Below is an overview of events from this past year. If you’d like to receive our announcements about upcoming events, please join our Fulbright NY mailing list.
Youth Mentoring Initiative @ SLC (July 7, 2016)
The Youth Mentoring Initiative is held in partnership with Sarah Lawrence College (SLC) and Yonkers Public Schools. Every summer, Sarah Lawrence College produces a High School Writers program for public school students. About 90 high school students from around the country participate, and both foreign Fulbrighters and alumni mentor the students, joining in the workshop activities and imbuing an international lens while raising awareness of the Fulbright program amongst “future American Fulbrighters.” This year marked our 15th anniversary of the Youth Mentoring Initiative and our partnerships with Yonkers Department of Education and Sarah Lawrence College. Fulbrighters participated in workshops with students in the High School Writers program, encouraging an international perspective as the students wrote about diversity, conflict resolution & global issues. More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/915044235271485
Fulbrighters in the Sky (July 3, 2016)
Fulbright NY chapter president Josephine Dorado, who also happens to be co-organizer of the NY Skydiving meetup, welcomed people to come fly in the sky and celebrate July 4th weekend with a skydive! They went to Skydive the Ranch, which is located just about 90 minutes outside NYC and is a beautiful location to jump overlooking the Shawangunk Mountains. More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/1645361535787587/
Asian Art & Dance Music @ Rubin Museum (June 24, 2016)
Fulbrighters gathered at the Rubin Museum of Art for a night of Asian art & dance music. The Rubin Museum is home to a fantastic collection of art from the Himalayas and surrounding regions. The Rubin’s free Friday nights are known for blending culture and community, featuring live music, Happy Hour from 6-7pm, and a special pan-Asian tapas menu.
Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Networking Social (May 12, 2016)
Attention policy wonks! The Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship program might be looking for you. The Fulbright NY Chapter, IIE and the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy jointly hosted a presentation on the Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship, followed by a reception. Information on Fulbright-Clinton fellowships was presented. Fulbright-Clinton Fellows serve in professional placements as special assistants in foreign government ministries or institutions and gain hands-on public sector experience in participating foreign countries while simultaneously carrying out an academic research/study project. Event page: https://fulbright-clinton-social2016.eventbrite.com
The Refugee Crisis in Greece and its Ramifications for the Future of the EU (May 3, 2016)
This discussion was led by Dr. Evangelos Venizelos, MP, Member of the Greek Parliament, Former Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Foreign Affairs, Professor of Constitutional Law (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), and former party leader of PASOK (the Panhellenic Socialist Movement). Co-sponsored by the DAAD Alumni Association in the US and Fulbright’s Greater NY Chapter. More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/1713739945577651/
Your Career: The Next Step – a career workshop (March 30, 2016)
Learn the ABC’s of a successful job search. This workshop included how to decode job descriptions, compose an effective cover letter, write a winning resume, ace the job interview, generate helpful personal and professional contacts, and get the job offer of your choice. It was presented by experienced career counselor and Fulbright Association National Board Member, Dr. Nada Beth Glick, M.Ed., Ed.D.
Global Curriculum Toolkit / Writing Workshop @ SLC (March 12, 2016)
The Global Curriculum Toolkit consists of activities and templates that apply an international, multidisciplinary lens into school topics while integrating Fulbright themes. The program is ongoing, though we have held writing workshops incorporating the Global Curriculum Toolkit for public school teachers on January 10th and March 21st this year. Case studies using Fulbright projects are included, along with activities that build international awareness. Each activity promotes a global lens and literacy by incorporating the use of maps and writing through a range of subjects. It is intentionally interdisciplinary and is designed to fit into existing school STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) curricula. We’ve implemented this in partnership with Sarah Lawrence College and Yonkers Public Schools. The school teachers have implemented the Global Curriculum Toolkit lessons in their classrooms and have gotten very positive reactions from students and other teachers alike. More info on the toolkit: http://www.fulbrightny.org/global-curric
NY Fulbrighters Tackle Diversity Education (Feb 27, 2016)
We held a Nascenta diversity workshop specifically for Fulbrighters, in a teach-the-teacher format, so that Fulbrighters could gain an understanding of the diversity workshop process and would eventually be able to teach it themselves. It’s an opportunity for Fulbrighters to do community service with a lens toward diversity and education. Nascenta is a nonprofit organization that runs diversity workshops for high school students. The workshop is based off of a lesson structure developed in South Africa in the late 1990’s by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR), to address the challenges in post-Apartheid South Africa and to build understanding of prejudices that drive decision-making and relationships. The methodology behind the workshop has garnered IJR the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education. It has been successful in South Africa and has translated very well to high school students in the US. Event page: http://fulbrightnydiversity2016.eventbrite.com
Asian Art & Dance Music @ Rubin Museum (Feb 19, 2016)
Fulbrighters gathered at the Rubin Museum of Art for a night of Asian art & dance music. The Rubin Museum is home to a fantastic collection of art from the Himalayas and surrounding regions. The Rubin’s free Friday nights are known for blending culture and community, featuring live music, Happy Hour from 6-7pm, and a special pan-Asian tapas menu. DJ Ripley spun Uzbek/Tajik pop as well as Kazakh sounds with various asian-flavored vibes and sounds.
One To World’s Dinner Diplomats (Feb 1-14, 2016)
The Fulbright NY Chapter teamed up with One To World‘s Dinner Diplomats program to offer a series of hosted dinners that brought together current grantees and Fulbright alumni. Visiting Fulbrighters were hosted at homes (or favorite places) for a meal. Over 16 different gatherings were held in which 46 current grantees were hosted between February 1st through 14th.
Fulbright NY Open Salon (Jan 22, 2016)
Our Fulbright NY Open Salons are opportunities to hear about Fulbrighters’ work by doing presentations in a cross-disciplinary, informal atmosphere, for feedback, critique or to instigate thought. Our palette of Fulbright presenters featured Steve Gordon (entertainment attorney and author of The Future of the Music Business), Carol Sterling (educational puppeteer), and Dr. Patrick Blessinger (founder and chief research scientist of the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association – HETL). Our Fulbright NY Open Salons offer opportunities to hear about Fulbrighters’ work through cross-disciplinary presentations in an informal atmosphere where feedback and critique are welcome. Event page: http://fulbrightnysalonjan2016.eventbrite.com
Fulbright NY Salon: A journey into the underwater world of New York (Dec 4, 2015)
“A journey into the underwater world of New York” was an exclusive Fulbright NY Salon in which we introduced our new Fulbright NY Alumnus-in-Residence Keith Ellenbogen and his collaborator Dr. Merry Camhi. Keith is an award-winning underwater photographer and videographer, and his current project, Underwater New York, raises awareness about the vibrant diversity of life in New York waters through vivid and, in many cases, first-ever images of the stunning marine life in New York. Dr. Merry Camhi is the Director of Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Seascape, a joint program of the New York Aquarium and the Global Marine Program which seeks to raise public awareness and take action to conserve threatened marine wildlife in the New York Bight. Read more about FAIR and Keith Ellenbogen.
#NewFulbrightsStormNY Welcome Reception 2015 (Nov 4, 2015)
The Fulbright NY Chapter & the Institute of International Education (IIE) welcomed 1st year Foreign Fulbrighters to NYC at a reception on Wednesday, Nov 4th on the beautiful rooftop terrace of the Delancey. Event page: https://newfulbrights2015.eventbrite.com