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

Alice Garner, Diane Kirkby

Manchester University Press | Published : 2018


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 Australian establishment during the early Cold War, the challenges posed by the Vietnam War, and the impacts of civil rights and gender parity movements and late 20th century economic belt-tightening. How the program's goal of 'mutual understanding' was understood and enacted across six..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

Title of ARC Linkage grant: A Study of the Fulbright Program in Australia 1949-2009. Partners: Australian-American Fulbright Commission and National Library of Australia Oral History and Folklore Collection