Oral history interview with Celso Furtado, 2000


Furtado, Celso (Interviewee)
Emmerij, Louis (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Celso Furtado, 2000
Born 1920 in Pombal, Brazil. Education: Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, University of Paris, Cambridge University. Career: Brazilian Expeditionary Force in WWII; UN Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean (CEPAL); Director of Brazilian Development Bank; Brazilian Minister of Planning; planned Superintendency for the Development of the Northeast (Sudene); co-founder of UN Conf erence on Trade and Development (UNCTAD); Brazilian ambassador to the European Economic Community (EEC); Brazilian Minister of Culture. Themes: technology and economic advancement; debate over regional economic integration of Brazil; influence of CEPAL in Brazil; problem of underdevelopment; early intellectual vitality of CEPAL; lack of Latin American government support for CEPAL; determination to study Brazil; plan for and founding of Sudene; exile after 1964 coup d'etat; UN University in Tokyo project; work on UN Development Programme; globalization versus state sovereignty; broad scope of Commission on Culture and Development; perceived lack of new ideas in UN; effect of Cold War on international economic order; condition of women in the modern world; patriotism as an obstacle to global thought
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United Nations intellectual history project (UNIHP)
Technology and civilization; International economic integration; Development economics--Latin America; Brazil Economic policy; Brazil Economic conditions; Furtado, Celso; United Nations Officials and employees; United Nations History; United Nations. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean; United Nations Development Programme; World Food Programme; United Nations Institute for Training and Research; Brazil. Superintendência do Desenvolvimento do Nordeste
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United Nations-Economic Commission for Latin America
Interviewed by Louis Emmerij on January 7, 2000
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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