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Fulbright Prize for International Understanding to Dr. Angela Merkel

Fulbright Germany announces that the Fulbright Association has awarded the J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding 2018 to Dr. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, awards. With this award, the Fulbright Association honors Chancellor Merkel as an outstanding leader and for her strong commitment to mutual understanding, international cooperation and peace.

As the representative of the Fulbright Community in the United States, the Fulbright Association is convinced that Chancellor Merkel fulfills her leadership role in an outstanding manner in times of global crises and challenges. It is a special honor for Fulbright to honor Angela Merkel - as in previous years, among others, Nelson Mandela, Jimmy Carter, Corazon Aquino, Mary Robinson, as well as Bill and Melinda Gates.

Angela Merkel will accept the award at a festive award ceremony that will take place on January 28, 2019 in Berlin. For the first time in the award's 25-year history, the Fulbright Association will host this event outside of the United States.

About the J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding

The J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding honors one of the world's most prestigious international exchange programs and the legacy of its creator, the late Senator J. William Fulbright. The award, which has been awarded by the Fulbright Association since 1993, honors outstanding contributions to the promotion of peace through greater understanding between peoples, cultures and nations. He has a remarkable history of award winners including Nelson Mandela, Jimmy Carter, Desmond Tutu, Bill Clinton, Vaclav Havel, Corazon Aquino, Mary Robinson, Doctors Without Borders, and Bill and Melinda Gates.

For more information and a full list of the winners, visit fulbright.org/prize

Via the Fulbright Association

The Fulbright Association is the alumni organization of the Fulbright Program in the United States. Founded in 1977, it is an independent, not-for-profit organization based in Washington, DC with 53 offices in 38 US states. Their mission is to stand up for the Fulbright program and promote international education. The Fulbright Association works with 70 sister alumni associations around the world.

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