Sracic Selected for Second Fullbright Award

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Paul Sracic, professor and chairman of the Department of Politics and International Relations at Youngstown State University, has been granted for the second time, a Fulbright Award to lecture in Japan.

Sracic is believed to be the first YSU professor to earn two Fulbright honors. His first in 2009 was also in Japan.

Sracic’s award runs from September 2018 through July 2018 and will include lecturing on American trade politics at Waseda University in Tokyo and Yokohoma National University in Yokohama.

The Fulbright Program, started in 1946, aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

The award is only the latest in Sracic’s international portfolio. In 2012, he was invited to Japan as part of the Japanese Prime Minister’s Office Visiting Experts Program and has since given more than 40 international U.S. State Department-sponsored lectures in eight different countries, including U.S. Embassy facilities in Tokyo and Beijing and at the U.S. ambassador’s residences in Brussels and Dublin.

Sracic is a frequent guest interviewed in international news media, from CNN and NPR to the Washington Post and USA Today. Sracic was part of the U.S. State Department’s election night program in 2016, answering questions from embassies about the U.S. electoral system.

Sracic is the co-author of “Ohio Government and Politics” with Bill Binning, chairman emeritus of the YSU Department of Political Science. He also was featured in a TEDx talk entitled “Ohio, the Swing State,” which can be heard here.

Pictured: Paul Sracic.

SOURCE: YSU News Center

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