J. William Fulbright's World View
When: Fri 18 Oct 2013, 18.45-20.15
Where: Conference Centre, Eliot Room
Price: Free, booking essential
Professor Randall Woods, author of Fulbright: A Biography (Cambridge: 1995) will speak on the origins of J. William Fulbright's world view. During and after World War II, shocked by the horrendous violence of the war, the Holocaust, and the atomic bombings of Japan, Fulbright struggled to discover and implement a plan to avert similar calamities. He embraced the United Nations, World Federation, but then, frustrated, settled on an international educational exchange program. In the 1960s, he put forward an alternative Cold War policy for the United States which led him to vigorously oppose the war in Vietnam.