Congressman Gibson announces State Department grant for Bard exchange program
Washington, March 13 – Congressman Chris Gibson (NY-19) announced that Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson has received a grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
The $280,000 award will fund Bard’s participation in the Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars on U.S. Foreign Policy.
A group of 18 foreign scholars, educators, and professionals will spend four weeks in an academic residency at Bard followed by a 10-day study tour that concludes in Washington, D.C. The Institute on U.S. Foreign Policy will provide a program that examines the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy.
“Having met with many of these scholars in the past, sharing ideas about our nation’s role on the international stage, I am delighted the Department of State has continued its support of this important exchange program,” said Congressman Gibson. “Bard College’s participation is a great compliment to the traditional campus activities at this important Hudson Valley institution. I am hopeful that these seminars and conversations will also serve to highlight our region’s significant contributions to international trade and American foreign policy, including being the home to two U.S. Presidents.”
The Department of State provides six-week graduate-level seminars at U.S. academic institutions for foreign university faculty, scholars, and practitioners. Each institute focuses on a theme in U.S. studies with the ultimate goal of improving curricula and the quality of teaching about the U.S. in foreign universities.