Professor receives Fulbright award to research, lecture in Ukraine

Chris Grant

Mercer University faculty member Chris Grant, professor and chair of political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, recently received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Ukraine from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

He will use the award to conduct research and lecture at Kyiv Mohela Academy on the emergence of civil society in the former Soviet space.

Dr. Grant, who also received a Fulbright award to the former Soviet Republic of Moldova in 2006, has previously conducted research in Moldova, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan on the development of tolerant coexistence between peoples in deeply divided nations of the former Soviet Union.

“Being selected for a Fulbright is a great honor — usually one that comes only once in a lifetime,” said Dr. Grant. “I am truly grateful to be selected for a second award. This is a fantastic opportunity to continue the research agenda that I started 15 years ago in Moldova. In addition to the opportunity to add to my research on the development of civil society in the former U.S.S.R., I will look to find connections for Mercer and Mercer students from my time in Kyiv.”

As a Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Grant will share knowledge and foster meaningful connections across communities in the United States and Ukraine.

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