Chloé Maurel

Chloé Maurel, former student of the École Normale Supérieure, has a PhD in contemporary history. She works on the history of UNESCO, United Nations, and global history. Her doctoral dissertation was on the history of UNESCO (University Paris 1). She is an associate researcher at the École Normale Supérieure (IHMC). She published among other books : Histoire de l’UNESCO (L’Harmattan, 2010), Manuel d’histoire globale (Armand Colin, 2013) and Histoire des idées des Nations Unies (L’Harmattan, 2015).

Alfred Métraux, ethnologue à l’UNESCO (1947-1963). Peer review

Chloé Maurel | 28.06.2017

Alfred Métraux, Swiss-American ethnologist, worked for UNESCO from 1947 until his death in 1963. This article analyzes three UNESCO programs in which he was deeply involved : the « fundamental education » project in Marbial Valley (Haïti), at the end of the forties, aiming at educating Haitian peasants ; the program on the « race question » in the fifties, aiming at fighting racism, and the « andin program », also in the fifites, aiming at helping Latin American [...]