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November 2019

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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Info Session: Fulbright-University of Missouri Journalism Award

January 29 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Missouri Office, Rue de Stassart 117
Brussels, 1050 Belgium
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Learn more about this unique partner award from the School of Journalism in Columbia, Missouri. Are you a journalist or an aspiring journalist who wants to broaden their knowledge on certain topics in journalism and is excited to establish or expand their contacts in the United States? In cooperation with the University of Missouri, each year the Fulbright Commission in Brussels selects a mid-career professional journalist from Belgium or Luxembourg to participate in the University of Missouri Journalism Award. As part of this award, each selected grantee will spend a semester (between mid-August and mid-December) in the United States to audit classes at the Missouri Journalism School and to participate in guest lectures and roundtable discussions with students and scholars. Are you curious to learn more and hear the experiences of former participants? Then join us for this info session and panel discussion! Panel members Erica Lutes (Executive Director at the Fulbright Commission in Brussels) Fritz Cropp (Associate Dean for…

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February 2020

Alumni Afterwork: Bright Brussels

February 15 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Place Sainte-Catherine, Place Sainte-Catherine
Brussels, 1000 Belgium
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For our next Alumni Afterwork, please join us for a tour of the Bright Brussels Festival of Light! We will meet up for the beginning of the tour at Place Sainte-Catherine in Brussels and visit a local bar for some drinks afterward. Bright Brussels is a festival of lights, a fascinating itinerary through the city made up of about twenty interactive, playful and captivating light installations. Bright Brussels is a free event, open to all audiences from 19:00 to 23:00 for four evenings, from 13 to 16 February 2020. The route stretches towards the city's historic center from the upper part of the city through the Poelaert, Marolles, Royal Quarter and Sablon neighborhoods to the Halle Gate. (https://bright.brussels/en/)

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March 2020

Eat&Meet at Microsoft Innovation Center Brussels / Bringing Technology and Policy Together

March 4 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Microsoft Brussels Brussels, 1000 + Google Map

We are excited to announce our next Eat&Meet at the Microsoft Innovation Center in Brussels! Are you interested in learning more about how digital policy is shaping Europe in the digital age and how the Microsoft Center in Brussels operates? Then join us for a lunch and presentation with Mark Lange, Director of EU Institutional Relations and Nevena Raczko, EU Government Affairs Coordinator at Microsoft Europe who will talk about how cutting-edge technology helps to overcome barriers of location, language, and accessibility and convene conversations on the most pressing issues impacting Europe. After the talk and lunch, we will be having a tour of the center and interactive demos of the latest technologies of Microsoft! Located on Rue Montoyer, a stone’s throw from the European Parliament, the Microsoft Center is a space which aims to advance discussions on the digital policy issues shaping Europe in the digital age. BY INVITATION ONLY Please RSVP to events@fulbright.be before February 24 (limited spots!)

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Alumni Afterwork at Brewdog Brussels [CANCELLED]

March 19 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brewdog Brussels, 20 Putterie
Brussels, 1000 Belgium

Join us on Thursday, March 19 from 6 PM till 8 PM at Brewdog Brussels for another Fulbright Alumni Afterwork 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. 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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Fulbright and BAEF Anniversary Reception at KU Leuven [CANCELLED]

March 24 at 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
KU Leuven, Naamsestraat 22
Leuven, 3000 Belgium
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To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright Program in Belgium and Luxembourg and the 100th anniversary of BAEF, KU Leuven is hosting a special event to highlight the partnership between Fulbright and BAEF. Program Success in the U.S. (4 PM - 6 PM) Info sessions on how to finance studies or research via Fulbright and BAEF. Celebrating partnership between KU Leuven (6 PM - 7:30 PM) Welcome speeches Presentations Anneleen Straetemans - "Acquiring empathy as an exchange student" Prof. Bart Kerremans - "How to become US president" Reception in American style (7:30 PM - ...) Join us for a reception with alumni of KU Leuven, Fulbright and BAEF.

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