2016 Reese Lecture: Beautiful Humanitarians by Agnieszka Sobocinska
Beautiful Humanitarians: The Public Faces of International Development in the 1950s and 1960s
Dr Agnieszka Sobocinska
National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University
How did the public come to understand and engage with foreign aid and international development? In this lecture, Dr Agnieszka Sobocinska will trace the contribution of volunteering programs to popular conceptions of international development in Australia, Britain and the United States during the 1950s and 1960s.
Dr Agnieszka Sobocinska is a Senior Research Fellow at the National Centre for Australian Studies at Monash University, Australia. She is an historian with research interests in the intersection of popular opinion and foreign affairs, particularly in the context of Australia and Asia and of Western constructions of the Third World.
The prestigious Reese Lecture at the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies is given annually in honour of Dr Trevor Reese, a distinguished historian of the British Commonwealth and Australia and Reader at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies.
For more information about the 2016 Reese Lecture, please visit the Menzies Centre website.