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Oral history interview with John Ruggie, 2001

Creator: Ruggie, John Gerard, 1944-
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

Assistant Secretary-General

Scope and Contents

Background and childhood: born in Graz, Austria, 1944 during time of factionalism, moved to Canada, age 11; education: studies in political science and history at McMaster University, Canada, graduate studies at University of California, Berkeley, 1967; career: consultant to United Nations [UN] on peacekeeping operations, international development, science and technology, and the environment during 1970s, non-governmental [NGO] representative at UN Conference on the Human Environment, 1972, University of California political science professor, 1973, Columbia University political science professor, dean of Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs, 1991-96, professor of international affairs at Harvard University, assistant secretary-general and senior advisor for strategic planning to Kofi Annan, 1997-2001; writings: Multilateralism Matters, Constructing the World Polity, Winning the Peace; themes: Global Compact involvement, globalization, global governance, UN technology use


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Copyright by the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, 2002

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