University of Hawai'i
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|For Immediate Release:||
November 28, 2001
Shawn Nakamoto, (808) 956-9095 or
Kristen Cabral, (808) 956-5039
|UH Professors Receive Fulbright Awards|
HONOLULU The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign
Scholarship Board recently announced that four University of Hawaii professors
have been awarded 2001-2002 Fulbright Scholar grants, while three foreign scholars
were awarded Fulbright grants to come to the University of Hawaii to conduct
The four UH professors are UH Manoa philosophy professor Roger Ames, William S. Richardson School of Law professor Alison Conner, UH Manoa Russian professor James E. Brown, and UH Manoa Asian studies professor Eric Harwit.
Visiting Fulbright scholars at UH Manoa are English professor Katarzyna Maria Dziubalska-Kolaczyk from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland, Oriental studies and history professor Amir Khissamoutdinov from Far Eastern State Technological University in Russia, and business and economics associate professor Tibor Kiss from Pecs University in Hungary.
The four UH professors are among approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who received Fulbright grants this year to lecture or conduct research abroad. A similar number of visiting scholars, including the three to UH Manoa, received awards to come to the United States primarily as researchers. These current "Fulbrighters" join the approximately 82,000 U.S. and foreign scholars who have participated in the program since its inception in 1946.
The Fulbright Scholar Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, with additional funding coming from participating governments and host institutions in the United States and abroad. The Council for International Exchange of Scholars is a private, nonprofit organization that manages Fulbright scholar exchanges. Final selections are made by the presidentially appointed J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, which also formulates policy for the program.
About the scholars:
Roger Ames is a philosophy professor at UH Manoa. He also served as the director of the Center for Chinese Studies from 1991 until Spring 2000. His teaching and research interests focus on comparative philosophy, the philosophy of culture, environmental philosophy, classical Confucianism, and Daoism. His research as a Fulbright scholar will cover the Blackwell Sourcebook in Chinese Philosophy, and he will conduct his research at Peking University in Beijing, China.
Alison Conner has been a professor at UH Manoas William S. Richardson School of Law since January 1995. She was named Outstanding Professor of Law for the 2000-2001 academic year. She currently teaches courses on Chinese and Asian law as well as corporations. She was awarded a Distinguished Lectureship in Law, and will also be traveling to Peking University, one of the top law schools in China, where she will teach a course in Business Organizations and another course in Legal Process taught jointly with a Peking University professor.
James Edwin Brown is an associate professor in the Department of Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas at UH Manoa. He will lecture and conduct research in comparing the Russian and English languages at the University of Russian Academy of Education in Moscow.
Eric Harwit is an associate professor in Asian studies at UH Manoa. His teaching includes courses on comparative Asian development and a new project that explores Chinas political and economic relations with Central Asia. His research topic is "Growth and Development of Telecommunications in China: Government Policy and Social Change," and he will conduct his research at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing.
Katarzyna Maria Dziubalska-Kolaczyk, whose research topic is "Principles of Natural Phonology: American and European Leitmotifs of the Past and Present," is a professor with the School of English at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland.
Amir Khissamoutdinov, whose research topic is "Russian Emigration to the West Coast of the United States via Hawaii," is a professor in the Department of Oriental Studies and History at Far Eastern State Technological University in Vladivostok, Russia.
Tibor Kiss, who will be lecturing at UH Manoa on the topic of business simulation, is an associate professor in the Department of Strategic Management with the Faculty of Business and Economics at Pecs University in Hungary.