Remembering Ralph Bunche: United Nations Diplomat and Civil Rights Activist

Stephen G. Hall
Aug 7, 2019 - 12:00
Remembering Ralph Bunche: United Nations Diplomat and Civil Rights Activist

One of the greatest architects of the postwar world was Ralph Bunche. Bunche’s career as a consular officer, peacemaker and United Nations (UN) diplomat casts a long shadow over diplomatic affairs in the Cold War era, and his work has important implications for the contemporary world order.   Born in Detroit, Michigan on August 7, 1904, Bunche excelled in school and athletics. He was valedictorian of his high school class, matriculated to UCLA, and then attended Harvard University where he received a graduate degree in International Relations and Political Science. His doctoral work focused on colonial...

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