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Oral history interview with Sotiris Mousouris, 2003

Creator: Mousouris, Sotiris, 1936-
Project: United Nations intellectual history project (UNIHP).
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 24 pages Sound recording: 1 sound cassette
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note


Scope and Contents

Born 1936 in northern Greece. Education: University of Athens, Master's in economics from Boston University, doctorate from Harvard Business School. Career: UN: Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Director of the Centre Against Apartheid, Department of Political Affairs, Office of the Personal Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Centre on Transnational Corporations, Assistant Secretary-General; Greek representative to European Investment Bank, special envoy for Greek Foreign Minister, president of Greek African Chamber of Commerce and Development. Themes: early life as refugee, economic integration attempts in Africa, impact of multinational corporations on development, corporations' roles in political events, Group of Eminent Persons on transnational corporations, little involvement from US, experience of building and organizing a UN agency, disappearance of Group on Corrupt Practices, failure of code of conduct for transnational corporations, politics of code of conduct negotiations, influence of new media and communications revolution, change in ideology of Centre on Transnational Corporations, move between excessive control of and excessive freedom for transnational corporations, limitations of the UN


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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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