Professor Richard Winchester has been named as a Fulbright Scholar to teach in Tunisia during his sabbatical leave, which begins in January of 2012.
Very excited to be accepted into the program, this completes a 30 year dream of Professor Winchester’s to teach in Northern Africa, which began when he was in Paris.
“I expect to spend my time in the nation’s capital of Tunis, at Universite du 7 Novembre a Carthage,” he says. “It has the country's most distinguished law faculty and also offers an advanced degree program in Anglo-American commercial law.”
Professor Winchester will teach tax and business law to Tunisians who want to pursue careers in international business.
Why Tunisia – a country that has just experienced a revolution?
“I speak French,” Professor Winchester says of his choice of Tunisia – a choice made before the revolution. “I am excited to be a witness to the changes there,” he says, “and to be a part of the transition there.”
As for Tunis, Professor Winchester says, “It’s another San Diego. It’s right on the Mediterranean and it’s where a lot of people go for the sun and the surf.” He should feel right at home there.
Congratulations from everyone at TJSL for this prestigious honor!