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Oral History Materials


This Collection was donated to the Balme Library by Jean Krasno, a Distinguished Fellow at International Security Studies, Yale University where she has taught courses on the United Nations, International Organizations, and U.N. peacekeeping since 1995. She was Executive Director of the Academic Council on the United Nations System from 1998 to 2003. She is also a full-time member of the faculty as a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the City College of New York where she also holds the position of Director, Multilateralism and International Organization Initiative at the Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies. Dr. Krasno has been authorized by former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan to organize his papers for publication, a project housed within the Colin Powell Center and funded with the support of International Security Studies at Yale.

The Yale-United Nations Oral History Project conducted oral history interviews to preserve the recollections of those involved in international political developments in which the United Nations has played a role. The project is affiliated with the Institution for Social and Policy Studies and the Department of Political Science at Yale University.

These interview transcripts were produced as part of United Nations Oral History Project

sponsored by the Institution for Social and Policy Studies of Yale University to document significant events in the history of the United Nations and its operations. Interviewees include U.N. officials, ambassadors from various countries, and other participants in the events documented. Events and topics documented include the San Francisco conference, the founding of the U.N., its charter, the founding of Israel, Middle East wars, the Congo, Korea, the Cuban Missile Crisis, relief operations, secretaries-general, the Falklands/Malvinas war, Iraqi weapons inspections, and United Nations operations.

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