Fulbright, Humphrey Alumni Conference held
American Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale joined the Rector of National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Engineer Muhammad Asghar in welcoming more than 200 alumni to the 12th Annual Fulbright and Humphrey Alumni Conference, organised by the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) and hosted by the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST).
The conference, held from December 4-6, consists of a series of twelve seminars with roundtable discussions chaired by various scholars, Fulbright and Humphrey Fellowship alumni, and special guest speakers from the US Embassy in Pakistan and the Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs in Washington, DC.
“The United States is deeply committed to our relationship with Pakistan and we demonstrate this by making investments in Pakistan that foster its prosperity and the welfare of Pakistani society,” Ambassador Hale said.
“The Fulbright and Humphrey Fellowship exchanges contribute to increase mutual understanding between America and Pakistan.”
USEFP was established in 1950 by the governments of Pakistan and the United States. USEFP is a binational commission that promotes increased academic and professional exchange between the United States and Pakistan. The Fulbright programme in Pakistan receives the largest amount of US government funding world-wide. Nearly 4,000 Pakistanis alumni have participated in the Fulbright programme and 200 in the Humphrey Fellowship.
The Fulbright programme was named after the late US Senator J. William Fulbright and funds study and research to “promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries of the world.” The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Programme honours the memory and accomplishments of the late Senator and Vice President by bringing accomplished mid-career professionals with demonstrated leadership potential to the United States for a year of graduate-level, non-degree academic coursework and professional development activities.