Soul Talk – Harriet Fulbright

Harriet Anna Mayor Fulbright is the widow of United States Senator J. William Fulbright and the former Executive Director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities under President Bill Clinton. She formerly served as the President of the J. William and Harriet Fulbright Center and Harriet Fulbright College and served as a Board President of Harriet Fulbright College.

Ms. Fulbright has spent the majority of her adult life in the fields of education and the arts. From 1997 until 2000 she was the Executive Director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, whose mission is to encourage partnerships between the public and private sectors in order to enhance cultural life in America. Prior to this position she served as an ‘’Unofficial Ambassador’’ for the 50th anniversary of the Fulbright Program and in that capacity she traveled to numerous countries on all five major continents and all over the United States to speak about the importance of international education exchange and the pivotal role played by the Fulbright Program. Ms. Fulbright shared with her late husband a dedication to the search for peaceful solutions to conflicts throughout the world.

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