Oral history interview with Boutros Boutros-Ghali, 2001


Boutros-Ghali, Boutros, 1922-2016 (Interviewee)
Berthelot, Yves (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Boutros Boutros-Ghali, 2001
Born: 1922, Cairo, Egypt. Education: Cairo University, international law at University of Paris, international relations at Sciences Po. Career: representative of the Arab League in Paris, Professor of International Law at University of Cairo, Fulbright Professor at Columbia University, Egyptian Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Secretary-General of the UN. Themes: family history in Egyptian g overnment; activity in Arab nationalist movements; impact of 1952 revolution on family life; creation of publications on Egyptian politics and economics; growing interest in international conflicts; role of non-state actors in international relations; importance of Africa and the Nile in Egypt's security; concern for African affairs; An Agenda for Peace; controversy over Yugoslavia intervention; development as a path to peace; democratizing globalization; relations between United States and Arab world; Israel and the UN; North-South divisions; reform of international organizations; preservation of multilingualism; civil vs. international wars; Francophone world as diplomatic tool
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United Nations intellectual history project (UNIHP)
Arab nationalism; Globalization; Peace; Security, International; Intervention (International law); Pacific settlement of international disputes; Egypt History Revolution, 1952; United States Foreign relations Arab countries; Boutros-Ghali, Boutros, 1922-2016; United Nations. Secretary-General; United Nations Officials and employees; United Nations
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Note (Biographical)
6th Secretary-General of the United Nations
Note (Language)
Interview is in French
Interviewed by Yves Berthelot on May 5, 2001
Note (Provenance)
Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, Gift, 2009
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Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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