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Academic ambassadors, Pacific alliesAustralia, America and the Fulbright Program$
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Alice Garner and Diane Kirkby

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781526128973

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781526128973.001.0001

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Education, or ‘part of our foreign policy’?: At war in Vietnam

Education, or ‘part of our foreign policy’?: At war in Vietnam

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(p.109) 6 Education, or ‘part of our foreign policy’?: At war in Vietnam
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Academic ambassadors, Pacific allies
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Alice Garner

Diane Kirkby

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526128973.003.0007

By the early 1960s the original Fulbright Agreement had expired and a new one was negotiated, as a binational agreement with the Australian government providing equal funding. This was signed in 1964, in the context of increasing miliitary intervention in the war in Vietnam by both the US and Australia. Under the ANZUS and SEATO treaties, signed the previous decade, Australia was a keen ally of the US in Vietnam. The Fulbright program and the Australia-US Alliance were pursued simultaneously by the Australian government. Senator Fulbright visited Australia, criticised the Alliance and became a leading dissenter to the Vietnam War. Academics on educational exchange also became active in the anti-war movement.

Keywords:   Fulbright program, Educational exchange, Anti-war movement, Australia-US Alliance, Vietnam War, Senator William Fulbright

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