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By John Bresnan

In 1953, as a part of the Eisenhower/Dulles reaction to Senator Joseph McCarthy’s fees of safety hazards in its employees, John Bresnan used to be fired from the U.S. overseas carrier. This grew to become out to be a blessing is hide as he used to be quick employed via the Ford origin in its ny headquarters, and in 1961 was once appointed Assistant consultant to Indonesia. 4 years later, Bresnan was once given one other task: shut the office.

What follows is a private recollection of the philanthropic paintings by way of the Ford beginning in the course of a serious interval of improvement for the rustic. It information the Ford Foundation’s successes and screw ups in addition to his relationships with a big selection of characters: from John D. Rockefeller III to Soedjatmoko, from McGeorge Bundy to the Sultan of Yogyakarta.

Based on broad examine within the records of the Ford origin in addition to own documents, At domestic overseas is an interesting perception into the internal workings of 1 of the biggest philanthropic agencies and their undertaking within the constructing international. This booklet might be required examining for someone drawn to the function of yankee philanthropy overseas.

JOHN BRESNAN used to be Assistant consultant of the Ford beginning in Indonesia from 1961 to 1965, consultant there from 1969 to 1973, and Head of the workplace for Asia and the Pacific at Ford’s headquarters in manhattan from 1973 to 1982. on the grounds that 1982, he has been a Senior examine student on the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia collage, the place he has written and edited books on Indonesia, the Philippines, and Southeast Asia that have been released via Columbia college Press, Princeton collage Press, and the Council on international Relations.

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