July 20, 1949
Memorandum from Philip C. Jessup, 'Chiang-Quirino Proposal for a Pacific Union'
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July 20, 1949
FE – Mr. Butterworth
S/A – Mr. Jessup
Chiang-Quirino Proposal for a Pacific Union
Thank you for the very helpful memorandum on the problem of the association of Asiatic states by Mr. Fisher. Is there an extra copy I could keep in my file for reference?
You will recall in the memorandum George Kennan prepared for the Secretary on July 8 one of his suggestions included establishment at Manila of a regional university. This idea has been discussed on previous occasions from various points of view. I think there is a good deal in it. I have suggested that perhaps some of the foundations would be interested, e.g., the new Ford Foundation. Query whether anything along the lines of suggesting the development of Manila as a cultural center would be helpful in connection with Quirino’s approaching visit.
Philip C. Jessup
Ambassador at Large
Memo to Mr. Butterworth
frm Mr. Fisher 7/15 w/atts.
C – MR. RUSK
PI – MR. RICHARD FLY
E/A PCJ: eva
Philip Jessup writes to Walton Butterworth regarding the meeting between Chiang Kai-shek and Elpidio Quirino, as well as an idea by George Kennan to establish a regional university in Asia.
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