Press Release 9/19/17  (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library and Joseph Baxer, President of the United Nations Association of Connecticut are proud to present “A Glimpse of India: A Fulbright Experience.” This topic will be explored by Valentin Dumitrascu, current Head of the History Department at Marvelwood School. Dumitrascu spent time in India as part of the Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching program from January to May of 2017. The presentation will reflect on his personal experience of studying, living and traveling in India for four months as part of a Fulbright grant.

India is the largest democracy in the world and the country continues to maintain its commitment to the democratic form of government. Not only that, but India’s vibrant economy is growing at a fast rate thus turning the country into an economic powerhouse. These factors as well as its diverse culture and rich history make India an interesting destination for travel and exploration. Please join us on Wednesday, October 4 at 6:30 in the Reading Room at the Kent Memorial Library, 32 North Main Street, Kent, CT. The program will be followed by refreshments.

Valentin Dumitrascu is currently the Head of the History Department at Marvelwood School in Kent, CT and a board member with the United Nations Association of Connecticut. He holds a Master’s Degree in International Studies from the University of Connecticut as well as a Master’s Degree in History and a Romanian Law Degree. Valentin is also a National Endowment for Humanities grantee for 2017.  He speaks French, Romanian and Russian, and during summers he teaches at the Leysin American School in Switzerland.

This program is free & open to public. Donations always accepted. Please register. For more information, call 860-927-3761 or go to kentmemoriallibrary.org.

The Kent Memorial Library’s mission is to enrich the lives of individuals and the community by providing materials, programs, and services to encourage reading, learning and imagination. The Library is located at 32 North Main Street, Kent, Connecticut. Visit kentmemoriallibrary.org for more information.