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

Alice Garner and Diane Kirkby


This book recounts the history of the Fulbright Program in Australia, locating academic exchange in the context of US cultural diplomacy and revealing a complex relationship between governments, publicly funded research and the integrity of academic independence. The study is the first in-depth analysis of the Fulbright exchange program in a single country. Drawing on previously unexplored archives and a new oral history, the authors investigate the educational, political and diplomatic challenges experienced by Australian and American scholars who won awards and those who managed the complex ... More

Keywords: Fulbright program, Educational exchange, US cultural diplomacy, Australia-US Alliance, Cold war university

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781526128973
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526128973.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alice Garner, author
teaches French and History and is an Honorary Associate in History at La Trobe University, Melbourne

Diane Kirkby, author
Professor of Law and Humanities at the University of Technology Sydney, and Research Professor (Emeritus) in History at La Trobe University, Melbourne