Professor David Lowe and Professor Mark McGillivray will present their paper, ‘The History of Australia’s Foreign Aid: National Values and Aid Allocation’, at this week’s History Seminar (Wednesday 11am).
How does a detailed investigation of the history of Australian foreign aid connect or not connect with big questions about Australia’s changing role in world affairs and so-called ‘national values’? And how do the different methodologies of empirical applied economics and history join in productive conversations around these questions? As a snapshot of work underway, this paper looks at changes in Australian foreign aid organisation and provision in the mid-1960s, a time of considerable change for the Indo-Pacific region and aid recipients, prompting Australian review of past priorities and anticipation of new circumstances ahead relating to foreign aid.
David is Chair in Contemporary History in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Education. Mark is Research Professor Of International Development in the Faculty of Arts and Education.
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