Steve Holland, 'A Fulbright Year in Montenegro'

Having a study abroad experience as a student can be life-changing. Steve Holland, Luther College associate professor of economics, will discuss how immersion in a foreign culture can be equally impactful as an adult in his lecture "A Fulbright Year in Montenegro" at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, in Luther's Shirley Baker Commons.

The lecture, part of the winter meeting of the Seven Rivers Chapter of the Fulbright Association, is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Holland will discuss how living and teaching as a Fulbright Scholar in Montenegro, rich with history and culture, has shaped his teaching of economics. During the 2012-13 academic year, Holland traveled to Podgorica, Montenegro to teach at the University of Donja Gorica and University of Montenegro as a Scholar with the Fulbright Program.

After Holland's presentation, there will be time for audience questions, a presentation on the Fulbright Association and the Seven Rivers Chapter, as well as time to meet alumni from the Fulbright Program and an opportunity to network. 

Holland, Luther's Dahl Chair in Economics and Business, has been teaching in the economics department at Luther since 2005, focusing on microeconomics, environmental economics and public policy. He received his bachelor's degree in economics and English from St. Olaf College, a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center and a doctoral degree in applied economics from the University of Minnesota.

Founded in 1977, the Fulbright Association was established as an independent, private, nonprofit, membership organization. Senator J. William Fulbright wanted alumni from around the United States to continue to educate the U.S. Congress and the public about the benefit of a mutual understanding between people of the United States and other countries. The Fulbright Program was designed to allow people to interact, discuss and exchange ideas on global issues.

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,400, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the bachelor of arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: http://www.luther.edu.

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