Article Written & Submitted By: Sabith Khan - MPA, MA
Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs,
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, USA
Hypothesis : Higher education, and in particular trainings/ education aimed at bureaucrats of countries in India impacts how they view the USA and in effect; will have implications for foreign policy of these countries towards the USA. The level of trust towards USA and its “model” of governance can be impacted by such exchanges.
Perception of USA can be changed by exposure to the system of governance, institutional mechanisms as well as civil society organizations.
Research questions :
Q1: How does higher education and training of bureaucrats of developing countries impact their perception towards USA ?
Q2: Is there a direct correlation between such trainings and their level of perception, and also the attitude of the governments towards USA, over the short and long-term ?
Q3: How can these exchanges result in greater “Trust” being built on both the sides ?
With the changing political-economic equation and balance of power equation globally, it is imperative that there is a greater level of trust between the major actors on the global stage. The paper will also try to address if such exchanges can help clarify these issues.
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