The Fulbright Commission celebrated the Day of Bulgarian Enlighteners with our annual Fulbright Open Lectures (4th edition). This year, once again, we were impressed by the scope and variety of academic knowledge, demonstrated by the participants: Assoc. Prof. Jivko Kissovsky – Sofia University (SU), Assoc. Prof. Tanya Dimova – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), Dr. Bozhil Hristov (SU), Assoc. Prof. Ivo Topalilov – University of Shumen, Prof. Kornelia Slavova (SU), Assoc. Prof. Ivaylo Alexiev (National HIV Laboratory), Dr. Julia Stefanova (BAS), Assoc. Prof. Petya Dimitrova (BAS), Mr. Evegny Minchev – attorney at law.
The Bulgarian scholars presented a popular version of their Fulbright scientific research in the US. The audience learned more about plasma antenna, embryo immunology, Indo-European linguistic proximity, the myth about the Founder of the City in Roman Thrace, theater on both sides of the Iron Curtain, the natural history of HIV, the development of Latin American markets, the role of epigenetics in osteoporosis, and the legal solutions of conflicts in Space. The lectures (in BG) can be viewed here.
For the most part of the audience the experience was like an intellectual roller-coaster, where the diversity and dimensions of scientific knowledge cause dizziness, but the view of the vast academic horizon brings about spontaneous joy.
As always, the lectures were followed by an informal party, where everyone – audience and lecturers could continue their discussion.
We are grateful to all who participated and attended this year’s Open Lectures!