Global Issues Colloquium: Fulbright in Uganda: Capacity Building and Fund Raising

Ernie Troy Hughes, Ph.D.
Vice President for University Advancement
Office of University Advancement Office

Come hear Dr. Ernie Hughes discuss his Fulbright experience in tropical East Africa, where he was a consultant for one of Africa’s oldest and most prestigious universities, Makerere University, in Kampala, Uganda. At Makerere, he was in the Fulbright Scholar Specialist Program, which was to help build infrastructure to create philanthropic opportunities for the university. His mission was to help Makerere raise money to keep its institution running effectively. To do so, Dr. Hughes had to navigate cross cultural barriers and seek common understanding to achieve the program’s goals.