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HPU Professor Awarded Fulbright Grant for Czech Republic

by Kalamalama staff


Dr. Carlos Juárez, associate professor of political science and program chair in the College of International Studies at Hawai‘i Pacific University, has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialists grant to spend part of the fall 2003 semester in the Czech Republic. The prestigious Fulbright program is the flagship international educational program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and established in 1946 to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

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Fulbright Senior Specialists are part of a new program of short-term grants designed to provide U.S. faculty with opportunities to collaborate with professional counterparts on curriculum and faculty development, institutional planning, and a variety of other activities. The award will allow Dr. Juárez to deliver a series of lectures on comparative and international politics at Masaryk University in Brno (MUB), the Czech Republic, and to complete an external review and assessment of MUB’s bachelor’s and masters programs in international relations.


Dr. Juárez was a Fulbright Senior Scholar to Mexico during 1999-2000, and has been a visiting professor at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. He received his Ph.D. from UCLA and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in peace and conflict studies, global governance, and comparative political economy of developing nations. Dr. Juárez has been a consultant to the U.S. Institute of Peace, a federal agency in Washington, D.C., and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, an intergovernmental organization based in Stockholm, Sweden. He is currently a peer review specialists in helping select Fulbright senior scholar awards in political science, and incoming president of the Hawai‘i chapter of the Fulbright Association.


Other HPU Fulbrighters include Professors Grace Cheng (political science), Ed Klein (TESL), James Whitfield (communication), Sally La Luzerne-Oi (ESL), Jeanne Rellahan (American studies), Catherine Sajna (TEFL/TESL), and Niti Villinger (management). During spring and summer 2003, the College of International Studies hosted a Fulbright Senior Scholar in anthropology, Dr. Vesna Godina of the Universities of Ljubljana and Maribor in Slovenia.


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