Topic: Global Engagement
When a friendly interaction unexpectedly emerged between American and Chinese table tennis players, one nonprofit seized the opportunity to support broader cultural diplomacy.
When the restrictive military regime that had taken power in Brazil in 1964 became even more repressive by 1969, staffers at the Ford Foundation found themselves facing a conundrum.
In the aftermath, Foundation staff struggled to rectify their organization’s involvement with this weapon of mass destruction.
The Irish Language Debate: Nationalism and Rockefeller Foundation Medical Education Reform in the Irish Free State
Ireland’s independence revived the nationalist campaign for mandatory Irish language. The debate discouraged Rockefeller Foundation funders.
In the 1930s, an ambitious program to reshape China was cut short by war, but offered a model for community development.
The origins and legacy of a research project conducted in the American concentration camps for Japanese Americans.
Launched in the 1960s, this program provided financial support for more than two decades to strengthen universities in the Global South.
One of the first large-scale philanthropic foundations in the United States was created out of industrial wealth and came to reach around the globe.
Working to change US medical education was one of the Rockefeller Foundation’s biggest endeavors in the 1910s and 1920s, extending from Johns Hopkins in Baltimore to Beijing, China.
Incorporated in 1923 with funding from John D. Rockefeller, Jr., the IEB built a major scientific network in Europe and the US in only five years.
A massive program in nursing education extended to 53 schools across the globe. But it never became a top priority of the foundation that supported it.