Lonnie R. Johnson and Fulbright Austria

Dr. Lonnie R. Johnson has been awarded a grant for a bilateral case study of two interlocking concerns:

a synthetic, macro-historical analysis of the genesis of the Fulbright Program as a global program that laid the foundation for the development of international education after World War II, and a micro-historical look at the evolution of the bilateral Austrian-American Fulbright program as one example of how the binational philosophy and the trademark features of the Fulbright Program contributed to the evolution of international education in both countries, including the development of Austrian studies in the United States and American studies in Austria, in particular.

Dr. Lonnie R. Johnson is native of Minnesota and graduate of St. John’s University, who has lived and worked in Vienna since an initial year of study abroad in Vienna in 1973-74.  He has a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Vienna, is the author of books and articles on Viennese, Austrian, and Central European history — including the third revised edition of Central Europe: Enemies, Neighbors, Friends (Oxford University Press: 2011) — and he has served as the executive director of the Fulbright Program in Austria since 1997.