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Clarkson University’s Hinchman Named Fulbright Scholar

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Political Science Professor Lewis P. Hinchman, now on research leave from Clarkson University, has been named a Fulbright Scholar for 2009 by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Hinchman will teach at the University of Bonn in Germany from April to August of 2009. He will offer "Introduction to American Politics and Twentieth Century Political Thought," as well as "The American West," all familiar courses long taught by Hinchman at Clarkson. He also intends to perform research on "green" philosophy and politics in Germany.hinchman

The Fulbright Program, the U.S. Government’s flagship international exchange program, is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people of other countries. It promotes leadership development through learning and international cooperation.

The Fulbright Program operates in more than 150 countries worldwide and has provided approximately 279,500 participants -- chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential -- with the opportunity to study, teach or conduct research in each others’ countries and exchange ideas. Approximately 6,000 grants are awarded annually.

The program was established by Congress in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. It is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, which works with private non-profit organizations in the United States and with U.S. embassies and binational Fulbright Commissions abroad to administer the Program. Policy guidelines are established by the Presidentially-appointed J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, which also selects the recipients of Fulbright awards.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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