08.20.12 — Maria Green, a visiting scholar with Northeastern University School of Law's Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy, has been awarded the 2012-2013 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in International Human Rights at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at Lund University. Green will interact with the members of the Institute, conduct research in human rights and international development, and teach a course in human rights and development in the Master Program on International Human Rights Law in the Lund University Faculty of Law.

The Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program comprises approximately 40 distinguished lecturing, distinguished research and distinguished lecturing/research awards ranging from three to 12 months. Awards in the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program are viewed as among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program.T he Fulbright U. Visiting Lecturer/Research Scholar Program in Sweden grants seven awards to US scholars each year, including three Distinguished Chairs.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the US government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the US Congress to the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.