Dr. Arijit Sen received a Fulbright award to India. He will travel to Kozhikode, Kerala during fall 2020 to direct a version of the Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures Field School with students and research faculty at the Department of Architecture, NIT Calicut, Kerala.
From the letter: A presidentially appointed 12-member board, responsible for supervising the Fulbright Program worldwide approved the selection of all Fulbright recipients. The grant is a reflection of applicant’s leadership and contributions to society and is made possible through funds appropriated annually by the U.S. Congress and, in many cases, by contributions from partner countries and private parties. The Fulbright Program is devoted to increasing mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Fulbright is the world’s largest and most diverse international educational exchange program. As a grantee, Sen joins the ranks of many distinguished program participants. 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 60 Nobel Laureates, 86 Pulitzer Prize winners, 74 MacArthur Fellows, and thousands of leaders across the private, public and non-profit sectors. Since its inception in 1946, more than 390,000 “Fulbrighters” have participated in the Program. As a Fulbright participant and a representative of US Dr. Sen will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with international partners in educational, political, cultural, economic, and scientific fields. He will continue to engage in Milwaukee’s local community while on his Fulbright exchange.