Oral history interview with Conor Cruise O'Brien, 2001

 

Name
O'Brien, Conor Cruise, 1917-2008 (Interviewee)
Weiss, Thomas G. (Thomas George), 1946- (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Conor Cruise O'Brien, 2001
Abstract
Born in Ireland; worked in Irish civil service after graduating from Trinity College; permanent representative to the UN and head of the International Organizations Section of the Irish Government; 1961-1962: UN Security Council in Katanga on the behest of UN Secretary General, Dag Hammarskjöld; resigned from civil service and UN position to write United Nations: Sacred Drama book about UN and Kant aga; served as professor, politician, and government minister; against Northern Ireland joining the Republic of Ireland; supported Ireland joining the EC (European Commission); views UN speeches as performance
Collection Name
United Nations intellectual history project (UNIHP)
Subjects
Ambassadors--Ireland; Katanga (Congo); Northern Ireland Foreign relations Ireland; Africa Economic integration; O'Brien, Conor Cruise, 1917-2008; United Nations Officials and employees; United Nations History; United Nations; European Economic Community
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Date
2001
Note (Biographical)
Economist
Note
Interviewed by Thomas G. Weiss on October 4, 2001
Note (Provenance)
Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, Gift, 2009
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
13684689
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-20m9-s921
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.