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Oral history interview with Richard N. Gardner, 2002

Creator: Gardner, Richard N.
Project: United Nations intellectual history project (UNIHP).
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 40 pages
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

United Nations--Special Advisor; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State; Ambassador to Italy and Spain.

Scope and Contents

(Born 1927); background and childhood: childhood in New York, single child, lawyer father, housewife mother, concerned with ethical values and social justice in the home; education: ethical cultural school in NY, the Fieldston School, 1941-44, B.A., Economics, Harvard College, 1944-48, Yale Law School, Ph.D., Economics, Rhodes Scholar, Oxford University; career: deputy assistant secretary of state for international organizational affairs, 1961-65, UN ambassador to Italy, 1977-81, special advisor to UN at Rio Earth Summit, 1992, UN ambassador to Spain, 1993-97, public delegate to the Millennium General Assembly, 2000, Columbia Law School professor; writings: In Pursuit of World Order, Sterling-Dollar Diplomacy; personal: wife; proponent of family planning and constrained population growth for fostering economic development, human rights, political stability, environmental protection; proponent of providing food for the poor; proponent of climate change and environmental reform


Access Conditions

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

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