J. William and Harriet Fulbright Center

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The J. William & Harriet Fulbright Center is a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Washington, D.C., whose mission is to "...foster peace and justice through collaboration."[1]


In 2006 Harriet Mayor Fulbright founded The J. William & Harriet Fulbright Center.[2]


The center is not related to the Fulbright Scholarship Program, aside from the Fulbright Name. The center was founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright and his wife, current center president Harriet Mayor Fulbright, and supports international collaborations among students, teachers, and schools, and culturally immersive programs for scholars and world leaders.[3]

Global Symposium of Peaceful Nations 2009[edit]

The Global Symposium of Peaceful Nations, the first forum aimed at recognizing and honoring the most peaceful countries in the world took place November 1–3 at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.[4]

The two most peaceful nations in each of the nine regions were identified by the 2009 Global Peace Index and were honored at the Global Symposium of Peaceful Nations. These countries included:

The Symposium gathered the most peaceful nation to celebrate, learn, and lead. The Symposium offered an opportunity to examine peacefulness and develop insights on the history, policies and characteristics of the most peaceful nations. Each country was represented by two delegates- one from civil society and one from the government.[5]


  1. ^ "About the Fulbright Center". The J. William & Harriet Fulbright Center. Archived from the original on 2009-12-08. Retrieved 2009-11-18. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "For Harriet Fulbright, education's end goal is peace". Devex. 2009-11-20. Retrieved 2019-10-23.
  3. ^ Daniels, Morgan (2009-11-11). "Symposium explores the makings of a peaceful nation". United Press International, Inc. Retrieved 2009-11-19. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Global Symposium of Peaceful Nations". Archived from the original on 2009-10-03. Retrieved 2020-01-28.
  5. ^ "Peaceful Nations. Official Report" (PDF).

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