Auburn professor gets Fulbright for Croatia visit
Henry Thompson, an agricultural economics and rural sociology professor at Auburn University, will visit the University of Zagreb in Croatia courtesy of a Fulbright Senior Specialists grant.
Thompson will lecture on international economics and microeconomics, and conduct research seminars in Croatia and Slovenia, both in the former Yugoslavia.
The Fulbright grant assigned Thompson to the economics faculty at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Zagreb, the capital of Croatia.
"The countries in eastern and central Europe are making a transition away from government managed socialism and toward more open market-oriented economies," Thompson says.
The Senior Specialists Program, which offers grants for two to six weeks of work, is designed to complement the traditional Fulbright Scholars Program, which provides grants from two months to a year.
"Some academics and professionals find it difficult to be away overseas for that length of time," says Patti Peterson, executive director of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, which manages the Senior Specialists Program. The program is sponsored by the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
A graduate of the University of Houston in international trade and energy economics, Thompson will use the time abroad to finish work on a new edition of his textbook on international economics..
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