American Fulbright Specialist Visits Bahrain

From December 5 to December 15, American Fulbright Specialist Dr. Nancy Scannell was hosted by the Royal University for Women (RUW). The Fulbright Specialist Program promotes linkages between U.S. scholars and professionals and their counterparts at host institutions overseas. The program awards grants to U.S. faculty and professionals approved to join the Specialist Roster in select disciplines to engage in short-term collaborative projects at eligible institutions in over 140 countries worldwide.

During her visit, Dr. Nancy Scannell conducted external verification of RUW’s programs in Macroeconomics, Introduction to Finance, Money and Banking, and Personal Financial Management. She was also guest lecturer in several business related classes, including Capital Markets and Institutions, Investments and Portfolio Management, and Derivatives and Risk Management. Dr. Nancy introduced the Financial Literacy Badges program to RUW’s outstanding business students. The main idea behind this program, which was initiated at the University of Illinois, is to introduce students to the financial skills and knowledge needed for their field, as well as certify the skills they have gained in the program.