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President Clinton Names Sara Castro-Klaren to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board

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The Briefing Room
                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Press Secretary
                            (State College, PA)

For Immediate Release                                 July 10, 2000


     The President today announced his intent to appoint Sara Castro-Klaren
to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

     Dr. Sara Castro-Klaren, of McLean, Virginia, is Professor of Hispanic
Studies at Johns Hopkins University.  Earlier, Dr. Castro-Klaren taught at
a number of universities including Georgetown, Stanford and Dartmouth and
was Chief of the Hispanic Division at The Library of Congress from 1984 to
1986.  She has authored, edited, and contributed to a number of books on
Latin American topics.  Dr. Castro-Klaren has participated in several
National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships and has served as a
consultant on Fulbright Fellowships.  She received her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D.
from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

     The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board selects students,
scholars, teachers and trainees to participate in educational exchanges.
Approximately 3,800 new grants are awarded to individuals annually through
the United States Information Agency.  The Fulbright Program finances
studies, research and other educational activities for American citizens
and nationals abroad and for citizens and nationals of foreign countries in
American universities.  The Fulbright Program also promotes American
studies in foreign countries, foreign language training, and area studies
in the United States and abroad.


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