Ralph Johnson Bunche: Public Intellectual and Nobel Peace Laureate

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Nobel Peace Prize winner Ralph Johnson Bunche (1904-71) was one of the twentieth century?s foremost diplomats and intellectuals. In the wake of centennial celebrations of his birth, leading scholars and diplomats assess Bunche?s historical importance and enduring impact on higher education, public policy, and international politics. Their essays reveal not only the breadth of Bunche?s influence, such as his United Nations work to broker peace during times of civil war in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, but ...

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Overview

Nobel Peace Prize winner Ralph Johnson Bunche (1904-71) was one of the twentieth century’s foremost diplomats and intellectuals. In the wake of centennial celebrations of his birth, leading scholars and diplomats assess Bunche’s historical importance and enduring impact on higher education, public policy, and international politics. Their essays reveal not only the breadth of Bunche’s influence, such as his United Nations work to broker peace during times of civil war in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, but also the depth of his intellectual perspectives on race, civil rights, higher education, and international law. Probing his publications, speeches, and public policy initiatives, the volume offers telling insights into the critical roles of universities, public intellectuals, and diplomats in working together to find solutions to domestic and international problems through public and scholarly engagement. In this way, the volume highlights the very connections that Bunche exhibited as an academic, intellectual, and diplomat.

 

Contributors include Lorenzo DuBois Baber, John Hope Franklin, Jonathan Scott Holloway, Charles P. Henry, Ben Keppel, Beverly Lindsay, Princeton Lyman, Edwin Smith, and Hanes Walton Jr.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252032257
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2008
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Beverly Lindsay is a professor and senior scientist of higher education and policy studies at Pennsylvania State University. She is the editor and senior author of The Quest for Equity in Higher Education, and the first American to become a senior Fulbright specialist in South Korea and Zimbabwe.

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Table of Contents

Foreword: Ralph Bunche: A Personal Memoir John Hope Franklin Franklin, John Hope

1 Framing the Conceptual Landscape Beverly Lindsay Lindsay, Beverly 1

Pt. I Origins and Manifestations of Public Intellectualism

2 Rethinking the Early Life Ben Keppel Keppel, Ben 17

3 Responsibilities of the Public Intellectual Jonathan Scott Holloway Holloway, Jonathan Scott 29

4 A World View of Race Revisited Charles P. Henry Henry, Charles P. 45

5 Political Science Educational Contributions: Integrating Theory and Practice Hanes Walton, Jr. Walton, Hanes, Jr. 60

Pt. II Educational Venues and Public Intellectualism and Diplomacy

6 Educational and Diplomatic Influences at Public Research Universities Beverly Lindsay Lindsay, Beverly 79

7 Intellectual and Diplomatic Imprints at Liberal Arts Colleges Beverly Lindsay Lindsay, Beverly 95

8 An Early Vision of Education: Applying Knowledge to Social Engagement Lorenzo Dubois Baber Baber, Lorenzo Dubois Beverly Lindsay Lindsay, Beverly 108

Pt. III Diplomats Articulating Diplomacy

9 Diplomat in Pursuit of the International Interest Edwin Smith Smith, Edwin 125

10 An International Legacy: The Middle East, Congo, and United Nations Peacekeeping Princeton N. Lyman Lyman, Princeton N. 143

Pt. IV Contemporary and Future Critical International Inquiries and Models

11 Complexities Abound: Paradigms for Future Public Intellectuals and Diplomats Beverly Lindsay Lindsay, Beverly 163

Bibliography 173

Contributors 189

Index 193

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