About the Author: Anita McBride serves as Chair of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. She is a member of the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council and is Executive in Residence at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University’s School of Public Affairs.
The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, which I chair, recently held its 251st quarterly meeting in Washington, D.C. Established by Congress and appointed by the President of the United States, the 12-member bipartisan Board supervises the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program, sponsored by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Sweeping societal and technological changes have transformed the world since 1946 when Senator Fulbright championed the Fulbright… more »