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Academic ambassadors, Pacific allies : Australia, America and the Fulbright Program

Author: Alice Garner; Diane Kirkby
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2019.
Series: Key studies in diplomacy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This study is the first in-depth analysis of the Fulbright exchange program in a single country. Drawing on previously unexplored archives and oral history, the authors investigate the educational, political and diplomatic dimensions of a complex bi-national program as experienced by Australian and American scholars. The book begins with the postwar context of the scheme's origins, moves through its difficult  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
[Place of publication not identified] : MANCHESTER UNIV PRESS, 2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Garner; Diane Kirkby
ISBN: 9781526128980 1526128985
OCLC Number: 1057341905
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Series Information; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Figures; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; 'Free gift' or 'infiltration'?: Negotiating the Fulbright Agreement; 'A steady stream of new problems': Politics and teething issues; 'Bright scientific moles' v. 'goodwill ambassador extroverts': Choosing a Fulbright scholar; 'Mutual benefit' v. 'the needs of the country': Programming academic fields; 'Meeting [our] domestic Communism problem': Cold War governance and the public university; Education, or 'part of our foreign policy'?: At war in Vietnam 'Experience is the only teacher': Academic ambassadors interpret 'mutual understanding''Just because one is a woman': Forging careers and changing the gender landscape; From 'White Australia' to 'the race question in America': Confronting racial diversity; 'In the climate of continuing financial restraint': Finding a sustainable future in the neo-liberal university; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Series Title: Key studies in diplomacy.
Responsibility: Alice Garner and Diane Kirkby.


This book offers a critical appraisal of Fulbright achievements and limitations in avoiding political influence, integrating gender and racial diversity, absorbing conflict and dissent, and  Read more...


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