Indiana State University welcomes Marcelo Echague Pastore

Marcelo Echague Pastore, the current Director of Institutional Relations and former Director of Economic Students and Financial Analysis at Paraguay’s Securities and Exchange Commission, will teach at Indiana State University through the Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program.

The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program brings visiting scholars from abroad to U.S. colleges and universities, helping the institutions internationalize their curricula, campuses, and surrounding communities, and diversify the educational experiences of their students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders. Pastore is one of more than forty-five Fulbright Scholars-in-Residence, and among 1,000 outstanding foreign faculty and professionals who will teach and pursue research in the United States for the 2023-2024 academic year through the worldwide Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.

At Indiana State University, he will be team-teaching Latin American Political Economy with Don Richards in Fall 2023 and Economic Development with Bassam Yousif in Spring 2024.

“Being a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence here at ISU is certainly a unique and exciting opportunity for me as a Paraguayan national, since it will enable me not only to teach and research at the highest level but also to foster win-win collaborations between ISU and Paraguayan institutions, both professional and academic, so as to keep improving the welfare of our surrounding communities”  Pastore said.

Pastore earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the National University of Asuncion – Paraguay and a Master’s in Public Policy from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo, Japan. He’s a former World Bank Junior economist for several Latin American countries, including Paraguay, Argentina, and Uruguay. His teaching and research interests focus on financial education/inclusion, sustainable finance, and financial technology.

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international academic exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. Participating governments and home and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in over 160 countries worldwide.

Host institutions, like ISU, are selected through a very competitive process.  Scholars in Residences, like Pastore, work across departments and curricula in a variety of ways to widely enhance or expand an existing international program, develop new world area studies programs, add an international dimension to existing coursework or provide an opportunity for U.S. students to learn about a particular world region or country.

Indiana State would like to thank its community partners for their assistance in generating a successful application to get a Fulbright Scholar, those include St. Mary of the Woods College, Ivy Tech Community College in Terre Haute, the ISU Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, United Campus Ministries, the Center for Economic Education, the ISU Department of Accounting, Finance, Insurance and Risk Management, the ISU International Studies program and the ISU Center for Global Engagement.

Since 1946, over 400,000 people from all backgrounds — students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals — have participated in the Fulbright Program. Fulbright alumni include 62 Nobel Laureates, 89 Pulitzer Prize winners, 78 MacArthur Fellows, and thousands of leaders across the private, public, and non-profit sectors.