International Understanding: Agencies Educating for a New World

International Understanding: Agencies Educating for a New World

International Understanding: Agencies Educating for a New World

International Understanding: Agencies Educating for a New World

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For some time the idea has been growing in the mind of the writer that the successful solution of the great international problems of the day demands a wider diffusion of knowledge concerning the factual and spiritual difficulties of those problems. The effective application of the principles implied in the Kellogg Pact, the progress of the movement toward the limitation of armaments, racial impacts, and the codification of international law raise problems the solution of which obviously depends upon an instructed world-citizenry. This means that the number of informed, understanding people in the several countries must be increased. The extent to which such an educative process is now actually in progress, the present study will indicate. It is believed that few persons have appreciated the number, variety, and forcefulness of the agencies which are now and some of which have long been engaged in educating toward international understanding.

Some of the materials included in this volume were collected while the author was a research student at the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Études Internationales at Geneva in 1928 and early 1929. The libraries of the League of Nations and the International Institute of Intellectual Co-operation proved helpful. A large portion of the work has been done by correspondence with key individuals.

Heartiest appreciation is expressed to those who have so kindly collaborated in the study by preparing personal statements. Special thanks are due to Drs. William E. Rappard, Paul Mantoux, Stephen P. Duggan, and Graham Stuart, for encouraging and helpful suggestions. Most useful criticism and help has been given by Professor William Hawley Davis, Editor of Stanford University Press. For the loyal and efficient . . .

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