School of Law Professor Ronald Brown Receives Fulbright Scholar Award to Peking University in China

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Jul 2, 2004

Ronald C. Brown, professor of law at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa‘s William S. Richardson School of Law, has been awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer Award at Peking University Law School during the 2004-2005 academic year, according to the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. He will work on U.S.-Chinese labor and employment laws and legal reforms.

Brown is one of 800 faculty and professionals from across the United States who will travel abroad to some 140 countries for the 2004-2005 academic year through the Fulbright Scholar Program. Selected as the only Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer in law, he is one of five law faculty out of the 19 Fulbright recipients going to China.

Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program‘s purpose is to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries. Regarded as America‘s flagship international educational exchange activity, the program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Over its 57 years of existence, thousands of faculty and professionals from the United States have studied, taught or done research abroad, and thousands of their counterparts from other countries have engaged in similar activities in the United States. They are among more than 250,000 American and foreign university students, K-12 teachers, and university faculty and professionals who have participated in Fulbright exchange programs.

Recipients of Fulbright Scholar awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement and because they have demonstrated extraordinary leadership potential in their fields. Among the thousands of prominent Fulbright Scholar alumni are Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize-winning economist; Alan Leshner, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet; and Craig Barrett, CEO of Intel Corporation.

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