Professor M.C. Mirow to help select Fulbright Professors

Professor Matthew Mirow will complete a three-year term on the Southern Cone Regional Review Panel of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Washington, DC, this year. The Council administers the award of Fulbright U.S. Visiting Scholars, commonly referred to as Fulbright Professors, for the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Board.

The Fulbright is recognized as the United States’ premiere academic exchange program.  Over the past three years, Mirow has reviewed hundreds of applications by university professors seeking to teach or to do research in the countries comprising the Southern Cone, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and Paraguay.

Mirow, who had a Fulbright to Chile in 2009, said, “It is a great deal of fun to read and discuss applications from professors around the U.S. in all sorts of fields.  The Fulbright not only changes the lives of these professors but also touches so many students and professors in the host universities.  I have no doubt that the Fulbright program is tax money well spent.   It has really been an honor to have played a small part in the Fulbright process.”

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