Raw Materials in Peace and War

Raw Materials in Peace and War

Raw Materials in Peace and War

Raw Materials in Peace and War

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The International Studies Conference, for which this volume was prepared, owes its origin to a meeting held in Berlin in 1928 under the auspices of the International Institute of Intellectual Coöperation of the League of Nations. The tenth session of the Conference is scheduled to meet in Paris on June 28, 1937.

The participation of United States institutions in this meeting is under the general supervision of an American Coördinating Committee for International Studies, which has assigned the task of preparing the American reports to a special Committee of Experts under the chairmanship of James T. Shotwell. The cost of research and publication has been met by a generous grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. The preparation of a report on raw materials and markets as they affect the problem of Peaceful Change was placed under the direction of a subcommittee, composed as follows: Charles K. Leith (chairman), Eugene Staley (rapporteur), Edwin F. Gay, Frank D. Graham, Alvin H. Hansen, E. G. Nourse, and Jacob Viner.

The members of the subcommittee participated in mapping out the general plan of this work and subsequently have contributed valuable suggestions and criticisms. The responsibility for statements of fact and expressions of opinion must, however, be borne by the rapporteur, who collected the material and wrote the report. It is presented under the ægis of the American committee as a contribution to the better understanding of raw material prob-

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