Alumnus Kounalakis Earns Second Presidential Appointment

January 13, 2017

CEU alumnus Markos Kounalakis (IRES PhD, ’16) was recently appointed by President Barack Obama to the William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. This is his second presidential appointment in recent months.

The 12-member board selects students, scholars, teachers and others from the U.S. and abroad to participate in Fulbright exchanges. Learn more.

A fellow at CEU’s Center for Media, Data and Society, Markos was appointed by President Obama in 2016  to serve on the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (ACPD).

Markos is a veteran writer and journalist (read some of his writing) and serves as President and Publisher Emeritus of the Washington Monthly. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and serves on the Board of Councilors at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and the Board of Advisors at the University’s Center on Public Diplomacy.

Congratulations again Markos!