Series 3 - Interviews with Alan James

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Interviews with Alan James

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CA ON00093 2005/5-3

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  • 1977-1991 (Creation)

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7 cm of textual records (Box 3)

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Series consists of 341 prepared questions and answers for an interview series with Alan James conducted by the English PQA Radio Programme. This script was later translated into Arabic and broadcast to the Arabic world. Questions were from journalists from such countries as Jordan, Libya, Iraq and Morocco. Questions are one to two sentences long, and answers are one to two pages in length. Subjects include general information on the United Nations (UN) and international organizations such as Amnesty International and the International Court of Justice. International relations are also discussed, as well as UN organizations such as UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), incidents such as the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, and personalities like Dag Hammerskjöld and Henry Kissinger. The series also contains handwritten notes by Alan James regarding an interview from 28 November 1985 with John Kenny and Col. Pete Woolley regarding the Multinational Force (MNF).

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There is some repetition of questions and answers. Question 119 on American Presidential elections was answered by John D. Lees, Department of American Studies, University of Keele.

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