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About the Seminar

The Fall Seminar is provided as a benefit to all Pakistani Fulbright grantees who are beginning their programs of study in the U.S. in Fall 2015.  It is designed to help grantees understand their roles and responsibilities as Fulbrighters and to develop the skills that they will need to succeed in graduate school in the United States.

The Seminar will provide an overview of the Fulbright Program and of grantees’ rights and responsibilities, and will provide professional development and networking opportunities.  It will introduce participants to important features of the U.S. higher education system and acquaint them with the culture of the Upper South region of the United States. 

It will also provide an opportunity for grantees to learn about critical issues facing U.S. society and about the ways the U.S. responds to movements for social change. The seminar’s thematic sessions will center their attention on the U.S. Social Justice Movements and will be led by distinguished members of the University of Kentucky faculty and the Lexington community.

The Seminar will take place from November 5-9, 2015, at the Embassy Suites Lexington Hotel. In addition to participating in sessions at the seminar hotel, participants will visit the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky, and cultural sites near Lexington, including The Barrel House (Ashland/ Old Tarr Distillery).

The Seminar is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs as part of the Fulbright Program, the U.S. Government’s flagship international exchange program supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world.  For more information, visit

The Seminar is administered by the Institution of International Education (IIE).