Evergreen Hosts Foreign Fulbright Scholar

November 9, 2005

OLYMPIA - The Evergreen State College has been selected to host Fulbright Visiting Scholar Dr. Sunil Manilal Kothari from New Delhi, India.

Kothari is one of approximately 850 foreign faculty and professionals the Fulbright Scholar program will bring to the United States this year to teach and perform research. Kothari is a dance historian and will lecture about comparative study of Indian Dance and dance-drama traditions.

In 2001 Kothari was awarded the Padma Shri award by the Indian government, recognizing distinguished service to the nation. The Padma Shri is the fourth-highest civilian award in India.

The Fulbright program was established in 1946 under legislation by the late Senator William Fulbright of Arkansas, and is designed to build mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and other countries. In its 59 years of existence, thousands of U.S. faculty and professionals have studied, taught or done research abroad and thousands of their counterparts from other countries have engaged in similar activities in the U.S.