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Jiquan Chen named Fulbright Global Scholar

In his quest to explore the causes and consequences of global climate change in the context of human influences in different regions, Dr. Jiquan Chen understands the importance of cross-lab, cross-country collaborative research. Knowing that the Fulbright Global Scholar Program is one of the few programs that provides scholars with the opportunity to build direct connections, Chen, a professor in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences and the Center for Global Change and Earth Observations, and EEB, applied to the prestigious program hoping to take advantage of the ability to work collaboratively with other scholars in targeted regions.

Dr. Jiquan Chen
Jiquan Chen

With the knowledge that the award is the most competitive among all of the Fulbright programs, as only one to two scholars from each discipline are selected to represent the U.S. in a given year, Chen was thrilled to receive word of his award. “I am humbled at being selected to represent the U.S. as an ambassador of goodwill, openness, and readiness toward international collaboration,” Chen said. “I also plan to be an advocate for MSU as a global university and plan to promote our global connections. I am grateful to the leadership within the MSU International Studies and Programs, the College of Social Science, and my department for their support. I plan to use this opportunity to promote direct collaborations between MSU and several universities in Europe and Australia.”

The Fulbright Program offers grants to study, teach and conduct research for U.S. citizens to go abroad and non-U.S. citizens to come to the United States. The program fosters mutual understanding between the United States and partner nations. Through unique international educational and cultural exchange programs, Fulbright’s diverse and dynamic network of scholars, alumni, and global partners share knowledge across communities and improve lives worldwide.

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