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Oral history interview with Lourdes Arizpe, 2002

Creator: Arizpe S., Lourdes
Project: United Nations intellectual history project (UNIHP).
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 48 pages Sound recording: 2 digital audio tapes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Assistant Director General for Culture, United Nations

Scope and Contents

Early life, multicultural/lingual childhood in Argentina and Mexico, university studies in interpreting and anthropology, study of Mexican Indians, relationship between research and activism. Assistant director-general for culture at UN, new ways of looking at culture and development, globalization, universal human rights, the dangers of cultural relativism, women and gender. Wealthy countries lose spiritual/cultural development, finding a balance between culture and development, distribution of wealth. Ideological role of the UN, time with UNESCO, time in academia/research, importance of interdisciplinary and global cooperation

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Copyright by the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, 2003

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