LEIZ Bursary Holder Julian Müller-Kaler.
Julian Müller-Kaler, a recent graduate of Zeppelin University and holder of the LEIZ Young Leaders Bursary, was awarded the Fulbright-Schumann Scholarship for his Master of Arts Studies at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Washington, D.C. The Fulbright Program is an American scholarship program of competitive, merit-based grants for international educational exchange of students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists, founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946. It is among the most distinguished scholarship programs in the world and requires applicants to go through a highly competitive selection process.
Throughout his undergraduate studies in Friedrichshafen, Julian Müller-Kaler has focused on American politics, the rise of populism, and its implications for transatlantic relationship. He also studied in Guangzhou, China and Washington, DC, where he was able to witness the US-American election campaign 2016 first-hand. In addition, Julian Müller-Kaler served as president of Zeppelin University‘s Club of International Politics, a student-run non-profit organization with more than 200 members. Through its events, covering a wide range of foreign-politics-related topics, the Club emphasizes the importance of political education and works to promote international understanding.
In a recent interview, Julian Müller-Kaler explains the opportunities that come with the Fulbright-Schuman scholarship, his motivation to pursue his studies in the United States of America, and his experiences with the application process for both the Fulbright award and Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service. The interview is available here.