The Albuquerque Council for International Visitors (ACIV) and the Fulbright Association New Mexico Chapter hosts three separate lectures with prior Fulbright Scholarship recipients Katherine Pedersen Blanchard, Mary Therese McCoy and Brenna Moore on Wednesday, March 7 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Ortega Hall, third floor reading room.
Harriet Fulbright, widow of Sen. J. William Fulbright, after whom the program is named, will serve as the guest of honor and provide brief opening remarks about the program.
Katherine Pedersen Blanchard, an Albuquerque native, accepted a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Belgrade, Serbia after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in theatre arts and political science. While overseas, she connected with DNAWORKS, an arts and sciences organization based in Santa Fe, N.M. After returning to the United States, she accepted a position with DNAWORKS as an executive assistant. Her talk, “Theater Dah and the Pursuit of Non-violence in Serbia,” focuses on her experiences abroad.
Mary Therese McCoy explores “Fostering Business Relations Between Mexico and the USA,” and the time she spent in Mexico under her Binational Business Fulbright Fellowship, which she accepted after graduating with a Master’s degree in international relations with a Latin American concentration. Because of her learning experiences abroad, McCoy gained employment with Merrill Lynch, the State of New Mexico, he City of Albuquerque and with the A.T. Kearney’s Global Business Policy Council in Washington, D.C. She currently lives in Albuquerque.
Brenna Moore received a Fulbright Young Journalism Award in Germany, an opportunity she chose over a recently awarded position as deputy editor of the New Mexico Free Press. In Germany, she worked for two professional publications: Focus and The Interview People. Moore highlights the differences between American and German press in a talk titled, “Working with the German Media.” She currently works as a communications specialist for the Environmental Stewardship Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit the ACIV website.