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Alumni Perspective: Ms. Carly Schmitt

By sharing a video that featured her recent public art projects, Carly Schmitt served as a virtual speaker at the #BUKA2016 Alumni Meeting, where over 80 German Chancellor Fellows gathered in Washington, DC.  Carly Schmitt is a Public Artist, Creative Entrepreneur and Educator.  She … Continued

Alumni Perspective: Dr. Bill Block

An Interview with Dr. Bill Block, BUKA 1997-98 Mr. Block’s research and experience are in the fields of international economics and finance. He has worked for the U.S. Treasury Department since 2001, with assignments in Turkey, Brazil, Egypt, Ukraine, Iraq, … Continued

Meet the #BUKA2016 Panelists

We are pleased to announce and feature the biographies of our panelists at the #BUKA2016 Alumni Meeting, where over 80 German Chancellor Fellows will gather in Washington, DC. They will have the opportunity to network, receive updates on the AvH programs, and … Continued

Alumni Perspective: Dr. Laura Otis

Since her early training as a Biochemist and Neuroscientist, Dr. Laura Otis has done interdisciplinary research to compare the ways that scientists and literary writers develop ideas. She currently works as a Professor of English at Emory University in Atlanta, … Continued

Alumni Perspective: Dr. Anke Walter

Dr. Anke Walter is an Assistant Professor of Latin Literature at the University of Rostock in Germany. She did her PhD on “storytelling in Flavian epic” (published by de Gruyter in 2014) and is currently working on a project focusing … Continued

Alumni Perspective: Dr. Jaklin Kornfilt

Dr. Jaklin Kornfilt is a linguistics professor, director of the Interdisciplinary Linguistic Studies Program, and director of the Computational Linguistics Program at Syracuse University. She was awarded the Humboldt Research Award to the Linguistics Institute of the University of Stuttgart … Continued

Alumni Perspective: Dr. Brian Hare

Dr. Brian Hare is associate professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke University in North Carolina As a 2004 Sofja Kovalevskaja Award winner, Dr. Hare founded the Hominoid Psychology Research Group while at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in … Continued

Meet the Board: Dan Fallon

Dr. Daniel Fallon Retired. Ongoing titles: Professor of Psychology, emeritus, and Professor of Public Policy, emeritus University of Maryland at College Park Field of Research: Psychology What are you reading? John Eliot Gardiner: Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven, and Charles … Continued