William E. Wright: In Memoriam

8 May 2017

Two-time Fulbright alumnus and historian William E. Wright was among that pioneering generation of Fulbrighters who participated in the earliest years of Austrian-American exchanges in the early 1950s. He went on to found the Center of Austrian Studies at the University of Minnesota and contribute significantly to scholarship and mutual understanding between Austria and the USA.

Bill Wright as applicant for a Fulbright award in 1953
Bill Wright, founding Director of the Center for Austrian Studies (1977-88) with some of his successors: Fulbright alum Prof. David Good (1989-1996), Fulbright-Hayes alum Prof. Gary Cohen (2001-2010), Prof. Gerhard Weiss (1999-2001) (l. to. r.)