Promoting Candid Dialogue - News Platform "Atlantic Review" Receives Mulert Award 2015

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The German Fulbright Alumni Association is proud to announce that this year’s Jürgen Mulert Award on Mutual Understanding is bestowed to the blog "Atlantic Review". Covering a wide range of topics the website is confronting misunderstandings and ignorance in both Europe and the United States.

The Atlantic Review represents an endeavor of great persistency.

Founder and editor Jörg Wolf of the Atlantic Review will be presented with the award for his continued and unwavering contribution to international journalism and providing a forum for timely news updates, analyses, and discussions on pressing transatlantic issues.

Mr. Wolf, a political scientist and former Fulbright Scholar at Johns Hopkins University, explains his volunteer engagement with the necessity of critical, and balanced perspectives on international relations. Since its launch in 2003 the Atlantic Review has published more than 1.000 articles on topics like Iraq, the war on terrorism, NATO, but also economics and pop cultural issues related to transatlantic relations. Current issues such as human rights, freedom of speech, and privacy, have been debated by hundreds of readers and commentators, providing a basis for understanding differences and commonalities alike.

"In times in which international dialogue cannot be taken for granted, the Atlantic Review represents an endeavor of great persistency", affirms Florian Kühnel, president of the German Fulbright Alumni Association. Indeed the project acknowledges that there will always be real problems which need to be addressed if the relationship is to succeed. Mr. Wolf hopes that Atlantic Review’s multifaceted news coverage can advance a meaningful transatlantic partnership.

The Jürgen Mulert Memorial Award on Mutual Understanding was established in 2010 in memory of Dr. Jürgen Mulert, scholar, poet, inventor and Acting Director General of the German-American Fulbright Program. The Mulert Award is given annually to volunteers, artists, professionals and researchers across disciplines, whose work reflects and advances discourse on peace through mutual understanding. Former Mulert Award recipients include Sherief El-Helaifi and Oksana Buzhdygan. The award will be presented on February 21, 2015, at the German Fulbright Alumni Association's annual Winter Ball in Munich, where Mr. Wolf will be a guest of honor.

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