Ms. Rita Bruun Akhtar's Profile

Ms. Rita Bruun Aktar is the Executive Director of USEFP, managing the world’s largest Fulbright Program (in terms of U.S. contribution), the flagship scholarship program of the U.S. Department of State. In 2016, USEFP sent approximately 628 Pakistanis to the U.S. on ten different programs, including 159 in fully-funded Fulbright Master’s and Phd programs.

Ms. Akhtar is a Fulbright alumna, having researched comparative law in Lahore on a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in the mid-1980s. She is an ABD in political science from the University of Washington and an alumna of the Berkeley Urdu Language Program in Pakistan.

Ms. Rita Bruun Akhtar
USEFP Executive Director

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Fellow (1984-1985)




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