Global Issues Colloquium Discusses Fulbright Experience


The Global Issues Colloquium event, “Fulbright in Uganda: Capacity Building and Fund Raising,” will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 in Magruder Hall 2001. Ernie Hughes, vice president for University advancement, will discuss his Fulbright experience in tropical East Africa, where he was a consultant for one of the continents oldest and most prestigious institutions, Makerere University, in Kampala, Uganda.  

At Makerere, Hughes was in the Fulbright Scholar Specialist Program, which was to help build infrastructure to create philanthropic opportunities for the university. His mission was to help Makerere raise money to keep its institution running effectively. To do so, Hughes had to navigate cross-cultural barriers and seek common understanding to achieve the program’s goals.
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