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Oral history interview with Johan Kaufmann, 1999

Creator: Kaufmann, Johan
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

Economic Counselor

Scope and Contents

Born 1918 in the Netherlands; Career: economic counselor, Netherlands representative to the UN, representative to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), visiting Scholar at Columbia University, Dutch Ambassador to Japan. Themes: Personal experience of the Holocaust, intellectual heritage of the Great Depression, impact of the Marshall Plan, General Agreements on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), effects of the Cold War on American and Dutch bilateral relations, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), work on the Institute for Social Development, role of Non-Governmental Organizations in negotiation, American position in the UN, Israeli-Egyptian dynamics, evolution of the UN over time, role of global conferences in intellectual development, introduction of ideas into the UN


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Copyright by the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, 2000

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