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October 2019

Out&About: Tour of Africa Museum

October 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
€12

Join us for a guided tour of the Africa Museum also known as the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA). The Africa Museum is a center for knowledge and resources on Africa, in particular, Central Africa, in a historical, contemporary, and global context. The museum exhibits unique collections. It is a place of memory on the colonial past and strives to be a dynamic platform for exchanges and dialogues between cultures and generations. Out&About events are cultural activities organized in different cities in Belgium or Luxembourg. BY INVITATION ONLY Museum entrance fee will be 12 euros. Please RSVP to events@fulbright.be before October 4 (limited spots!)

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Alumni Afterwork: Halloween Edition

October 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Royal Puppet Theater Toone, Rue du Marché Aux Herbes 66
Brussels, Brussels 1000 Belgium
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As we officially entered fall, Halloween is coming closer. Are you excited to show off your costume to alumni and friends of the Fulbright Program while having a drink? Then be our guest at this special pre-Halloween Alumni Afterwork at the Royal Puppet Theater Toone in Brussels! We encourage everyone to dress up as we will offer a free round of drinks to five people with the most creative costumes. First launched in 2018, these casual events are an opportunity for alumni to get together over drinks to meet, network, and continue the great cultural exchange that began during your time as a Fulbrighter. This monthly event is open to alumni of the Fulbright Belgium, Luxembourg and Schuman Programs as well as former Fulbrighters from around the world. Please RSVP in the Fulbrighter Network!

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November 2019

Classical Concert: Mind Speller Orchestra

November 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula, Place Sainte-Gudule
Brussels, Brussels 1000 Belgium
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€15

Join alumni and friends of the Fulbright Program for this unique concert at the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula in Brussels, featuring the Mind Speller Orchestra directed by Prof. Tigran Maytesian from KU Leuven, followed by a lecture on the Mindspeller Medical Research Project on Brain Computer Interfaces by Prof. Marc Van Hulle from KU Leuven and Fulbright alumnus. The Fulbright Commission in Belgium supports this event by offering discounted tickets to Fulbright alumni for 15 euro per ticket. (ticket value of 20 euros) Please reserve your ticket by sending an email to events@fulbright.be (limited tickets!) We will hand out tickets on the day of the event at the entrance. We can only accept cash.

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Out&About: Tour of The Family of Man Photo Exhibition

November 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Clervaux Castle, Château de Clervaux
Clervaux, 9712 Luxembourg
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€10

Join current U.S. Fulbrighters and local alumni for a guided tour of the famous The Family of Man photo exhibition at Clervaux Castle in Clervaux, Luxembourg. The Family of Man is made up of 503 photographs by 273 artists, from 68 countries, brought together by Edward Steichen for the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Presented for the first time in 1955, the exhibition was meant as a manifesto for peace and the fundamental equality of mankind via the humanist photography of the post-war years. Images by artists such as Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dorothea Lange, Robert Doisneau, August Sander and Ansel Adams were staged in a modernist and spectacular manner. Please RSVP to events@fulbright.be to confirm your attendance by November 1, 2019. (10 euro entrance fee)

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[EducationUSA] LL.M. Tour Brussels 2019

November 12, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick, Boulevard de l'Empereur 3
Brussels, Brussels 1000 Belgium
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Are you a law student or a young lawyer looking to internationalize your CV with a law degree from the United States? Join us at the annual EducationUSA LL.M. Fair to meet with representatives from 25 American law schools, learn from alumni of U.S. LL.M. programs, and network with other young legal professionals. Now in its fifth year, the LL.M. Fair provides law students and young lawyers in Belgium the opportunity to meet and network with representatives from dozens of American law schools. Attendees will learn more about the application process, admissions, and the content of LL.M programs in the United States and will also be able to meet with law school representatives one-on-one. Whether you are a law student preparing for your next steps or a young lawyer looking to internationalize your CV, the LL.M. Fair is the perfect opportunity to learn more about legal education in the United States. More information, including a full list of participating law…

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Eat&Meet with Ambassador Tamás Iván Kovács

November 21, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Embassy of Hungary, 44 Avenue du Vert Chasseur
Uccle, Brussels 1180 Belgium
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We are excited to announce our next Eat&Meet with Dr. Tamás Iván Kovács, the Ambassador of Hungary to the Kingdom of Belgium and Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Eat&Meet's are business lunches hosted by leaders in different professional areas who are former grantees of the Fulbright Program to talk about their background, career path and share their Fulbright experience in the U.S. Both current Fulbright grantees and alumni will get the opportunity to ask questions, build their network and expand their knowledge within U.S.-Belgian relations after returning from the U.S. BY INVITATION ONLY

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Classical Concert: Carl Orff – Carmina Burana

November 23, 2019 at 8:00 pm - 10:45 pm
BOZAR Brussels, Rue Ravenstein 23
Brussels, Brussels 1000
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€10

Join alumni and friends of the Fulbright Program for this very special 40th-anniversary concert, hosted by the Brussels Choral Society! This concert features music by three 20th century composers, and could be headlined ‘Sacred and Profane’. View the full program here. The Fulbright Commission in Belgium supports this event by offering discounted tickets to Fulbright alumni for 10 euro per ticket. (ticket value of 15 euro)

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December 2019

Eat&Meet with Prof. Petra De Sutter

December 9, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ginette Bar, Place du Luxembourg 5
Ixelles, B-1050
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We are excited to announce our next Eat&Meet with Prof. Petra De Sutter, Professor in Gynaecology, Department Head at the Ghent University Hospital, Senator for the Flemish Green party Groen and Fulbright alumna. A healthy and social just society: that is what Petra De Sutter is committed to every day. As a gynaecologist and fertility expert, she has been confronted with the harmful effects of chemicals on our health. Her indignation about this brought her into politics in 2014. Five years later, she represents the Flemish Greens in the European Parliament and is the first green chairwoman of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Affairs. "I have a very strong sense of justice. That is my motivation to work hard every day." Since 30 years Petra De Sutter has been pointing out the health risks of endocrine disruptors. She defends the sexual and reproductive health and rights of girls and women, and engages in bio-ethical discussions such as…

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Alumni Afterwork: Christmas Market Leuven

December 12, 2019 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ladeuzeplein Leuven, Monseigneur Ladeuzeplein
Leuven, 3000 Belgium
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Join current American grantees in Belgium, alumni and friends of the Fulbright Program for an Alumni Afterwork at the Leuven Christmas Market! We'll meet at the entrance of the KU Leuven Library across from the market. The Leuven Christmas Market is a winter village with more than 140 attractively decorated stalls. Here, you will find all you need, from the best winter products to keep you warm to deli products and smart Christmas gifts. And of course, lots of live music and concerts. Good mood and warm atmosphere guaranteed! First launched in 2018, these casual events are an opportunity for alumni to get together over drinks to meet, network, and continue the great cultural exchange that began during your time as a Fulbrighter. This monthly event is open to alumni of the Fulbright Belgium, Luxembourg and Schuman Programs as well as former Fulbrighters from around the world. RSVP here: https://fulbrighternetwork.com/networks/events/27479

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January 2020

Alumni Afterwork at Plein Publiek

January 16 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Plein Publiek BXL, Mont des Arts
Brussels, 1000 Belgium
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Join us on Thursday, January 16 from 6 PM till 8 PM at Plein Publiek Brussels for our first Fulbright Alumni Afterwork of 2020 in downtown Brussels! First launched in March 2018, these casual events are an opportunity for alumni to get together over drinks to meet, network, and continue the great cultural exchange that began during your time as a Fulbrighter. How to get there (https://goo.gl/maps/FTC69DgKfoyCQhow8) This monthly event is open to alumni of the Fulbright Belgium/Luxembourg Programs as well as former Fulbrighters from around the world.

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