Fulbright Forum – Presentations by U.S. Fulbright Grantees to Iceland 2020-2021

Fulbright Iceland

Fulbright Iceland

On May 10th, thirteen U.S. Fulbright grantees will present their projects and discuss their experiences in Iceland at a virtual event sponsored by the Fulbright Commission. The event will take place via Zoom, and all are welcome to join. Click the following link to access the Zoom stream: 


The program will be as follows:


Opening and welcome: Belinda Theriault, Executive Director 

Rachel Britton, Fulbright Fellow 

Icelandic as a Second Language – In translation: Mapping Icelandic Contemporary Poetry 

Nick Fry, Fulbright Fellow 

M.Sc. Program in Renewable Energy at Reykjavík University – Geothermal Systems for Rural Communities 

Sadie Cook, Fulbright Fellow 

Bodies in the Sublime: Photographing Hot Springs in Iceland 

Corrie Nyquist, Fulbright-NSF Arctic Research Fellow 

Defying the Cold: Life History and Biodiversity of Winter Emerging Chironomids in Iceland 


Coffee break 


Dr. Laura WattFulbright-NSF Arctic Research Scholar 

Wild But Home; An Environmental History of Árneshreppur, in Iceland’s Westfjords 

Dr. Lukas Danner, Fulbright-NSF Arctic Research Scholar 

Iceland’s Second Chairmanship of the Arctic Council (2019-2021): A Study in Small States Leadership 

Dr. Christine Palmer, Fulbright-NSF Arctic Research Scholar 

Investigation of Soil Biota for Improved Forest Establishment 


Lunch break 


Dr. Sara Rathburn, Fulbright-NSF Arctic Research Scholar 

Putting Down Roots: Afforestation and Channel Stability of Icelandic Rivers 

Dr. Christopher Hamilton, Fulbright-NSF Arctic Research Scholar 

Planetary Analog Research in Iceland: Investigations of the 1783-1784 Laki and 2014-2015 Holuhraun Lava Flow-Fields 

Dr. Skylar Bayer, Fulbright-NSF Arctic Research Scholar 

The Recovery of a Fishery Collapse: An Analysis of Reproduction and Recruitment in a Once Thriving Iceland Scallop Population 


Coffee break 


Dr. Gregory Falco, Fulbright-NSF Cyber-Security and Critical Infrastructure Scholar 

A Cybersecurity Clinic for Critical Infrastructure 

Dr. Priscilla Barnes, Fulbright Scholar 

Exploring Modes and Foci of Maternal and Infant Health Interventions: Lessons Learned from the Icelandic Health System Using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Evaluation Framework and Beattie’s Typology Promotion Model 

Dr. Farida JalalzaiFulbright Global Scholar 

As Visible Political Symbols, How do Women Presidents and Prime Ministers Create Opportunities for Future Women Leaders and Improve Democracy? 

Closing remarks, Belinda Theriault, Executive Director