The program did not only have a positive impact on my own professional development; it also enabled me to inspire people in the US, whom I would have…
My Fulbright award allowed me to interview members of the Archduke’s family, other Habsburg descendants, and people across Austria and Germany impacted by the Second World War and the Holocaust. It has been said by many people, in many places, over many years that having a Fulbright is a life-changing experience. That has certainly been the case for me.
"In terms of my personal development as a U.S. law professor, the Austrian experience has been invaluable. I believe that the breadth that it has added to my knowledge and the relationships that I have developed with European academics has made me a more effective contributor at my home university."
"Many of my scholarly activities (conferences I organize, joint research) would not have been possible without the chances the Fulbright program offered me. And I dare say I have paid back some of it by speaking at American Universities and telling American students about Austria and Austrian culture..."
"[I] remain committed to furthering the Fulbright ideals wherever I am: as a researcher, as an educator, as a human rights advocate, as a citizen of the world."
"...I knew that I would have exciting opportunities to teach in one of the world's most engaging cities. I did not know, however, that my experience would lead to more than 25 years of collaboration, international programs, and scholarly work..."
"I don't know if I will have the opportunity to live [in today´s Vienna] as I did the city of decades past, but I still dream of it ... It gave my succeeding career enormous depth and diversity of knowledge. Nothing short of a Fulbright could have ever been so formative and inspiring."
"Looking at the pictures from a recent Austrian Studies Conference I hosted ..., I am reminded of the importance of the support of the Fulbright for so many scholars of Austrian Studies."
"I spoke with the U.S. Ambassador Alexa Wesner and entrepreneur Selma Prodanovic on a panel on women entrepreneurs..."