The tensions of the Cold War focussed attention on the role that universities might play through their science and technology expertise and research. At the same time the United States needed to secure its allies as the threat of a new European war, and the actuality of the Korean War, developed in the late 1940s and 1950s. These pressures contributed to the Carnegie Corporation’s assessment that the time was ripe to send a ‘key man’ to Australia and New Zealand.
Campbell, C. (2010), "Cold War, the universities and public education: The contexts of J. B. Conant’s mission to Australia and New Zealand, 1951", History of Education Review, Vol. 39 No. 1, pp. 23-39. https://doi.org/10.1108/08198691201000002Download as .RIS
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