Statement on Ukraine by Fulbright Commissions in Europe
On behalf of Fulbright Commissions in Europe, we strongly condemn the Russian assault on Ukraine in violation of international law and human rights.
We are working with the US Department of State and local US Embassies, and with governmental partners in our host states, to guarantee the safety and security of alumni and grantees. All Fulbright Commissions in Europe are committed to contributing to this effort.
At this critical juncture in Europe and the international system, we remain deeply committed to the power of the Fulbright Program to open minds, foster dialogue and learning, and sustain mutual understanding and cooperation between the United States and Europe. Together, the Fulbright Commissions in Europe have supported tens of thousands of grantees, who carry the spirit of transatlantic cooperation and understanding throughout our societies. For 30 years, Fulbright Ukraine has been a valued member of the Fulbright Europe family, contributing significantly to efforts to bring more knowledge, compassion, and reason to the world.
As the courageous people of Ukraine defend their lives and nation, we stand in solidarity with the staff, grantees, and alumni of the Fulbright Program in Ukraine, the people of Ukraine, and others committed to a democratic, free, and peaceful Europe and an international system based on the rule of law.
We encourage the Fulbright community across Europe to support national and international efforts to assist the people of Ukraine.
Hermann Agis, Ph.D., Executive Director, Fulbright Austria
Erica Lutes, Executive Director, Fulbright Belgium/Luxembourg/Schuman
Angela Rodel, Executive Director, Bulgarian-American Commission for Educational Exchange
Hana Ripkova, Ph.D., Executive Director, Fulbright Czech Republic
Marie Mønsted, Executive Director, Fulbright Denmark
Cathleen Fisher, Ph.D., Executive Director, German-American Fulbright Commission
Artemis A. Zenetou, Executive Director, Fulbright Greece
Belinda Theriault, Executive Director, Fulbright Iceland
Dara Fitzgerald, Ph.D., Executive Director, Fulbright Ireland-USA
Paolo Sartorio, Executive Director, US-Italy Fulbright Commission
Justyna Janiszewska, Executive Director, Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission
Otília Macedo Reis, Executive Director, Fulbright Portugal
Mircea Dumitru, Ph.D., Executive Director, Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission
Lýdia Tobiášová, Executive Director, The J. William Fulbright Commission for Educational Exchange in the Slovak Republic
Alberto López San Miguel, Executive Director, US-Spain Fulbright Commission
Eric Jönsson, Executive Director, Fulbright Sweden
Maria Balinska, Executive Director, US-UK Fulbright Commission