All Events

22 Dec
Fulbright Alumni Lead Sakhnin Outreach Session
December 22, 2015 -
10:30 to 12:30
- Sakhnin College for Teacher Education, Lower Galilee

Alumni of the Fulbright FLTA Program (Foreign Language Teaching Assistant- Arabic) shared their experiences in a pilot outreach session intiated by FLTA alumnus and English Teacher at Sakhnin College, Iyad Malouf. The event was organized by Malouf, Fulbright Alumni Program Coordinator Deborah Kaufman, and Dr. Manal Yazbak Abu Ahmad, Fulbright postdoc alumna and head of the English Department at the College. Dr. Yazbak Abu Ahmad opened the session with encouraging words about her Fulbright experience followed by Fulbright Program Coordinator, Sandy Mattar, who presented the Outreach MA Program for Arab-Israeli students and the FLTA Program. FLTA alumni then talked about their life-changing time on the progam. Participating FLTA alumni included: Alaa Jubran, Eman Abu Salah, Salah Fokra and his wife Lana Jihad Barqawi (FLTA Jordan alumna).


Alaa Jubran, FLTA alumnus and English Teacher at Emek Yezreel College and the Open University-Nazareth.


From right, first row: Dr. Manal Yazbak Abu Ahmad, Fulbright Program Coordinator Sandy Mattar, FLTA alumnus Iyad Malouf and Sakhnin College English students.


FLTA alumna Eman Abu Salah addresses the students.


Salah Fokra, FLTA alumnus and English Teacher at Sakhnin College and Al-Bashaer High School (Sakhnin).


Iyad Malouf, FLTA alumnus and English Teacher at Sakhnin College.


Sakhnin College students and FLTA alumni.


From left: Lana Jihad Barqawi, Salah Fokra, Iyad Malouf, Eman Abu Salah, Manal Yazbak Abu Ahmad, Fulbright Alumni Program Coordinator Deborah Kaufman and Sandy Mattar.


Sakhnin College for Teacher Education, Lower Galilee.




18 Nov
Fulbrighters Speak at "Study in the US" Info Session
November 18, 2015 -
17:00 to 19:00
- The American Center, Jerusalem

In celebration of International Education Week, the American Center is sponsoring a "Study in the US" info session featuring Israeli Fulbright alumnus, Ido Sivan Sevilla (MA, 2014, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Public Policy) and American Fulbrighter John Kolinski (Postdoc fellow, 2014, Harvard University, Physical Sciences) both currently at Hebrew University. The two will share their experiences, tips and insights. The event is free and open to the public.


Fulbright MA alumnus Ido Sivan Sevilla (left) and American Fulbrighter John Kolinski (center) at the American Center.















11 Nov
Alumni Welcome 2015 American Fulbrighters in Haifa-North
November 11, 2015 -
14:45 to 18:00
- Haifa University

Fulbright Alumni Association of Israel (FAAI)- Haifa North alumni warmly welcome our 2015 American Fulbrighters based in the north. 


American Fulbrighters Kayla Nonn, Nathan Walton and Richard Mapes were joined by FAAI-Haifa North steering committee members and other alumni for a tour of the Hecht Museum, a bird's eye view of Haifa from the top of the Eshkol Tower and coffee and conversation on the University of Haifa campus.

Alumni Arnon Keren & Doron Kliger with American Fulbrighters and the Haifa-North steering committee members, Hecht museum, Haifa U.


A bird's eye view of Haifa- Efrat Shadmi, Haifa-North steering committee member and American graduate student fellow, Richard Mapes, at the top of the Eskol Tower, Haifa U.


Checking out the Hecht's Amedeo Modigliani.


Haifa-North steering committee members, Fadi Kanaan, Efrat Shadmi and Oren Golan, joined by alumnus Arnon Soffer, with American Fulbrighters, Richard Mapes, Kayla Nonn and Nathan Walton.




13 Oct
2015/2016 US Fulbright Fellows Orientation Day
October 13, 2015 -
09:00 to 14:00
- USIEF Office
08 Sep
Alumni Outreach at Oranim Academic College
September 8, 2015 -
10:00 to 11:30
- Oranim Acadmic College- Kiryat Tiv'on

Fulbright Outreach Program alumni, Awni Mousa (MA, '14, Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, New York University) and Fadi Kanaan (MA, '10, Educational Psychology & Methodology, State University of New York-Albany) shared with students about their experiences and the opportunities of the Fulbright MA Program. The event was initiated by Fulbright postdoc alumna and head of the Biology and Environment Department at Haifa University, Dr. Tamar Kaesar, who teaches at the Oranim campus. 


23 Jul
A lecture by a Fulbright Senior Specialist, Professor Ted Gup, on “Secrecy and its Casualties.”
July 23, 2015 -
18:00 to 20:00
- Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

In a joint event with the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Professor Ted Gup will talk about democracy in what has been called “The Information Age.” Even in the most robust of democracies, even in an era celebrated for unprecedented access to information, secrecy is pervasive. Professor Gup, a Fulbright Senior Specialist and a well-known author, will explain how Many of us have become so accustomed to it that we are no longer aware of its impact, though it touches us in every sphere of our lives, both political and personal. In the lecture, he will examine the nature of secrecy, its reach and depth, and how it affects us all.