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Miami's Laura Neack a Fulbright Specialist

12/25/2002

Laura Neack, Paul Rejai Professor of Political Science at Miami University, has received a Fulbright Senior Specialists grant to support her work at Masaryk University, Czech Republic. She will be there next spring.

The Fulbright Senior Specialists Program offers two- to six-week grants to leading U.S. academics and professionals to support curricular and faculty development and institutional planning at academic institutions in 140 countries around the world.

Created to complement the traditional Fulbright Scholar Program that was started in 1946, the Senior Specialists Program aims at increasing the number of faculty and professionals who have the opportunity to go abroad on a Fulbright.

Neack is author of The New Foreign Policy: U.S. and Comparative Foreign Policy in the 21st Century (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002) and is editor of the peer-reviewed journal International Politics. She has taught at Miami since 1990. Her areas of research include foreign policy, the United Nations and peacekeeping.

The Fulbright Scholar Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Its goal is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

Grantees undertake new activities, ranging from conducting teacher training and developing and assessing curricula or educational materials to leading seminars or workshops or conducting needs assessments.

More information on the program, is at http://www.cies.org. Neack's Web page is at www.users.muohio.edu/neacklj/.

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