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Posted June 7, 2012


Carleton University Excels in Prestigious Fulbright Program

Ottawa - Carleton University is proud to announce that one of its postdoctoral fellows, along with two students, have been named Fulbright scholars for the 2012-‘13 academic year. At the same time, the University will host two distinguished Fulbright scholars from the United States.

The world-renowned Fulbright program is predicated on the principle that scholarly and academic exchanges are critical to a more peaceful and productive world.

Daniel MacFarlane, a postdoctoral fellow at Carleton, has been named the FulbrightVisiting Research Chair in Canadian Studies at Michigan State University. This chair carries a value of $25,000 for one semester. In Michigan, from January to April 2013, he will conduct research on a project entitled, A Transnational Environmental, Cultural, and Social History of the St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project. MacFarlane will follow this opportunity with a period of research at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY.

Danielle Fraser and Raphael Guévin-Nicoloff have been named Fulbright scholars. Each will receive a Traditional Fulbright Student Award, which carries a fixed cash value of $15,000 to be used toward the cost of studying abroad. Fraser, a graduate student in the Department of Biology, will spend the 2012-‘13 academic year at the University of Wyoming, where she will study the impact of global warming on the American Pronghorn. As part of his master’s degree, Guévin-Nicoloff will spend the next two years at Johns Hopkins University, where he will be conducting research on the expansion of the role of the provinces in Canadian foreign policy and its impact on Canada-U.S. relations. He graduated with his bachelor's degree from Carleton on June 6.

“Completing my bachelor's degree in Public Affairs through Carleton University's Arthur Kroeger College provided me with valuable training and preparation to take this next big step,” said Guévin-Nicoloff. “I chose to complete my master’s in international relations at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University because of the possibility to specialize in international economics, Canadian studies and American foreign policy. This line of study will enhance the research project I will be conducting as part of the Fulbright scholarship.”

“It is with a great deal of pleasure that I welcome Dr. MacFarlane, Ms. Fraser and Mr. Guévin-Nicoloff to the distinguished group of Fulbright scholars,” says Dr. Michael K. Hawes, executive director of Fulbright Canada and an alumnus of the program (Berkeley, ’99). “Their research will undoubtedly make meaningful and significant contributions to the fields of history, biology and international relations.”

Carleton University is hosting two distinguished Fulbright scholars from the United States. Robert Rotberg, a professor from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and president emeritus of the World Peace Foundation, will be at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs from September toDecember of 2013. While in Ottawa, Rotberg will be conducting research on global conflict prevention.

Richard Vengroff, professor and dean of Humanities and Social Science at Kennesaw State University, will be at Carleton from January to April 2013 to conduct research on paradiplomacy and immigration policy.

By engaging our brightest minds in academic exchanges, Fulbright Canada seeks to enhance mutual understanding between Canada and the United States. Through its bilateral academic exchanges of outstanding students, scholars and professionals, it strengthens Canada-U.S. relations by examining a wide range of subjects that are critical to the relationship between the two countries.

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