UH Professors Receive Fulbright Awards

University of Hawaiʻi
Posted: Dec 3, 2001

The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign
Scholarship Board recently announced that four University of Hawaiʻi professors
have been awarded 2001-2002 Fulbright Scholar grants, while three foreign scholars
were awarded Fulbright grants to come to the University of Hawaiʻi to conduct

The four UH professors are UH Manoa philosophy professor Roger Ames, William
S. Richardson School of Law professor Alison Conner, UH Manoa Russian professor
James E. Brown, and UH Manoa Asian studies professor Eric Harwit.

Visiting Fulbright scholars at UH Manoa are English professor Katarzyna Maria
Dziubalska-Kolaczyk from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland, Oriental studies
and history professor Amir Khissamoutdinov from Far Eastern State Technological
University in Russia, and business and economics associate professor Tibor Kiss
from Pecs University in Hungary.

The four UH professors are among approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals
who received Fulbright grants this year to lecture or conduct research abroad.
A similar number of visiting scholars, including the three to UH Manoa, received
awards to come to the United States primarily as researchers. These current
"Fulbrighters" join the approximately 82,000 U.S. and foreign scholars
who have participated in the program since its inception in 1946.

The Fulbright Scholar Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State,
with additional funding coming from participating governments and host institutions
in the United States and abroad. The Council for International Exchange of Scholars
is a private, nonprofit organization that manages Fulbright scholar exchanges.
Final selections are made by the presidentially appointed J. William Fulbright
Foreign Scholarship Board, which also formulates policy for the program.

About the scholars:

Roger Ames is a philosophy professor at UH Manoa. He also served as the
director of the Center for Chinese Studies from 1991 until Spring 2000. His
teaching and research interests focus on comparative philosophy, the philosophy
of culture, environmental philosophy, classical Confucianism, and Daoism. His
research as a Fulbright scholar will cover the Blackwell Sourcebook in Chinese
Philosophy, and he will conduct his research at Peking University in Beijing,

Alison Conner has been a professor at UH Manoa‘s William S. Richardson
School of Law since January 1995. She was named Outstanding Professor of Law
for the 2000-2001 academic year. She currently teaches courses on Chinese and
Asian law as well as corporations. She was awarded a Distinguished Lectureship
in Law, and will also be traveling to Peking University, one of the top law
schools in China, where she will teach a course in Business Organizations and
another course in Legal Process taught jointly with a Peking University professor.

James Edwin Brown is an associate professor in the Department of Languages
and Literatures of Europe and the Americas at UH Manoa. He will lecture and
conduct research in comparing the Russian and English languages at the University
of Russian Academy of Education in Moscow.

Eric Harwit is an associate professor in Asian studies at UH Manoa. His
teaching includes courses on comparative Asian development and a new project
that explores China‘s political and economic relations with Central Asia.
His research topic is "Growth and Development of Telecommunications in
China: Government Policy and Social Change," and he will conduct his research
at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing.

Katarzyna Maria Dziubalska-Kolaczyk, whose research topic is "Principles
of Natural Phonology: American and European Leitmotifs of the Past and Present,"
is a professor with the School of English at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan,

Amir Khissamoutdinov, whose research topic is "Russian Emigration
to the West Coast of the United States via Hawaiʻi," is a professor
in the Department of Oriental Studies and History at Far Eastern State Technological
University in Vladivostok, Russia.

Tibor Kiss
, who will be lecturing at UH Manoa on the topic of business simulation,
is an associate professor in the Department of Strategic Management with the
Faculty of Business and Economics at Pecs University in Hungary.