Annual Award Information
Each year, the Association bestows the Mulert Award on one of the applicants who best fulfills the annual criteria. Criteria are based on the motto of the award: mutual understanding. The Call for Applicants is released annually via our member newsletter and is published under news on our website.
Founder of the Fulbright Alumni Association –
The Life of Juergen Mulert
After half a year of planning and preparation, the Association was founded in Frankfurt am Main on January 24, 1986. Countless returnees from prior years were contacted, and Mulert and fiften others were the inaugural members.
There were several reasons for choosing Frankfurt as the Association’s home. It was the geographical center of Germany, many committed Fulbrighters were gathered there, and last but not least, a (Fulbright-) law office there supported the Association in notarial matters. One year later, Juergen moved to Frankfurt to work at the city’s main university.
In addition to those within the Associations he founded, he has held many voluntary positions. He was lay judge at the Administrative Court in Stuttgart from 1975 to 1980, lay judge at the Administrative Court in Weimar from 1997, and in various committees of the Chamber of Commerce. Law, principally the law of the Roman Empire, was his passion. He revered the Humanists and wrote these few lines called the THE DIOGENES DECLARATION: Do it out of general esteem for Mankind.
Talents and Passions
He spoke English and French fluently, revered Jacques Rousseau, Charles Dickens, Maria Callas and the Beatles.
Italy was the country which most attracted him, and he decided to hike from Erfurt to Rome over two weeks every summer. For each successive year, he would continue the hike where he left it the year before.
Latest Updates on the Award
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