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Burns To Lecture About Fulbright/

Burns To Lecture About Fulbright/Saudi Program


DENTON — Dr. Hugh Burns, chair of the Department of English, Speech and Foreign Languages at Texas Woman's University, will give a lecture titled "Forty-two Fulbright Days in Saudi Arabia" on Nov. 7 from noon to 12:50 p.m. in room 101 of the Blagg-Huey Library, located near the northwest corner of Administration Drive and Bell Avenue. Admission is free.

Burns served this summer as a Fulbright Senior Specialist at the King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for the Gifted in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. His duties included helping lead seminars and workshops; conducting needs assessments, surveys and programmatic research; and helping develop academic curricula and educational materials.

"Saudi Arabia and the United States are interdependent nations," Burns said. "It's not just about oil. There is a common intellectual capital. Thousands upon thousands of Saudi Arabians have studied in the colleges and universities of the United States. Thousands upon thousands of American citizens have worked and lived in the Kingdom for the past half century.

"There are differences, of course, in every dimension — historical, cultural, political and economic. Some differences are real, but some differences are only perceived or manufactured."


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