
ment system without to much strain on the     joined the meeting.

                                                                                                           BELGIAN FULBRIGHT
 FULBRIGHT ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND                                                                         ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

             TECHNOLOGY IN LIVERPOOL                                                          The Belgian Fulbright Alumni Associa-
                                                                                              tion will be celebrating the 60th anni-
                                                                                              versary of the Fulbright program be-
                                                                                              tween the USA, Belgium and Luxem-
A Fulbright Academy Dialogue on Science change and innovation.
                                                                                              bourg. Just to give you a little taste of
& Society Fighting Inertia for Lasting
                                           This program is open to the public. Regis-         what is coming so that you can mark
Change Liverpool, UK - September 7     -8,
                                           tration is through the British Association         your calendars and make plans to join
                                           for the Advancement of Science.                    us, here is some preliminary informa-
Why is it that people sometimes do, and                                                       tion of the planned activities:
sometimes don't, take notice of what sci-
                                                                                              October 8, 2008 concert with the
ence is saying? How much is it to do with FAST is seeking self-nominations of indi-
                                                                                              Queen Elisabeth Competition finalist
poor communication on the part of scien- viduals who would like to speak on one of
                                                                                              and Fulbright alumnus Liebrecht Van-
tists and how much is it to do with the our panels or present research in the
                                                                                              beckevoort at the residence of the US
receptiveness of people, government offi- poster session that will accompany our
                                                                                              Ambassador to Belgium.
cials and the policy community to new dialogue. To do so, please send an abstract
and emerging ideas?                        or your resume to:                                  October 18, 2008 Academic session at
                                                                                              the Palais des Académies with guest
How can we better understand the com- info@ fulbrightAcademy.org
                                                                                              speakers and a panel on "US-Belgian-
plex relationships between science and
                                             This two-day program takes place in con-         EU relations."
policy and develop tools which better
                                            junction with the annual Festival of Sci-
serve science, policy and society?                                                             November 15, 2008 Gala dinner at
                                            ence - a week-long program of events or-
                                                                                              the Cercle de Lorraine with guest
This dialogue on Monday September 8 ganized by the British Association for the
with a group of Fulbright scholars will Advancement of Science. According to the              speaker.
explore case studies such as environ- BA's website:                                           Watch the website www.faab.be for
mental policy, medical ethics or sustain-                                                     updates for the event.
                                            "The Fulbright Academy Dialogue is on
ability research. In addition to panel dis-
                                            Monday, so you can come to Liverpool for          With Fulbright greetings
cussions with Fulbright scholar experts,
                                            the weekend and stay over for the start of
the participants also will spend 90 min-                                                      Dr. Eliane Van Stichel.
                                            the workweek. The BA's weekend pro-
utes in smaller groups - discussing how
                                            gram includes special events for chil-            Belgian International Secretary.
we as individuals/ employees/ voters/
consumers can speed up (or impede)

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