The Spanish Society of Eisenhower Fellows convened some 60 distinguished, international guests from the legal, media, diplomatic and private sectors for an annual awards luncheon, which has recognized the legacy of President Eisenhower through the First Amendment Award since 2013. The award honors Spanish journalists and news leaders who have contributed to the defense and promotion of freedom of information. In 2016, the award was expanded to recognize achievement in various categories vital to maintaining and defending the free flow of information and ensuring a future for a vibrant news media.
Fellows enjoyed a presentation and discussion on Space research and beyond, at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics on October 7.
The 4th ABEFELLOWS Forum commemorated EF Day on October 14, 2016 in São Paulo, at the Department of Production Engineering at the University of São Paulo.
Introduced by EF Day coordinator, Eduardo D´Aguiar (Brazil ’96), Fellows were part of a round table discussion on entrepreneurship and its economic aspects on Brazil. Reports from Fellows included Fernando Quartin (Brazil ‘96), Glaucia Souza (Brazil ’09) and Bruno Rondani (Brazil ’13) who all commented on the impact of their fellowships in the areas of enterprise and entrepreneurship. Invited guest Professor Eduardo de Senzi Zancul, University of São Paulo, commented on the importance of innovation for the scientific and technological development of any global society. The panel was joined by local engineering students and Anna Laura Schmidt (Lemann Foundation - Brazil) who shared her experiences on fellowship candidacy.
One-day conference | The Trail of Nanotechnology and Extraterestrial Life
The Eisenhower Fellowships Association of Sri Lanka collaborated with the Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology in Colombo to present to the Sri Lankan public some of the most ground breaking international research findings in the area of Astrobiology, and new research on Extraterrestrial life and Nanotechnology. Highlighted was the work and research of Prof. Chandra Wickramasinghe, internationally acclaimed astronomer, world famous for his pioneering studies in Astrobiology, cosmic dust and extraterrestrial life.
Read the conference program here. The event was streamed live on October 18. Watch it here.
Japanese EF Fellows celebrated EF Day on November 10 in Tokyo. Much of the discussion focused on the U.S. presidential election, and its broader implications for the Asia-Pacific region. The fellows shared expectations and concerns over the incoming leadership regarding foreign/security policy, trade/energy policy, and its broader impact on the activities of Japanese companies in the U.S. Throughout the discussion, the Fellows reaffirmed the importance of human ties and relationships fostered through the EF program. The Fellows also shared the interactive experiences of two U.S.A. Fellows who came to Japan in 2016 and their interest in continuing to welcome future EF fellows to Japan.