State Department Commends Dr. Negishi and Dr. Diamond, Nobel Prize Recipients and Fulbright Program Alumni

Oct. 22 - On Oct. 21 in Washington, the Department of State commended two Fulbright Program alumni, Dr. Ei-Ichi Negishi of Japan and Dr. Peter A. Diamond of the United States, recipients of this year's Nobel Prizes in Chemistry and Economics, respectively. Dr. Negishi was awarded a Fulbright scholarship in 1960 to conduct research at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Negishi and Dr. Diamond are the 41st and 42nd Fulbright alumni to receive Nobel Prizes. Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 300,000 participants from over 155 countries with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. [Press release]