Environmental Policy

Carlson receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Italy as Distinguished Chair in Law

Jonathan C. Carlson

Jonathan C. Carlson has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program grant to Italy from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Carlson is Professor of Law and International Studies and Victor and Carol Alvarez Fellow in Law in the University of Iowa College of Law, and a researcher in the Environmental Policy Research Program at the UI Public Policy Center. He will teach a course called Conflict of Laws (Private International Law) while researching international environmental law at the University of Trento in Trento, Italy, in Spring 2017. In Fall 2006, Carlson served as the Fulbright/FLAD Distinguished Chair in International Commercial Trade and Business Law at Portuguese Catholic University in Lisbon, Portugal.

Carlson is one of more than 1,200 U.S. citizens who will teach, conduct research, and provide expertise abroad for the 2016-2017 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as record of service and demonstrated leadership in their respective fields.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build relations between the people of the United States and the people of other countries that are needed to solve global challenges. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in more than 160 countries worldwide.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright Program’s establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. Since then, the Program has given more than 360,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

For more information about the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State, visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright.