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Oral history interview with Robert Cox, 2000

Creator: Cox, Robert W., 1926-2018
Project: United Nations intellectual history project (UNIHP).
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Phys. Desc. :sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

United Nations, International Institute for Labour Studies

Scope and Contents

Background and childhood: born in Montreal in exclusionary environment created by religious divisions, father's family history; education: Lower Canada College, McGill University, B.A., history; career: International Labour Organization [ILO], 1947-71, Director of International Institute for Labour Studies, 1965-71, UN Conference on Trade and Development [UNCTAD], 1962, professorships at Columbia University, Toronto University, Yale University, Australian National University, York University; writings: "The Anatomy of Influence", various articles; personal: recollections of Depression in Canada; involvement in formation of Bloc populaire canadien; reminiscences of ILO career and resignation; reactions to events of 1968; effects of being an international servant on national identity and universal foreigner status; David Morse and other colleague reminiscences; opinion on global human rights; commentary on rigidity of ILO internal structure; structural influences on execution of ideas


Access Conditions

Copyright by the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, 2001

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