Dr. Pamela Moore participates in Fulbright International Education Administrators Seminar in France, Germany

Will Hehemann School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

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Dr. Pamela Moore speaks about the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and the U.S. land-grant system to other Fulbright seminar participants and representatives of AgroParisTech, a leading French graduate school for education and research in life sciences, agronomy, food technology and the environment.

Dr. Pamela Moore, associate dean for global engagement, Office of International Programs at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, recently received a travel award by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB), which funded her travel and participation in the Fulbright International Education Administrators Seminar held at locations in France and Germany.

Twelve program participants, including Dr. Moore, represented universities from the U.S. including California, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas, Maine and New York. The intensive two-week learning experience included programs focused on promoting social equality at high school and higher education levels, as well as European strategies for higher education integration in a global context.

Participants also learned about the specifics of the higher education system in France during meetings and site visits in both Marseilles and Paris. The seminar ended at the University of Bonn in Bonn, Germany, during a three-day joint session with German Fulbright seminar participants.

“Spending an extended period of time reflecting deeply on the role of higher education in a global context with fellow international education administrators and university officials was an absolutely wonderful experience,” Dr. Moore said. “The program was multi-dimensional, with stimulating and informative dialogue taking place between American colleagues and French citizens in the higher education sector, all from diverse walks of life. I was particularly impressed with the intentional manner in which French society engages with the challenges of social inclusion in an era characterized by terrorism, the fluid migration of people and ideas and the continuing inequality that persists in modern society.”

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Participants of the Fulbright International Education Administrators Seminar

In addition to visits to higher education sites, the program included walking tours of historical and cultural sites in Marseilles, Paris and Aix-en-Provence, France.

The FFSB, a 12-member board appointed by the U.S. president, selected recipients of the Fulbright awards in collaboration with the Franco-American Fulbright Commission in France. The grants were made possible through funds appropriated annually by the U.S. Congress, as well as contributions from partner countries and the private sector.

According to the FFSB, the Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between Americans and people from other nations through international educational exchange programs. The organization’s goal of international understanding is based on a commitment from Fulbright grantees to establish long-term communication and collaboration in educational, political, cultural, economic and scientific fields.

Fulbright alumni have become heads of state, judges, ambassadors, cabinet ministers, CEOs and university presidents, as well as leading journalists, artists, scientists and teachers. They include Nobel Laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, MacArthur Fellows, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients and thousands of leaders across the private, public and non-profit sectors.

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