FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (10/96)
Allan Silberbrandt, head of current affairs for the Danish Broadcasting Corp., will be a German Marshall Fund Campus Fellow at Centenary College during the week of Nov. 10.
While at Centenary, Silberbrandt will meet with faculty and students in both formal and informal settings.
His visit is made possible by a grant from The German Marshall Fund of the U.S. to the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, as part of a major effort to increase understanding between prominent Europeans and young Americans.
The extraordinary events in eastern Europe, and the controversy over economic integration in western Europe make his visit a timely opportunity for students and faculty to obtain a better understanding of the realities of global interdependence.
German Marshall Fund Fellows come from England, France, Ireland, Scandinavia, Portugal, Holland, Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Germany.
The German Marshall Fund Campus Fellows are successful men and women from business, journalism, public service and other professions who are placed on the campuses of small liberal arts colleges for a week of intensive dialogue with students and faculty. The Fellows are scheduled for formal presentations in classrooms, on panels or public platforms, and informal encounters at meals, in student centers, clubs, dormitories, individual conferences and social functions.
The German Marshall Fund was established in 1972 by a gift from the Federal Republic of Germany to commemorate American postwar assistance under the Marshall Plan.
For two decades, the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program has brought about closer relations between the academic and non-academic worlds, between campus and community, between academic theory and practical reality. Since 1973, over 200 colleges have participated in the program.
Over the years, Centenary College has hosted more Woodrow Wilson Fellows than any other college in the United States.
For further information, contact Dr. Lee Morgan, chairman of the Centenary Department of English, at (318) 869-5011.
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