Fulbright Online Seminar

If you’re curious about what this year’s American Fulbrighters are doing in Norway, or just curious in general, please join us for some or all of the annual Fulbright seminar, which for pandemic reasons this year will be hosted online. 16 of our current Fulbrighters will give brisk 10-minute presentations of the fascinating and enormously diverse intellectual pursuits that have brought them to Norway.  

Register for seminar sessions here

Thursday, Feb. 17

Tracing: Observing and Forging Connections Through Art
Elizabeth Ellenwood, Photography, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute
Beili Liu, Arts, University of Tromsø
Miranda Moen, Architecture, Norwegian Emigrant Museum & Oslo School of Architecture and Design

Global Human Population Dynamics Across the 21st Century
Paul Berkman, Science Diplomacy, University of Tromsø
Hannah Garry, Law, University of Oslo

Thursday, Feb. 17

Views of America from the Norwegian Classroom
Renee Brekke-Ebbott, Roving Scholar for Upper Secondary Schools, Norwegian National Centre for English and other Foreign Languages in Education
Tracy Davis, Roving Scholar for the Lower Secondary Schools, Norwegian National Centre for English and other Foreign Languages in Education
Jillian Impastato, English Teaching Assistant, University of Agder
Michael Keller, Literature, University of Bergen

Friday, Feb. 18

Arctic Ecologies: On Sea Ice Meiofauna, Sea Ice Algae, and Ecopoetry
Megan Lenss, Oceanography, Norwegian Polar Institute & University of Tromsø
Kathleen Paltrineri, Language, University of Oslo & University of Tromsø
Evan Patrohay, Environmental Sciences, University of Tromsø

Healthy World, Healthy Body
Kathleen Epstein, Geography, University of Oslo
Meghana Kamineni, Computer Science, University of Oslo
Julia Jackman, Social Sciences, Norwegian University of Science & Technology
Lucia Wagner, Neuroscience, University of Bergen

Zoom fatigue will be kept to a minimum, and the great range and variety of topics will remind you of how much there is to know, and what a pleasure it is to know even just a little about many of them.   The Danish polymath  and aphorist Piet Hein has provided what might be an appropriate motto for this smorgasbord seminar:  “Å vite hva man ikke vet, er dog en slags allvitenhet” (“To know what, one knows not, is in a sense, omnisci-ence). Please join us! The U.S.- Norway Fulbright Foundation is grateful for the academic hospitality afforded our grantees by Norwegian host institutions and advisors, and to our grantees for sharing their insights and experiences with us in this seminar.