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Educational Cooperation and Foreign Policy

President's Call for More Aid to Foreign Schools

President eisenhower, delivering a commencement address at Baylor University on May 25, challenged the great universities and private foundations of the United States to undertake “a voluntary effort in people-to-people partnership” which he declared would mightily enhance “the prospects for a peaceful and prosperous world.” Specifically, the President proposed that the universities and foundations help in the establishment of “adequate institutions of modern techniques and sciences in areas of the world where the hunger for knowledge and the ability to use knowledge are unsatisfied because educational facilities are often not equal to the need.”

Eisenhower cautioned that many nations in need of such institutions had rich and ancient cultures. Their traditions and ways must ...

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