Maine Chapter of the Fulbright Association

About Us

The mission of the Fulbright Association is to advocate for the Fulbright Program and promote international education. Our vision is a world where international exchange is widely recognized as a force for peace.

Maine Chapter of the Fulbright Association

Preserving and promoting the legacy of the Fulbright story in Maine and beyond

Our Chapter vision is that Fulbright stories and experiences will be an inspiration to service and participation in Chapter programs that ultimately aim to foster mutual understanding among peoples of the world.

Our Chapter mission is to promote continued opportunities for life-long learning, collaborative networking, service, and programming that celebrate international educational and cultural exchanges in support of Fulbright alumni, aspiring Fulbrighters, and the legacy of J. William Fulbright.

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Robert L. Lively, Jr.


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Elizabeth Eames

Grade 6 English Language Arts Teacher, Greely Middle School

  • Fulbright Teaching Exchange, 2011-2012 United Kingdom
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Dorothy Klimis-Zacas

Professor of Clinical Nutrition and Cooperating Graduate Faculty School of Biomedical Sciences & School of Food and Agriculture, University of Maine, Orono

  • Core Award (Teaching/Research), 1995, Greece
  • Senior Specialist (Agriculture), 2008, Italy
  • Senior Specialist (Agriculture), 2012, Italy
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Charles H. Norchi

Benjamin Thompson Professor of Law, University of Maine School of Law

  • Fulbright-Ministry of Foreign Affairs Arctic Scholar, 2018, Iceland
Michael J. Socolow

Michael J. Socolow

Department of Communication and Journalism, University of Maine

  • Fulbright Research Scholar, News and Media Research Centre, University of Canberra [Australia], 2019
Michael J. Socolow

Anna Welch

Clinical Professor and Founding Director of the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic, University of Maine School of Law


  • Fulbright Scholar: Lima, Peru, 2005-2006, water rights and water privatization

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