ECA Announces Fulbright Program’s 75th Anniversary Celebration at Kennedy Center, Invites Public to View Via Livestream

November 19, 2021

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce that it will host a celebration of the Fulbright Program’s 75 years of impact at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. on November 30 at 7:00 PM EST. This special event will be livestreamed for virtual viewers.

The program will feature personal stories and performances by some of the Fulbright Program’s most extraordinary alumni, including recent participants and those who have had long and distinguished careers. The celebration will highlight the Fulbright Program’s impact in five important areas: The Environment; Education; Public Service; Science, Technology, and Public Health; and The Arts. Speakers will recognize the accomplishments of the Fulbright Program and its alumni over the past 75 years and look ahead to the exciting future of the U.S. government’s flagship international educational and cultural exchange program.

The evening will feature a special greeting from U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, as well as performances by Fulbright alumni including the gifted trumpet player Sam Nester and Alito Alessi and his remarkable DanceAbility International performers.

More than 40 Fulbright alumni will appear live on stage or via specially recorded remarks.

The event will be streamed online at on November 30, 2021 at 7:00 pm Eastern Time. Please register to receive information about the live broadcast. Viewers who are unable to join at that time may register to receive a link to view the video after the event. The full program will be available on on November 30.

About Fulbright
Since its founding 75 years ago, the Fulbright Program has given over 400,000 talented and accomplished students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals of all backgrounds and fields the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to complex global challenges. Fulbright alumni include 40 heads of state or government, 61 Nobel Prize Laureates, 75 MacArthur Foundation Fellows, 89 Pulitzer Prize Recipients, and 16 U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients. Learn more about Fulbright opportunities and visit to connect with activities, events, and alumni stories.

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