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Researching Kerala, India


Eric Jepsen, assistant professor of political science, is the recipient of a nine month Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship for research and lecturing at Kerala University in Kerala, India.    

The fellowship, awarded by the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, provides Jepsen with an opportunity to conduct research for his book project tentatively titled, "Kerala in the Economic Reform Era: Ideas, Institutions, and Interest Groups." For the 2012-13 academic year, Jepsen will also give lectures on United States-India relations, comparative political economy and the 2012 U.S. presidential campaign at colleges and universities throughout Kerala. Jepsen is one of approximately 1,100 faculty and professionals from the United States who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. 

The Fulbright Program is America's flagship international educational exchange activity. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement. The Fulbright Program provides short-term academic opportunities to prominent faculty and professionals to support curricular and faculty development and institutional planning at academic institutions around the world.

want-to-know-more-button_1  Eric Jepsen Faculty Bio

Department of Political Science

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