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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

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

Alice Garner

Diane Kirkby

University Press of Kentucky

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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