Scholar to explore Eastern Europe’s Jews for Hadassah

Dan Fellner
Dan Fellner

Dan Fellner of the Road Scholars Speakers Bureau of the Arizona Humanities Council will present “Jews in Eastern Europe” at a Hadassah Southern Arizona luncheon on Sunday, Oct. 13.

Fellner has more than 25 years of experience in corporate public relations, television news and university teaching in the United States and Eastern Europe. He is a two-time Fulbright Scholar and former Fulbright Senior Specialist. During his Fulbright grants, he taught courses in journalism and public relations at universities in Latvia, Lithuania and Moldova and provided training to media professionals in those countries. Fellner returned to Eastern Europe in 2008 and 2009 to teach a one-week intensive course in public relations at the Fulbright International Summer Institute in Bulgaria, returning to FISI this August to teach a course in intercultural communications.

In 1998 Fellner joined Arizona State University as a faculty associate. He currently teaches courses in communications and English in the Interdisciplinary Hu­manities and Com­munication unit at ASU’s Polytechnic Campus. He also is a faculty affiliate with ASU’s Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies, and teaches courses for ASU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Fellner works as a public address announcer at Arizona sports events and is a freelance travel writer for American newspapers and magazines. He has visited over 110 countries and had more than 60 articles published on such diverse destinations as Greenland, Swaziland, Moorea, Nicaragua, Vietnam, Kosovo, Tunisia, Ecuador and South Africa. His published work can be viewed at www.Global-Travel-Info.com.

Fellner has a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting from ASU and a master’s degree in journalism from The Ohio State University.

The lunch will be held at noon at McMahon’s Prime Steakhouse, 2959 N. Swan Road. The cost is $18. To RSVP, send a check payable to Hadassah to Marlene Zoloto, 10335 N. Fair Desert Dr., Oro Valley, AZ 85737 by Oct. 7 or call Zoloto at 219-6910.