In light of the ongoing pandemic, Fulbright Israel took the initiative to create a joint blog open to Fulbright Commissions around the world. The blog provides a platform for fresh thinking about the challenges the Covid-19 epidemic poses, reflecting on the challenging relationship between technology, science and society. At the same time Fulbright Split Screen demonstrates the combination of scientific excellence and social commitments that Fulbright programs cultivate globally for the last 75 years. The writers demonstrate how much international sharing of knowledge, data, and original ideas is necessary to overcome global problems and how essential it is to invest in exchange programs. The articles reflect the private opinions of Fulbright alumni – researchers and teachers, scientists, designers, educators and intellectuals – from a variety of geographical and disciplinary perspectives.
Fulbright Commissions invite grantees and alumni to contribute to the blog with substantial and insightful articles. Fulbright Greece recently submitted two entries, on the entertainment industry by Eleni Anagnostopoulou, 2018-2019 Greek Graduate Student to Berkeley Law (Law & Technology), and on laboratory research by Rebecca Matsas, 2010-2011 Greek Visiting Scholar to Harvard University Stem Cell Institute (HSCI).