March 21, 2016

Fulbright Program presentation is today

James Miller, executive director of the Moroccan-American Commission for Educational & Cultural Exchange, the Fulbright Program office for Morocco, will give a presentation to faculty and students today (March 21).

“Fulbright in Morocco; Fulbright at SIU – What’s in it for You?,” is from 4 to 5 p.m. in Morris Library’s John C. Guyon Auditorium. A reception in the Hall of Presidents will follow.

The bi-national Fulbright Commission in Rabat, Morocco’s capitol, has seen more than 1,600 Moroccans and nearly 700 Americans study, teach, and research in each other’s country since 1982. SIU Carbondale is emerging as a focus for interest in Morocco, and several Fulbright connections, through student and faculty grants, have served to get this international connection off the ground.

Miller is here to talk about the possibilities for grants for students and faculty, and lay out some of the directions that universities can take to forge linkages with Morocco, which is experiencing a period of dynamic change in agriculture, tourism, industry, and its infrastructure.