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Walter Herman Carl Laves

Walter Herman Carl Laves, American educator. Decorated Order of the Crown Thailand, also Order of White Elephant.

Background

  • Laves, Walter Herman Carl was born on May 11, 1902 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Kurt and Luise (Moshagen) Laves.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Philisophy, University of Chicago, 1923, Doctor of Philosophy., 1927. Graduate work, University of Berlin and University of Chicago, 1923-1927. Doctor of Laws, Washington and Jefferson College, 1966.

    Career

    • Two daughters-Ruth Anne (Mistress Eiji Hashimoto), and Margaret Joan. Assistant political science, University of Chicago, 1926-1927. Professor political science and chairman of department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, 1927-1937.

      Visiting professor political science, University of Chicago, 1936-1937, lecturer in political science, 1937-1938, associate professor and chairman of social sciences in the college, University of Chicago, 1938-1946. On leave of absence, December 1941-1946, to act as director Division of Inter-American Activities in the United States, Office of Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs, Washington, District of Columbia, 1941-1942. Chief Organizations Service Division, Office of Civilian Defense, 1942-1943.

      Consultant on International Affairs, executive office of the President, bureau of the Budget, 1943-1947. On special mission for secretary of State, 1945. Adviser United States delegations to San Francisco United Nations Conference, 1945.

      United Nations Assembly, Lond., 1946. I.L.O., 1946; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 1946. Economic and Social Council (of the United Nations), 1946.

      Deputy director general United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 1947-1950, chairman United States National Common for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 1952-1954, alternate delegate United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Conference, 1964. Consultant United Nations Technology Assistance Board, unites states department State also E.C.A., and Mutual Security Agency, United Nations, 1967, United Nations Ednl. Scientific and Cultural Organisation, 1967.

      Vice chairman United States delegation to United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization General Conference, 1952. Member Governing board United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Social Science Institute, Germany, 1951-1960. Vice president Governmental Affairs Institute, Washington, 1952-1954.

      Professor department government Indiana U., Bloomington, after 1954, then professor emeritus, department chairman, 1954-1966.

    Works

    • Co-author (with Charles A. Thomson): United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization: Purpose, Program, Prospects, 1957. Cultural Relations and United States Foreign Policy, 1963. Editor: International Security, 1939.

      Foundations for a Stable World Order, 1940. Inter-American Solidarity, 1941 (all Harris Foundation lectures). Contributor articles to numerous professional journals.

    Membership

    Member American section International Institute Administrative Sciences, Brussels, Belgium. Visiting professor University of Michigan, 1951. Member American Political Science Association, International Studies Association, (vice president 1958-1959), American Council on Education (chairman international educational policies committee), Midwest Political Science Association, International Studies Association, American Society Public Administration, Indiana Academy Social Sciences, Foreign Policy Association, American Association University Professors, American Council Learned Socs.

    (past director), Society International Development. Club: Cosmos (Washington, District of Columbia).

    Connections

    • Married Ruth Wilson, September 16, 1926.
    • father: Kurt Laves
    • mother: Luise (Moshagen) Laves
    • spouse: Ruth Wilson
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    Born March 11, 1902
    Died October 6, 1983
    (aged 81)
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