FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 26, 2017
The Fulbright Program is pleased to announce that Dr. John Hartig of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be the Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Hartig will undertake multi-disciplinary research as part of a project to evaluate what has been achieved and learned through 32 years of development and implementation of remedial actions plans to restore degraded areas of the Great Lakes called Areas of Concern. The lessons learned from this research will help other countries in their efforts to clean up and restore degraded ecosystems throughout the world and will help with sustaining restoration programs in the Great Lakes.
Dr. Hartig is one of over 800 U.S. citizens who will teach, conduct research, and/or provide expertise abroad for the 2017-2018 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as record of service and demonstrated leadership in their respective fields.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in over 160 countries worldwide.
Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given more than 370,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
Fulbrighters address critical global issues in all disciplines, while building relationships, knowledge, and leadership in support of the long-term interests of the United States. Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in many fields, including 57 who have been awarded the Nobel Prize, 82 who have received Pulitzer Prizes, and 37 who have served as a head of state or government.
For more information:
Tiffany Bradley, Balsillie School of International Affairs, 67 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 6C2, Canada; [email protected]; 226.772.3060
Alanna Blackie DeMos, Fulbright Canada, 350 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1A4, Canada; [email protected]; 613.688.2029
Fulbright Canada is a bi-national, treaty-based non-governmental, not-for-profit organization with a mandate to identify and engage exception scholars and students in reciprocal academic exchange. Fulbright Canada is firmly committed to community development, to diversity, and to the development of mutual understanding. The Fulbright Canada alumni that continue to demonstrate excellence and promote mutual understanding between the people of Canada and United States, are a testament to the value of international education and international collaborative research.