Asma Abbas, associate professor of politics and philosophy and Emily H. Fisher Faculty Fellow, was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to serve as distinguished chair in social studies at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic, spring 2018.
In a recent interview with The Berkshire Eagle, Asma explained “this Fulbright scholarship will allow her to keep her work as a teacher tied to her work as a writer and thinker, just as Simon’s Rock has allowed her the freedom to teach in ways that shape her as well as her students…”
As a Fulbright grantee, Asma join the ranks of distinguished participants in the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. “Fulbright alumni have become heads of state, judges, ambassadors, cabinet ministers, CEOs, and university presidents, as well as leading journalists, artists, scientists, and teachers. They include 58 Nobel Laureates, 82 Pulitzer Prize winners, 31 MacArthur Fellows, 16 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients, and thousands of leaders across the private, public and nonprofit sectors. Since its inception in 1946, more than 370,000 ‘Fulbrighters’ have participated in the Program.”