Fulbright Students from 68 Countries Convene in Pittsburgh to Explore Civic Engagement, Education and Youth Empowerment

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) will welcome 139 first-year Fulbright Foreign Students from 68 countries March 20-23 for a Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on the theme “Civic Engagement – Education and Youth Empowerment.” in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The seminar will explore the efforts of governments, organizations, and individuals to give a voice to young people and facilitate their participation in decisions about issues that affect them. The four-day event is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

The seminar, at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, interactive workshops, community service, and site visits. Participating Fulbright students will develop a better understanding of U.S. contemporary life and culture, policy formulation, and public attitudes on an array of important issues.

Marianne Craven, the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of ECA, Dr. Christie Gilson, a member of the presidentially appointed J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, keynote speakers.

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