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Fulbright Commission Iceland Newsletter
75th Anniversary Edition
Issue 16 - February 2021
Triple Anniversary Reflection

Happy anniversary! Fulbright Iceland is thrilled to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Program with our friends worldwide. In this anniversary newsletter we are showcasing a very few examples of the value of the Fulbright Iceland Program. We are presenting a few of our alumni from the student program, a diverse group of Americans and Icelanders, who took full advantage of the Fulbright experience to improve themselves, gain knowledge and new perspectives and who are now working to advance their chosen fields, to make a difference in their communities and to make our world just a little bit better, each in their own way.
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The Future of Fulbright Iceland and the Importance of International Cooperation
 
Interview with Lilja Alfreðsdóttir, Fulbright Fellow 1999-2000

Fulbright is important because it’s an encouragement to international cooperation and I think the best way to promote cooperation, peace and liberal values is through education. I’m a strong supporter of Fulbright and everything it stands for. Fulbright in Iceland has done an excellent job in recreating its mission, focusing on the Arctic and sustainability and global development. It’s such a correct emphasis. The liberal ideology that influenced the world after WWII when we were establishing Fulbright is important 75 years later, and is always important.
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On Iceland, Ethics, and Fulbright in a Time of Digital Technologies

By Joshua Rivers, M.Sc., Fulbright Fellow 2019-2020
 
Given the growing significance of digital technologies and the role said technologies play in our daily lives, it follows that we should understand these technologies better, or at the very least know a bit more about what exactly it is that we’re entangled in when we click those blue login buttons, retweet a cute picture, or swipe right in the hopes of new romance. With these questions in mind, and thanks to the support of Fulbright Iceland, I embarked on a year-long ethnographic fieldwork project in Reykjavik, Iceland where I hoped to understand how values and norms, particularly those tied to race, gender, and sexuality, are architected into digital platforms through studying CCP Games, the creators of the world-renowned video-game, EVE Online.
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Hunting for New Worlds 
 
By Guðmundur Kári Stefánsson, Ph.D., Fulbright Fellow 2013-2014

“My research focuses on developing and using new technologies to better detect planets outside our solar system. This is a relatively new field of astrophysics that grapples with exciting fundamental questions: Which are the closest planets to Earth? Are any of them habitable? Do any of them contain life?
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Empowering Indigenous Voices in the Arctic
 
By Victoria Qutuuq Buschman, Ph.D., Fulbright Fellow 2018-2019

Hello from Greenland - Iceland’s close and friendly neighbor! My name is Victoria and I am a former Fulbright-NSF Arctic Research Fellow originally from northern Alaska. My journey living and working across the Arctic is an unusual one, and it’s thanks to opportunities like the Fulbright Program that I can explore what it means to be Inuit in the pursuit of world-changing Arctic conservation initiatives.
 
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An Advocate for the Disabled Talks About the Importance of Giving Back

Interview with Eyþór Kamban Þrastarson, M.A., Fulbright Fellow 2015-2016

“In my opinion, you should learn as a blind person not only how to walk from your home to your job, but you should learn how to teach yourself to walk from your home to your job. Having a sighted orientation instructor try to teach you how to be like a sighted person is like your language teacher solely teaching you how to order food in a restaurant, instead of teaching you the whole spectrum of the language. I can only speak for myself on this issue, and it’s up to others whether they want to listen or not.”
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Artist Reflects on how his Fulbright Experience has Influenced his Art

Interview with Francesco Lombardo, Fulbright Fellow 2004-2005 

"If I’d had to put three words on my application essay for Iceland it would have been just: magical, rocky, space. I loved the space that the country offered, both in terms of its location in the Atlantic and what it’s like there; a geologically young country with no trees and a lot of variety, with all this sense of wide open space. Then when I got there I realised that I had been correct, this was the kind of space that I wanted to be represented in my paintings."
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Editors:
Nína Hjálmarsdóttir
Belinda Theriault
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