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WFU professors awarded Fulbrights to study African governance, Jewish political philosophers


May 5, 2008

Wake Forest University is pleased to announce that Sylvain Boko, Zachary T. Smith Associate Professor of Economics, and David Weinstein, professor of political science, have won fellowships from the Fulbright Scholar Program. 

Boko has won a fellowship to Uganda for the 2008-2009 academic year.  He will conduct research on the topic “Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development: The Role of Decentralized Governance” and will teach at the Makerere University Institute of Social Research in Kampala. 

Weinstein has received a fellowship beginning in April 2009 to conduct research and teach at the Simon Dubnow Institute at Leipzig University located in Saxony, Germany.  The institute is devoted to the study of Central European Jewish history and culture.  Weinstein’s research will focus on Jewish political philosophers, including Karl Popper and Leo Strauss, who were forced to flee from Germany and Austria in the 1930s.

The Fulbright Scholar Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries.  The program is funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

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WFU professor of political science David Weinstein.
WFU professor of political science David Weinstein.
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WFU economics professor Dr. Sylvain Boko.
WFU economics professor Dr. Sylvain Boko.
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