Ralph Bunche

Bunche, Ralph Johnson

Ralph Johnson Bunche (bŭnch), 1904–71, U.S. government official and UN diplomat, b. Detroit, Ph.D., Harvard, 1934. He taught political science at Howard Univ. (1928–40). In government service after 1941, he worked under the joint chiefs of staff and was a chief research analyst in the Office of Strategic Services. The first African American to be a division head in the Dept. of State (1945), he entered the United Nations in 1946 as director of the Trusteeship Division. He became (Dec., 1947) principal secretary of the UN Palestine Commission and was awarded the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for mediating the 1948 Arab-Israeli truce. He served as UN undersecretary general for special political affairs (1955–67) and undersecretary general from 1967 until his retirement due to poor health shortly before his death.

See study by P. Mann (1975); biography by B. Jakouvek (1989).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2016, The Columbia University Press.

Ralph Bunche: Selected full-text books and articles

Ralph Bunche: The Man and His Times By Benjamin Rivlin Holmes & Meier, 1990
A Brief and Tentative Analysis of Negro Leadership By Ralph J. Bunche; Jonathan Scott Holloway New York University Press, 2005
The Near East and the Great Powers By Richard N. Frye Kennikat Press, 1969
Librarian’s tip: "The Palestine Problem" by Ralph Bunche begins on p. 114
Ralph Bunche's International Legacy: The Middle East, Congo, and United Nations Peacekeeping By Lyman, Princeton N The Journal of Negro Education, Vol. 73, No. 2, Spring 2004
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The Winner Takes All: The 1949 Island of Rhodes Armistice Negotiations Revisited By Waage, Hilde Henriksen The Middle East Journal, Vol. 65, No. 2, Spring 2011
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The Ralph Bunche Centennial: Peace Operations Then and Now By Cockayne, James; Malone, David M Global Governance, Vol. 11, No. 3, July-September 2005
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The Political Science Educational Philosophy of Ralph Bunche: Theory and Practice By Walton, Hanes, Jr The Journal of Negro Education, Vol. 73, No. 2, Spring 2004
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Thinking through a Life: Reconsidering the Origins of Ralph J. Bunche By Keppel, Ben The Journal of Negro Education, Vol. 73, No. 2, Spring 2004
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Ralph Bunche and the Responsibilities of the Public Intellectual* By Holloway, Jonathan Scott The Journal of Negro Education, Vol. 73, No. 2, Spring 2004
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Black Politics and Black Political Behavior By Hanes Walton Jr Praeger, 1994
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 3 "Black Southern Politics: The Influences of Bunche, Martin, and Key"
Black Leadership for Social Change By Jacob U. Gordon Greenwood Press, 2000
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 12 "Black Leadership in the Global Arena"
Peace Operations and Intrastate Conflict: The Sword or the Olive Branch? By Thomas R. Mockaitis Praeger Publishers, 1999
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 2 "The Congo"
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