ABINGTON, Pa. — The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs admitted Salar Ghahramani, assistant professor of business law and international law and policy at Penn State Abington, into the prestigious Fulbright Specialist Program Roster.
The highly selective Fulbright Specialist program allows Ghahramani to serve as a consultant to academic institutions in more than 150 countries in need of expertise in constitutional law and theory, corporate law, financial services law, and international business and trade law. Projects could include collaborative research, curriculum development, or conducting lectures and seminars.
"... it embodies the belief that international and intercultural scholarship and collaboration can bring the peoples of the world closer together ... ."
— Salar Ghahramani, Penn State Abington
Ghahramani earned admission to the program after a lengthy application process and the recommendation of a peer review panel.
"The admission to the Fulbright Specialist Roster is a special honor for me as it embodies the belief that international and intercultural scholarship and collaboration can bring the peoples of the world closer together, as we build on each other's greatest strengths through the exchange of knowledge and ideas," he said.
Ghahramani graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Penn State with a bachelor's degree in international politics. He earned his law degree with a certificate in International, Comparative, and Foreign Law from Penn State Law.
The Fulbright Specialist Program sends U.S. faculty and professionals to serve abroad for a period of two to six weeks. Fulbright Specialists are a diverse group of highly experienced, well-established faculty members and professionals who represent a wide variety of academic disciplines and professions. In order to be eligible to serve as a Fulbright Specialist, candidates must have significant experience in their respective field.
Penn State Abington, formerly the Ogontz campus, offers baccalaureate degrees in 19 majors at its suburban location just north of Philadelphia. Nearly half of its 4,000 students complete all four years at Abington, with opportunities in undergraduate research, the Schreyer honors program, NCAA Division III athletics, and more. Students can start the first two years of more than 160 Penn State majors at Abington and complete their degrees at University Park or another campus.