H.E. Ambassador Wesner and her husband Blaine invited the newly-arrived US Fulbright students and scholars; recently-returned Austrian Fulbright students, scholars and TAs; and friends and partners of Fulbright Austria to a festive and cordial reception at their home in honor of The Fulbright Program.
Twenty-one new US Fulbright student grantees and four scholars participated in the fall 2015 US Fulbright orientation, which included lectures and discussions in Fulbright Austria's Q21 offices, a reception held by H.E. Ambassador Alexa Wesner, a walking tour of Vienna's Ringstrasse, and a field trip to the beautiful Wachau valley.
Executive Director Dr. Lonnie Johnson spoke about “The Fulbright Program in Transition, 1989-2014” at the "J. William Fulbright in International Perspective: Liberal Internationalism and US Global Influence" conference at the University of Arkansas's Diane D. Blair Center for Southern Politics and Society.
The Fulbright Program was awarded the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation on June 12, 2014, as announced by the Prince of Asturias Foundation. Widely considered to be “Spain’s Nobel Prize,” the Prince of Asturias Award exists “to reward scientific, technical, cultural, social, and humanitarian work carried out at an international level by individuals, institutions or groups of individuals or institutions.”