Fulbright Impact in the Field Panel Series

Since the emergence of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Fulbright participants and alumni have been working tirelessly to uplift, innovate, and find solutions to challenges facing our communities and world. 

Eager to tap into the extensive expertise of our alumni, we are pleased to announce “Fulbright Impact in the Field,” an ongoing series of panels on a variety of timely issues. These 90-minute panels, open to Fulbrighters and the general public, provide a digital space for Fulbright thought leaders to share their insights, expertise, and Fulbright’s impact on local and global communities.

Our panel series includes:

November 20th, 2020, 2PM EST
Re-Imagining International Education in a Post-Pandemic World

In celebration of International Education Week 2020, this panel will convene a panel of international education and exchange experts to share their perspectives on the current challenges and opportunities facing international education and study abroad. As experts in international education and student fellowships, they will discuss the positive impacts of study abroad on U.S. campus communities, the effects of COVID-19, how higher education professionals continue to adapt to the “new normal,” and how their respective Fulbright experiences shaped their careers and influence their outlook on international education.


October 7th, 2020
Nursing, COVID-19, and the Future of Care

This panel dives into the lived experiences of Fulbrighters who work as nurses in academia, community health, emergency preparedness, technology, and more. Now navigating an environment challenged by COVID-19, the panelists will discuss how public health is administered internationally and how technology will impact the future of care, including: telemedicine and remote screening services, faster and more efficient monitoring of affected populations, and more equitable healthcare access.


August 13th, 2020
Disability Rights, Inclusion, and the International Legacy of the ADA

In celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)'s 30th Anniversary, this panel convened a group of alumni scholars with disabilities, accessibility and inclusion advocates, and legal experts to explain, reflect on, and envision the future of the ADA’s impact in the United States and around the world. Topics of conversation will include contemporary issues in the disability rights movement, accessibility and inclusion in an international context, and the experiences of scholars abroad.


July 1st, 2020
Race, Justice, and the Global Civil Rights Struggle

This panel engaged an interdisciplinary panel of Fulbright alumni experts in an academic discussion designed to deepen our understanding of racial injustice and contemporary issues in policing and criminal justice, and to contextualize our current moment in the global history of the civil rights struggle.


May 28th, 2020
Digital Education, COVID-19, and the Future of Teaching and Learning

U.S. and foreign Fulbright alumni experts shared their perspectives about the current challenges and opportunities for delivering and receiving instruction online. Drawing on their experience, they addressed current best practices for virtual teaching and learning; issues of access, equity, and bridging the “digital divide;” and how educational institutions can successfully adapt to an online-only environment.


May 15th, 2020
Global Health & COVID-19

Panelists discussed their experience combatting the pandemic as physicians and scientists. They shared stories and perspectives of life on the frontlines of coronavirus treatment, how research makes an impact, how their jobs have changed over the past few months due to the Novel Coronavirus pandemic, and their hopes for future public health preparedness.