For the past nineteen years, the Fulbright Commission has been celebrating Thanksgiving by hosting its traditional dinner, an important event for the Fulbright community in Portugal.

Regular attendees, as well as newcomers, joined current and past Fulbright grantees, Board members, partners and friends of the Fulbright Program in Portugal, and the Commission’s staff, for the Thanksgiving dinner at the Lisbon Marriott Hotel on November 21st and, once again, took this opportunity to know each other and to develop a network of valuable contacts.

Fulbright Commission’s Executive Director, Otília Macedo Reis, saluted all participants, particularly the current American grantees in Portugal and the Portuguese grantees recently selected. And this year, we had a special guest speaker, the Honorable George E. Glass, U.S. Ambassador to Portugal who gave a cheerful speech.

The Fulbright Commission and the U.S. Ambassador commended Mr. Curtis Stewart, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, for his 9 years of service on the Board and his friendship and dedication to the Fulbright Program in Portugal.

You can find the photo album of the 2017 Fulbright Thanksgiving Dinner on the Fulbright Commission’s Facebook Page.