The Making of the Fulbright Program, 1946–1961 [chapter]

Lonnie R. Johnson
2019 The Legacy of J. William Fulbright  
The Fulbright program was an unprecedented and innovative enterprise that laid the foundations for development of international education in the United States and abroad after World War II. After its inception in 1946, it rapidly became the best-known and largest educational exchange program in the world. This chapter analyzes the experiences and ideas that informed J. William Fulbright's initial conception of the program as well as the ingenuity of its statutory basis, funding models, and
more » ... ng models, and unique organizational architecture. It also looks at the inherent tensions between educational exchange and propaganda and the impacts of partisan and bureaucratic politics on its administration, and it places the program in the larger institutional and political context of the evolution of US public diplomacy during the first two decades of the Cold War.
doi:10.5810/kentucky/9780813177700.003.0009 fatcat:2qclao2ga5h75jdva5fguh4wqu