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James Budinich

Danish Project Support, 2020 The 2020 award went to James Budinich. James will be working with the Royal Danish Academy of Music to conduct research on the Danish composer Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen and the Danish New Simplicity movement during the 1960s. He is also developing a composition for vocalist and chamber ensemble based on the work […]

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LRE’s Anne Barbaro published in American Diplomacy

Lois Roth Endowment board member Anne Barbaro recently wrote an article titled, “Locally Employed Staff Are the Lifeblood of Cultural Diplomacy” for the online journal, American Diplomacy about the Lois Roth Endowment’s annual Gill Jacot-Guillarmod Awards. These awards honor the achievements of local staff members working in cultural programs and exchanges at US embassies and […]

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Sweden: Roth‐Thomson Awards To Supplement A Fulbright Grant

A generous gift from Ann O. Thomson, whom Lois referred to as her Swedish adoptive mother, provides supplementary project support for American Fulbrighters in Sweden every year. The 2021 Roth-Thomson Awards was presented to Hannah Ritchey. Hannah is conducting research on Muslim immigration and integration in Sweden.  She will use the Roth-Thomson Award for translation […]

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Finland: Roth‐Thomson Awards To Supplement A Fulbright Grant

A generous gift from Ann O. Thomson provides supplementary project support for American Fulbrighters in Finland every year, in cooperation with the Fulbright Finland Foundation.  For 2021, the award was presented to Lexi Lobdell. Lexi is pursuing a Master’s of Science degree in International Business and Entrepreneurship at the University of Lappeenranta. She plans to […]

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Norway: Project Support to Supplement a Fulbright Award

In collaboration with Fulbright Norway, the Roth Endowment grants an award to an American Fulbrighter in Norway every year. This year, the award went to Michelle Chang. Michelle Chang is conducting research on Norwegian mindsets about death in collaboration with the University of Bergen’s Center for Crisis Psychology to support the Center’s work with the […]

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A conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey C. Stewart

On February 25th, Dr. Jeffrey C. Stewart, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Fulbright Scholar Alumnus to Italy, joined Dr. Joanne Braxton for a virtual discussion of his most recent work, The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke (2018). Joanne Braxton, PhD is Frances L. and Edwin L. Cummings Professor of the Humanities Emerita at William & […]

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Fulbright75 Celebrates Pathbreaking Scholar of Black American History

On February 19th, a virtual panel discussion explored the life and work of renowned historian, Dr. John Hope Franklin, a Fulbright alumnus to multiple countries and former Fulbright Board Chair. Dr. Franklin’s From Slavery to Freedom forever changed the way the American story is told by illuminating the integral role of Black Americans in the United States; a recording […]

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Roth Endowment Awards for Excellence in Cultural Diplomacy

We are very pleased to present the video of the LRE Awards for Excellence in Cultural Diplomacy! The 2020 Award Ceremony of the Bureau for Educational and Cultural Diplomacy (ECA) was presented virtually on December 9, 2020. This 7-minute video is an excerpt that focuses on the Awards sponsored by the Lois Roth Endowment. Kudos […]

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Fulbright Impact in the Field

A virtual panel discussion on “Fulbright Impact in the Field: Strengthening International Engagement on US Campuses” took place on March 8. It was organized as part of events marking the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Program, which counts 400,000 alumni from all different backgrounds. The wide-ranging conversation involved US university presidents Ronald Crutcher, Joan Gabel, Willard […]

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Gill Jacot Guillarmod Career Achievement Award

We are excited to announce our new Gill Jacot-Guillarmod Career Achievement Award!  Since 2011, the Roth Endowment Awards for Excellence in Cultural Diplomacy have been given in partnership with, and at the Annual Awards Ceremony of the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. One such award was established in 2013 to honor […]

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