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The Instrumental UniversityEducation in Service of the National Agenda after World War II$
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Ethan Schrum

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781501736643

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501736643.001.0001

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“Instruments of Technical Cooperation”

“Instruments of Technical Cooperation”

American Universities’ Institution Building Abroad

(p.126) Chapter 4 “Instruments of Technical Cooperation”
The Instrumental University

Ethan Schrum

Cornell University Press

Chapters 4 and 5 respectively explore the international and domestic institutional arrangements that American universities created to promote economic development around the world. Chapter 4 explains the US government’s university contracts abroad program, created in 1951 as part of the effort to implement Point Four. It also provides two case studies of university activities in Pakistan under government contracts: Penn’s attempt to create the Institute of Public and Business Administration at the University of Karachi, and the University of Southern California’s subsequent public administration program at several Pakistani institutions. The USC program self-consciously reflected on its “institution building,” and the case study traces the rise of that concept in the nationwide discussion of universities’ overseas activities that began in the mid-1950s among academic, foundation, and government officials.

Keywords:   economic development, public administration, University of Pennsylvania, Harold E Stassen, U.S. Agency for International Development, International Cooperation Administration, Point Four, Pakistan, Committee on Institutional Projects Abroad, University of Southern California

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