We keep a busy schedule here in the heart of Virginia, with a slate of regular events, plus special events whenever opportunities present themselves.
Each fall, typically around the middle of September, we host an event to welcome all the new Fulbrighters, plus welcome back many returning ones! Please contact us if you want to be included.
This years Welcome event will be Wednesday of Sept. 12, 2018, 5:00-7:00 PM. Located at Hotel A, UVA, which near Rotunda. Please join us!
RSVP: centralva.fulbright[ at ]gmail.com
Fulbright Central VA Chapter / Charlottesville Committee on Foreign Relations Joint Meeting
Every November, the Chapter joins with the CCFR for a combined event with a major speaker on issues of import to global citizens everywhere. Recent speakers have included the international correspondent Walter Pincus, Azizah Y. al-Hibri, a professor of Islamic Jurisprudence, and Andras Szollosi-Nagy, who spoke on the looming problem of available water resources worldwide and Fulbright Scholar and expert on China John Pomfret.
Near the end of the academic semester, alumni and international guests gather for a traditional American offering of Holiday fare. This has been a very popular event in recent years.
As the weather improves each year, we can’t help but celebrate it. We look for cultural events as part of this, and especially as a way to involve our members in the whole region. To that end, we have held events at two local wineries owned by Fulbright alumni. In 2014, we took members down to Farmville, VA, to visit the Moton Museum, which commemorates the Civil Rights Struggle in one of the very high schools where desegregation was struck down.
The first Wednesday of each month, we gather at SEDONA tap house at about 5:00 PM for a chance to relax, catch up on each others’ lives, and to hear from our international guests how they are experiencing life in central Virginia.