All Events

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.


17 Jul
The Friends of Fulbright Association- General Assembly Meeting
July 17, 2015 -
10:00 to 12:30
- Residence of the US Embassy's Public Affairs Attache, Kfar Shmaryahu

USIEF's non-profit organization, the Friends of Fulbright Association, met to discuss its future activities. Fulbright American Senior Specialist Fellow, Professor Ted Gup, opened the event with a lecture on "The Power of Secrecy."


09 Jul
Annual MBA Fair
July 9, 2015 -
12:00 to 21:00
- Dan Panorama Hotel Tel Aviv

The fair  gave prospective students an opportunity to hear presentations on the admission process, how to take the TOEFL, GRE and GMAT tests needed for MBA admission, and speak directly with U.S. admission representatives and alumni from over 24 leading business schools.

Furthermore, students interested in beginning their application strategy will be able to hold one-on-one meetings with the expert team of EducationUSA counselors.

  • Over 24 of the leading business schools attended;
  • ETS  - the TOEFL and GRE test administrators;
  • GMAC – the GMAT test administrators;
  • Two of the leading Canadian business schools attended;
  • Many new universities;
  • New programs.

28 May
Fulbright Annual Dinner
May 28, 2015 -
19:00 to 21:00
- Ambassador Residence

Ambassador Shapiro Celebrates with Fulbright Awardees and Leading Israeli Academics

Group gathers to mark Fulbright’s contributions to the U.S.-Israel relationship


U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro hosted the  recipients of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship at his residence yesterday evening. The annual celebration marked the end of the school year, but was also a sendoff for the scholars, who will travel to the United States for the 2015/2016 school year. The event was also attended by senior representatives of Israeli academic institutions, many Fulbright alums themselves.

“We continue to believe that the contacts made through educational exchange programs are essential to the deep relations between the U.S. and Israel,” Ambassador Shapiro noted. “The Fulbright program brings together the greatest minds from the United States with the very best of Israel.”


Artistic Performance of American Fulbright Fellows

Fulbright Post Graduate students in Israel Casey Thorne and Liliana Carrizo performance at the Fulbright Annual dinner.


06 Nov
Fulbright Alumnus Sheikh Ghassan Manasra Honored by Temple University
November 6, 2014 -
02:00 to 03:00
- Tel Aviv, USIEF Office

Sheikh Ghassan Manasra (Fulbright Interfaith Community Action Program, ’08) was awarded the 2014 Outstanding Leader in Interreligious Dialogue Award from Temple University in a ceremony held at the USIEF’s office. The renowned Dialogue Institute at Temple University honored Sufi Sheikh Manasra with this prize, which recognizes outstanding individuals engaged in interreligious dialogue in areas where it is resisted and often under significant risk. Manasra is the director of Anwar il-Salaam, “Lights of Peace,” also known as the Islamic Cultural Center, a Nazareth-based NGO dedicated to spreading the message of a tolerant, moderate Islam within the Muslim world, and interreligious dialogue within Israel, the West Bank, and the region. See the video of the event: