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ERIC Number: EJ810108
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0026-4695
Balfour's Mission to Palestine: Science, Strategy, and the Inauguration of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem
Macleod, Roy
Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, v46 n1 p53-76 Mar 2008
In 1925, A.J. Balfour, first Earl Balfour and author of the famous "Balfour Declaration", attended the inauguration of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. His education and experience of foreign policy equipped him to take a prominent role. However, the conditions of strife-torn Palestine weighed heavily upon him, and raised wider interests of imperial concern. This essay recounts the circumstances leading to his visit, and suggests that, whatever the region's political destiny, Balfour's vision of science-based economic development would play an essential role in crafting its future.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel (Jerusalem); Palestine