Fulbright Commission celebrates 60 years in Brazil

Over 3,500 Brazilians and 2,900 Americans have taken part in programs in the US and Brazil


This year, the Fulbright Commission celebrates 60 years in Brazil. Since 1957, Fulbright has offered scholarships to graduate students, fellows and researchers who want to make a difference in their communities. During the past six decades, Fulbright has sent over 3,500 Brazilians to the US and brought over 2,900 Americans on exchange programs to Brazil.

“We are honored to have been part of these Brazilian fulbrighters’ stories, from this incredible country, and to have contributed to cultural and educational growth through exchanges between Brazil and the US. It gives us great pride to see that, through Fulbright, Brazilians and Americans have been able to share their knowledge and achieve common goals,” said the Director of the Fulbright Commission Board, Abigail Dressel.

To celebrate this special date, the Fulbright Commission is preparing a series of events in several Brazilian capitals, including seminars and talks, and a gala dinner is Brasília in the second half of the year.

The first event will be at the Ruth Cardoso Center, in partnership with CAPES and FAPESP, with recipients of the Dr. Ruth Cardoso Chair endowments at Columbia University. The program highlights the work done by Brazilian tutors and researchers in the humanities and social sciences in the USA.

The event will also honor the memory of the distinguished Prof. Ruth Corrêa Leite Cardoso, a fulbrighter at Columbia University in 1988 and an outstanding personality in the Brazilian academic scenario.

Seminar agenda:

03/23/2017: Question about Gender in Brazil and the US
Participants: Dr. Lia Zanotta Machado (UnB) and Dr. Luzia Margareth Rago (UNICAMP)
Time: 18:15
Information: carol@fulbright.org.br

06/22/2017: Diversity and Inequality in Brazil and the USA
Participants: Dr. Hebe Maria Costa Mattos Gomes Castro (UFF) and Dr. Marcelo Siqueira Ridenti (USP)
Time: 18:15
Information: carol@fulbright.org.br

08/28/2017: The Environment, Science, Technology and Society
Participants: Dr. Luis Guilherme Oliveira (UnB) and Dr. Tatiana Schor (UFAM)
Time: 18:15
Information: carol@fulbright.org.br

  • For further information about the Fulbright Commission in Brazil, go to: http://fulbright.org.br/
  • For further information on this Media Note, please contact the US Embassy Press Office in Brasília at BrasiliaEMBEUA@state.gov or on (+55 61) 3312 – 7367 / 7350 / 7364.