Intercountry Lecturing Awards are short-term programs of 2-4 days offered to U.S. Fulbright grantees who are in Greece to make short visits to nearby European countries, and to U.S.Fulbright grantees who are in nearby European countries to make short visits to Greece.
Intercountry Lecturing Awards granted to U.S. Fulbright Scholars in Europe gives Greek institutions of higher education a great opportunity to benefit from the expertise and knowledge of nearby placed scholars. During the 2018-2019 academic year, three Greek university departments invited a scholar for lectures, seminars and/or workshops.
Dr, Chris Ingraham, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at The University of Utah in Salt Lake City, traveled from the University of Bergen in Norway to the University of Ioannina School of Fine Arts, organizer of the Biennale of the Western Balkans, to deliver the keynote address of the Visual Ecotopias conference and to participate in the Intangible Cultural Heritage meetings.
Dr. Konstantinos Serfes, Professor of Economics at Drexel University LeBow College of Business and alumnus of the Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program to his alma mater, the Athens University of Economics and Business, traveled from the University of Exeter Business School, United Kingdom, to Komotini to deliver two lectures as a guest of Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Economic Sciences. Professor Serfes' primary research interests are in industrial organization, microeconomics and applied game theory. Professor Serfes spoke to the MBA students on venture capital financing, competition and the success of the start-up companies, and to second year undergraduate students on price discrimination.
For the fifth year in a row, the School of English Department of American Literature of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki organized a Summer School that took place at the Faculty of Philosophy in July 2019. The Summer School is organized with the collaboration of HELAAS (Hellenic Association for American Studies) and the Fulbright Foundation in Greece and this year's topic tackled issues surrounding Health – Culture – Healing. The 2019 Summer School explored perceptions of physical and psychological wellbeing through an interdisciplinary and multicultural approach to questions of health, fitness and activism, sickness, trauma, and healing. The Summer School examined the relationship between art, literature, and healing practices with socio-cultural attitudes toward illness and the body in pain. For the occasion, Dr. Sarah Hentges, Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Maine, Augasta, was invited from the University of Southern Denmark. Professor Hentges’ approach combined American Studies with Fitness/Well-being culture, Female fitness, and community healing.