2018 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar

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From March 18-21, 2018 ninety Fulbright Scholars visited Kansas City for a Seminar on the theme of "Innovation and Entrepreneurship". The Seminar addressed how individuals and ecosystems inspire innovation action. Fulbright Scholars learned how and why entrepreneurship is a focus across all private, public, and social sectors in Kansas City. Visiting Scholars also critically evaluated the role each of these groups play in spurring, guiding, and supporting innovation. 

Community Representatives and Speakers: 

  • Kansas City, Missouri Mayor's Office
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
  • Kansas City Area Development Council
  • Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City Small Business and Technology Development Center
  • The Women's Foundation
  • Commerce Bank
 Scholars visited from the countries filled in above. They were experts in literature, business, STEM, and more. 

Scholars visited from the countries filled in above. They were experts in literature, business, STEM, and more. 

Participants also had the opportunity to network with fellow Scholars, participate in community service activities at local organizations, and have dinner in the homes of local community volunteers. 

The Enrichment Seminar, implemented by the Institute of International Education (IIE) on behalf of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), offers a variety of enrichment activities in different locations throughout the academic year for current Fulbright Visiting Scholars. These activities are designed to enable scholars to better experience the United States and to further the Fulbright Program's goal of increasing mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and people of other countries. 

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