Italy: Fulbright Program celebrates 70th

Dec 21, 2018 233

Organised by the US-Italy Fulbright Commission, the US Department of State and the Embassy of Italy, the conference was attended by Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio, US assistant secretary of state for Education and Cultural Affairs, Marie Therese Royce and executive director of the US-Italy Fulbright Commission Paola Sartorio.

Both Varricchio and Royce highlighted the role the program played in developing and strengthening relations between the US and Italy, and for promoting excellence across a variety of fields, from politics to science. The US-Italy Fulbright Program has produced six MacArthur Foundation Fellows, seven US Ambassadors, eight Nobel laureates and 13 Pulitzer Prize winners, Royce explained during the conference, to widespread applause.

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SOURCE: https://thepienews.com

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