I got the letter now – officially congratulating me on being a Fulbrighter!
The Fulbright Program aims to bring a little more knowledge, a little more reason, and a little more compassion into world affairs and thereby increase the chance that nations will learn at last to live in peace and friendship.—Senator J. William Fulbright
Fulbright is one of the most prestigious awards programs worldwide, operating in over 155 countries and its grantees have become heads of state, judges, ambassadors, cabinet ministers, CEOs, university presidents and. Fun Fact: Forty-three (43) Fulbright alumni have won Nobel Prizes (including two in 2010, Peter A. Diamond and Ei-ichi Negishi) and seventy-eight have won Pulitzer Prizes. So I am in good company LOL
The Fulbright Program was founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946. Under the Fulbright Program, U.S. citizens are eligible to go abroad, and non-U.S. citizens like myself are eligible to go to the United States. The program was established to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries, such as Norway, through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills.
As of 2010, 300,000 persons – 114,000 from the United States and 188,000 from other countries (including Norway) – have participated in the program since it began.
Link to Nobel Price Winners who are also Fulbrighters: http://fulbright.state.gov/uploads/d0/d4/d0d4a008d927e0ee6a982e34df1ff15b/Legacy-of-Leadership—Fulbright-Nobel.pdf
Muhammad Yunus – Nobel Peace Prize 2006
Henry Kissinger – U.S.A. – Nobel Peace Prize 1973