|History professor John A. Moore, Jr., has been appointed the Laszlo Orszagh Distinguished Chair in American Studies by the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program.|
History professor John A. Moore, Jr., has been appointed the Laszlo Orszagh Distinguished Chair in American Studies by the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program. This fall, he will join the faculty of humanities at Peter Pazmany Catholic University, in the village of Piliscsaba, just on the northwest edge of Budapest, Hungary.
A resident of Claremont, Moore will be one of the approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who travel abroad annually to some 140 countries through the Fulbright program.
While in Hungary, Moore will teach seminars on “American Intellectual History” and “The United States Since 1945” and give guest lectures. The appointment will represent Moore's second Fulbright stint. In 1999, he was Senior Fulbright Lecturer/Scholar in Finland.
Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright, the program's purpose is to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries. This is America's flagship international educational exchange activity and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Over its 57 years of existence, the program has provided for thousands of faculty and professionals to study, teach and research abroad, while thousands of their counterparts from other countries have engaged in similar activities in the U.S. The Fulbright Scholar Program administers 37 Distinguished Chairs in 13 countries.
Recipients of Fulbright Scholar awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement and have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in their fields.
According to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars Web site: “Awards in the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program are viewed as among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Candidates should have a prominent record of scholarly accomplishment.”