The Fulbright Association was proud to sponsor a reception for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in honor of her service to the Fulbright community and to recognize the renaming of the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship, now named the J. William Fulbright - Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellowship. Hosted and co-sponsored by the Wilson Center, the event was attended by many Fulbright alumni, representatives of the State Department, members of the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship board, and 23 fellows who are about to embark on their Fulbright experience.
The Association was represented by Executive Director, Steve Reilly, Board President, John Vogel, several other national board members, representatives from the national capital area chapter board, FA staff, and our favorite lady of Fulbright, Ms. Harriet Fulbright. We are very happy to continue the Fulbright legacy and ensure it is here for generations to come.
In her remarks, Secretary Clinton said:
"[Senator Fulbright] had the wisdom
to understand that international relations are ultimately about people, and if
you can build trust and understanding, see each other as fellow human beings,
looking at that dignity that each of us is endowed with regardless of country
or cause, then perhaps conflict can be avoided and progress achieved.”
The State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural
Affairs explains on its website:
Read more about the event on the State Department website.
"The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship
was officially renamed this year the J. William Fulbright-Hillary Rodham
Clinton Fellowship (Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship) in recognition of Secretary
Clinton’s leadership in public service and commitment to the ideals of the