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Milton Glaser Fulbright Student to Italy, 1952

Video still from the Milton Glaser Fulbright Student to Italy, 1952 video

Milton Glaser is the artist most famous for creating the "I ♥ NY" symbol. He went to Bologna, Italy in 1952 on a Fulbright to "learn how to draw". In this video, Mr. Glaser discusses Fulbright - "the most profound experience of your life" - and his career.

Jonathan Franzen - Fulbright Student to Germany, 1981

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American writer and novelist Jonathan Franzen - who received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to Germany in 1981 for a project in creative writing - discusses his Fulbright experience and its impact on his career. Mr. Franzen is interviewed by recently-returned Fulbright Alumnus Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, whose Fulbright U.S. Student award to Germany in 2009 was also for a project in creative writing.

Brian Rutenberg - Fulbright Student to Ireland, 1997

Video still of Brian Rutenberg painting from the video, Brian Rutenberg - Fulbright Student to Ireland, 1997

Artist Brian Rutenberg brings us into his studio to discuss the evolution of his art, the Fulbright he received to Ireland, and what he is doing now.

Groundbreaking Musical Exchange - Center Stage

Still image of Center Stage performers.

Center Stage, is a groundbreaking cultural diplomacy initiative that connects foreign artists with American communities through the performing arts.

Dance Diplomacy - DanceMotion USA

DanceMotion USA

Through the DanceMotion USA program, the U.S. Department of State supports a series of tours by a select number of American contemporary dance companies to increase cross-cultural understanding between the United States and countries around the world.

International Writing Program - Video

Christopher Merrill, Director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.

Christopher Merrill, Director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, explains the valuable cultural exchanges that take place each year when writers from around the world gather for a semester in Iowa City to discuss and share their craft.

The Rhythm Road - Bluegrass Band The Student Loan

The American Bluegrass band, The Student Loan, performs during their Rhythm Road tour of Asia.

Members of the bluegrass band, The Student Loan, talk about their trip to Asia as part of The Rhythm Road.

A Conversation with Ray Bradbury

If you burn books, you burn everything in a society. Ray Bradbury

We talked with Bradbury about his career, writing philosophy, and his feelings about being included in the U.S. State Department's Big Read Egypt/U.S. project.

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