Angela Merkel receives Fulbright Prize of International Understanding

The 2018 J. William Fulbright Prize of International Understanding has been awarded to Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel for embodying "the best of leadership in times of unrelenting global crises and challenges."

"The prize recognizes and rewards outstanding contributions toward bringing peoples, cultures, or nations to greater understanding of others," explains the Fulbright Association. "With this award, the Fulbright Association honors Chancellor Merkel for her remarkable, compassionate leadership and her strong commitment to mutual understanding, international cooperation, and peace." 

Past recipients of this award include Nobel Peace Prize laureates Nelson Mandela, Jimmy Carter, Kofi Annan and Martti Ahtisaari.

Read more about Chancellor Merkel's award from the Fulbright Association here.

Fulbright Association Mission Statement: "The mission of the Fulbright Association is to advocate for the Fulbright Program and promote international education. Our vision is a world where international exchange is widely recognized as a force for peace."

Learn about CPD's longtime partnership with Fulbright Canada here and the appointment of a CPD Advisory Board member to the Fulbright Board here.

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