Prior to departing Oslo for academic programs that take some of them to the far corners of Norway, the 2012-2013 U.S. Fulbright grantees gathered for a welcome reception at the historic Nobel Institute. Assembling in the same hall from which the Nobel Peace Prize recipients are announced, the incoming Fulbright grantees were joined by many representatives of their receiving institutions. Of the 33 grantees, there are 14 scholars, including the prestigious Arctic Chair and three Roving Scholars, and 19 students, including three English Teaching Assistants. In his remarks Ambassador White spoke of the importance and benefits of the Fulbright program while reminding each of the grantees that they, too, serve as ambassadors for the United States while overseas. Also speaking were representatives from the Ministry of Education and Research and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Following the presentations the grantees were treated to a guided tour of the Nobel Institute.
U.S. Fulbright grantees at the welcome reception at the historic Nobel Institute.
In his remarks Ambassador White spoke of the importance and benefits of the Fulbright program while reminding each of the grantees that they, too, serve as ambassadors for the United States while overseas.
Our friend Brandon Baumbach is second from left behind the podium. I am very proud to have worked with him through his last academic year at HHH. He was sponsored by the Oslo Center and had a letter of recommendation from Kjell Magne Bondevik.
Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights - US Foundation.