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Jan. 9, 2004
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EMU Professor awarded Fulbright scholar grant to teach in Latvia

YPSILANTI – Raymond Rosenfeld, professor, department of political science at Eastern Michigan University, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at the University of Latvia beginning February 2004. Rosenfeld’s topic will be the “North American Economic Development and Local Government Restructuring EuroFaculty Program.”

EuroFaculty teach undergraduate and master’s-level courses and mentor and retrain local staff. Rosenfeld will teach two public administration graduate seminars.

His “Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations” course will focus on the need for conciliatory, bargaining skills and how Latvian officials can establish working relationships with neighboring countries, the European Union and non-governmental organizations.

The “Program Evaluation” course will look at analytical methods to determine the overall effectiveness of government programs.

“The Baltic states will be formally admitted into the European Union in May 2004. These states were forcefully incorporated into the U.S.S.R. after World War II, and had 40 plus years of totalitarian external rule,” said Rosenfeld. “The EuroFaculty program has been a central mechanism for assisting these states in the transition to modern, democratic and market-oriented nation-states.”

Rosenfeld is one of approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad to some 140 countries for the 2003-2004 academic year through the Fulbright Scholar Program. Established in 1946, the program builds mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and other countries.

During a prior trip to Ukraine in 1995-96, Rosenfeld received a Senior Fulbright grant to lecture on public policy at the Ukrainian Academy of Public Administration. His lectures have been published in English and are the first materials to be published in Ukrainian on public policy, according to Rosenfeld. He also is credited with introducing public policy to the country.

Rosenfeld is director of the master’s in public administration program at EMU. He is a member of the American Political Science Association and the American Society for Public Administration. His most recent publication, “Derzhavna Polityka ta Analiz Polityky,” (Public Policy and Policy Analysis), has been published in English and Ukrainian (Ukrainian Academy of Public Administration, 2001).

Rosenfeld, a resident of Bloomfield Hills, has a doctorate in political science from Emory University.
The Fulbright Scholar Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and managed by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.


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