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The Legacy of J. William FulbrightPolicy, Power, and Ideology$
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Alessandro Brogi, Giles Scott-Smith, and Snyder David J.

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780813177700

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813177700.001.0001

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Tactful Visitor, Scientific Observer, or 100 Percent Patriot?

Tactful Visitor, Scientific Observer, or 100 Percent Patriot?

Ambassadorship in the Australia-US Fulbright Program

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(p.199) Tactful Visitor, Scientific Observer, or 100 Percent Patriot?
Source:
The Legacy of J. William Fulbright
Author(s):

Alice Garner

Diane Kirkby

Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813177700.003.0011

The meaning of ambassadorship within the Fulbright program has been difficult to define over its seventy-year history. In the Australian Fulbright program, scholars had to negotiate a complex interplay of expectation, experience, and programmed planning. Age, gender, and discipline influenced their various responses to and recasting of the program’s ambassadorial dimensions.

Keywords:   Australian Fulbright program, Fulbright and the Vietnam War, Women and the Fulbright program, Academics as ambassadors, Female scholars, Educational exchange

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