Paper: “Tolerance and Intolerance in Sexual Cultures in Latin America.” Male Friendship and Homosociality in Latin America, Brown (7 April).
`Computer Assisted Mathematics’, Invited Address, Philosophy of Mathematics Special Interest Group at American Mathematical Society/Mathematical Association of America Joint Meetings, San Antonio, January 2006.
Fulbright personal statement or the Fulbright statement of purpose is not like any other ordinary type of essay writing we do in Pakistan. If your writing matches to a typical essay, it won’t stick to the minds of the Fulbright admissions committee and you will most likely lose any chance of getting in. An impressive personal statement will most likely increase your chances of getting a recommendation for Fulbright interview initiation.
Mention Important Points: Never forget to mention the important points in brief. For e.g., give your top reasons to pursue the course that you did in the past etc. While your Curriculum Vitae or Resume would give details about the courses you have done, this is the best chance for you to explain why you chose that course and your passion for it. Fulbright would love to know why you made such a decision in the past.
could be a very daunting task for students in Pakistan, many a times, as they don’t have any prior experience in writing something like this. Also, this could be one of the best chances that you will get to impress the Fulbright committee, who will be reading your personal statement. I personally believe that a personal statement is a kind of a quick interview of a Fulbright applicant – except that you don’t have to answer the interviewer in person but on a piece of paper.
For those of you who don’t know yet or are applying for next year for 2019, you will have to write a 700-750 words long personal statement. In order to write a personal statement, you must first understand the real purpose and value of a ‘Personal Statement’. The basic idea behind a personal statement is to get a piece of original writing and a peak into the mind of the applicant.
Today I am going to write about the things that were common in all successful Fulbright personal statements. Along with that I am also going to write about the common flaws in the unsuccessful personal statements.
"Social insurance based on individual savings accounts", in S. Cnossen andH.-W. Sinn (eds.), Public Finance in the New Millennium, MIT Press
“The Place of Athropology in a Pulbic Culture Reshaped by Bioreductivism,” (February 2004). : (an introductory anthropology text published by McGraw Hill), by Luis Vivanco et al. (June 2005; c 2006)
Give Real life Examples: A personal statement for Fulbright application is the perfect time to think outside the box and to think about different aspects of your life. You can review your life and add important points to your essay. Don’t include your whole life story; present it in an impressive way which highlights your strengths, skills and talents. Portray everything using examples rather than just listing your strengths.
1997 –– Keynote Address: “On Gay/Lesbian Studies in Latin America.” Conference on Latin American History (a division of the American Historical Association)
So the and have almost come to an end. Last year, 1,300+ students applied for the Fulbright scholarship from Pakistan and around 150 were selected. It is yet to see who got in and who got out but this year I have had the opportunity to help over 100+ students with their Fulbright personal statements and got to read over 170 personal statements of Fulbright applicants.
Write About Yourself: Everyone has their own stories and experiences to share with the Fulbright people. If you have an exciting story about yourself, don’t forget to mention it in your personal statement. Don’t write your story just for the sake of impressing the officers; present it in a sincere manner.
Don’t Write to Impress: Whenever you write a personal statement, it is a human tendency to think of those points that would impress others. However, this will get you go off the track. Try to be genuine and give only those points which you really feel are important.
(The German Hygiene Museum in Dresden published a stand-alone ethics reader to serve as exhibition catalog for its exhibit on the Ten Commandments in an age of globalization.)