Carleton Communication Professor Awarded Fulbright Research Chair

Carleton University is proud to announce that one of its postdoctoral fellows, along with students and a recent graduate, have been named Fulbright students and scholars and Killam Fellows for the 2013-14 academic year. In addition, Carleton will host three winners from other home institutions during the same period. The world-renowned Fulbright program is predicated on the principle that scholarly and academic exchanges are critical to a more peaceful and productive world.

Ira Wagman, an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Communication, will be the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Public Diplomacy at the Center for Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication. The position will support Wagman’s research on the use of media within the United Nations system in the early decades after the Second World War, with a particular emphasis on UNESCO and UNICEF.

“Both the Fulbright program and the UN system are part of the same post-war impulse to promote peace and understanding between nations,” said Wagman. “These efforts carry very important assumptions about communication – that peace can be achieved through dialogue. In the case of the UN, there was also a strong belief that media technologies can help make that dialogue more effective. I am excited to pursue this research as a Fulbright Chair and to gather new ideas and inspiration that will enrich my teaching of media history and communication theory here at Carleton.”

Carleton PhD student, Amanda Pappin, will visit Yale University to continue her research on air pollution health effects, and recent Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) graduate Philip Martin, will visit the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study power sharing and the durability of negotiated peace settlements.

“I will be conducting interdisciplinary research that bridges engineering and health sciences to support air quality decision-making,” said Pappin. “I use air quality models to trace air pollution health impacts back to sources of emissions and this will offer policy-makers readily available estimates of the health benefits of reducing emissions on a source-by-source basis.”

Carleton will also play a role in the research of two Killam Fellows, with Carleton’s own Elizabeth-Joy Taylor visiting Ithaca College
 and Hannah Dolph, from the University of Washington visiting Carleton University
to study law, society and justice. Carleton will also play host to Fulbright scholars Victoria Hermann from Lehigh University and James McHugh from the University of Akron.

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About Fulbright Canada

Excellence in scholarship, diversity and community service are the hallmarks of the Fulbright program. A unique private sector-public sector partnership, the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America was founded in February 1990 through an executive agreement between the government of Canada and the government of the United States.

Fulbright Canada encourages and promotes bi-national collaborative research and thoughtful public debate on topics that reflect the broad range of contemporary issues relevant to Canada, the United States and the relationship between the two countries. Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply to our Killam Fellowships program, graduate students and senior scholars are encouraged to apply to our Fulbright Awards, and all of our alumni are encouraged to take part in community initiatives through our enrichment opportunities.

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