Bjorn Wastvedt has received a Fulbright research award to the Goethe University Frankfurt for the 2019-2020 academic year. Bjorn will be dissertating in Frankfurt under the guidance of Friedemann Buddensiek. Buddensiek's current project, a translation and commentary of the forthcoming Greek edition of Aristotle's Eudemian Ethics, marks an important advancement in scholarship on Aristotle's lesser-known ethical work. In keeping with Fulbright's goals - mutual educational and cultural exchange - Bjorn plans to live a well-integrated life in Germany while pursuing his fellowship.
In 1945, Senator J. William Fulbright introduced a bill in the United States Congress that called for the use of surplus war property to fund the 'promotion of international good will through the exchange of students in the fields of education, culture, and science. Fulbright is the world's largest and most diverse international educational exchange program. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis, aiming to create an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom and to promote mutual understanding.