G. Calvin Mackenzie (government) has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at the Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences in Hanoi, Vietnam, this spring, and to assist major Vietnamese universities inĀ  developing American studies programs.

Mackenzie, the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of Government at Colby, is the author or editor of more than 15 books on American government and politics. He was a Fulbright professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University in China in 2005 and the John Adams Fellow at the University of London in 1999-2000.

His wife, Sarah Mackenzie, an alumna from the Class of 1970 and a professor at the University of Maine, also was awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant for spring 2012. She will teach at the Vietnam National University in Hanoi and consult with government officials and others throughout Vietnam regarding school reform, teacher preparation, and leadership development.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in 2011-2012.