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Thursday, June 14, 2012


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June 14, 2012
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Norwich University announces agreement with Fulbright Canada to fund research chair in War and Peace Studies

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University officials announced a partnership with the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the US, Fulbright Canada, to establish a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at Norwich University focused on research pertaining to military and diplomatic affairs.

Officials signed a memorandum of understanding Monday for a position open to any Canadian scholars that meet the eligibility requirements of the Fulbright Program.

On Monday Fulbright Canada CEO Michael Hawes visited with University leadership on the Northfield campus to express support and enthusiasm in helping to fund a visiting professor position in the Studies of War and Peace program.

“I am pleased to play whatever small part I can in helping you to achieve your goal [of internationalizing your campus]," Hawes said.

Norwich University President Richard Schneider highlighted the growth of Norwich’s vibrant undergraduate research program and discussed the value of adding a professor dedicated to research.

“I am so very pleased with this new strategic partnership, and we look forward to hosting distinguished visiting researchers on such an important topic to Norwich’s mission,” Schneider said.

The position will support a semester or yearlong appointment for the next five years. Applications for the Visiting Research Chair will be submitted to Fulbright Canada in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Editor’s note: Please find high-resolution photos of the signing event for publication here. In photos 1-3 L-R CEO Hawes and President Schneider; 4-5 is L-R Schneider and Hawes.


The mandate of Fulbright Canada is to enhance mutual understanding between the people of Canada and the people of the United States of America by providing support to outstanding individuals. These individuals conduct research, lecture, or enroll in formal academic programs in the other country. In doing so, Fulbright Canada aims to grow intellectual capacity, increase productivity, and assist in the shaping of future leaders.


Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu