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SPAA Associate Professor Cleopatra Charles Selected as Fulbright Scholar

Cleopatra Charles
Dr. Cleopatra Charles

SPAA Associate Professor Cleopatra Charles has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar in the Czech Republic for the academic year 2019-2020. For four months starting in January 2020, Dr. Charles will be hosted by Dr. Tereza Pospíšilová and the Department of Civil Society Studies in the Faculty of Humanities at Charles University in Prague.

The Fulbright Scholar Program dates back to August 1, 1946, when President Truman signed the Public Law 584 of the 79th United States Congress, also known as the "Fulbright Act." Exchange grants are awarded to teachers, professors, and research scholars on merit alone. The merit is judged not only by academic or professional standing, but also by the individual’s ability to be a good representative of his or her country. In short, the goal of increasing mutual understanding is considered to be as important as that of academic enrichment.

For more information on the Fulbright Scholar Program visit www.cies.org/programs.