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Slide 1 - Dag Hammarskjold
- By: Arturo mendoza date: December 2, 2014
Slide 2 - Biography
- Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld was born on July 29, 1905 and died September 18, 1961 in Sweden. He was the youngest of 4 sons of Agnes(Almquist) and Hjalmar Hammarskjöld who was the prime minister of Sweden, member of the Hague Tribunal, governor of Uppland, and chairman of the Board of the Nobel Foundation. He was the most outstanding student of his day at Uppsala University, being able to understand and speak English, French, and German along with Swedish. He was a Renaissance man.
Slide 3 - Hammarskjöld’s context in the world.
- Dag was always passionate in the areas of finance, in fact he obtained a doctorate degree in finance, in the beginning he taught finance at the university of Stockholm, however due to his ancestry and desire he enters the public service in Sweden as head of financial affairs and from there he moved in different areas of Finance in the Geatland, such as Bank secretary, undersecretary in the Ministry of Finance and then served as head of the Bank of Sweden, until his later voting as a delegate for the United Nations.
- Dag wasn’t facing only one injustice, but as a delegate in the United Nations he faced many injustices worldwide, whether it be from Poverty, Overpopulation, Inequality, etc. However the injustice he encountered the most was violence and war efforts that were occurring in countries.
Slide 4 - Even More Context!
- Honestly from what I have seen that this human has done, I can positively say that he was not affected directly by the injustice of war, instead he had a direct impact on the injustices around him, because he didn’t want to let his chaos around him to affect those who were suffering from the violence and war environment around them.
- As regard to the emotional reaction, I can infer that he felt an urging to assist those and this would have been caused by empathic spirit towards his fellow man and I believe he did feel sorrow for those that were suffering and what he did was a grandeur mark he left, however I do believe he could have made his idea of the United Nation Emergency Force slightly more effective when they were sent out.
Slide 5 - What is an Affirmative builder of society?
- In my personal opinions, a personal builder of Society is the person who sees the events taking place and doesn’t just sit around and wait for the next Martin Luther King, Mahatma Ghandi, or Albert Einstein to come along and bring the solution with their carry-ons. No, this person, an affirmative builder plans and moves actually putting forth an effort to change the plot to what is happening in their home, neighborhood, city, country, world, because they realize that if they’re not the ones to start the movement, then who will?
Slide 6 - Was Hammarskjöld an affirmative builder?
- He did most of his building while in the United Nations. And he was facing major violence in the world at the time, with the conflicts in the Middle East, due to the crisis regarding the Suez Canal, as well as him personally helping with the freedom of the American Soldiers In china after the Korean War, along with him helping negotiate during the crisis between Lebanon and Jordan, also assisting Cambodia, Thailand, and Laos come back to diplomatic relations, and his valiant efforts to assist in the Congo and Katanga region, howver this was his most dangerous situation and where he would meet his final moments, trying to help. Throughout all these problems, he was able to complete them by using diplomacy and negotations to resolve problems within nations. His way with words and wit when it came to speaking was very useful of having non- violent ways of solving situations.
Slide 7 - Affirmative builder of society?
- He did commission with the approval from the UN the United Nations Emergency Force(UNEF). This a group of men from the United Nations that went ot trouble spots of violence to help “keep the peace” and they are only there “to observe”, just so they can report to the United Nations, so they can find a way to “assist”.
- He wasn’t the man that went out and tried to convince everyone to join his league of the UNEF, he was more interested in discovering ways to resolve the problems, however he did have an influential persona about him, with him being able to obtain the aid of the UN to support his ideas, which they usually did, because he presented himself well, and this helped in the long run.
- He made impact in some areas with the activities he did, such as with the assistance o the American soldiers, he was able to liberate them and this provided the US with its men back home and helped many individuals which was a minor, but still effective way to impact his society. He also was able to resolve the crisis that occurred in the Suez Canal between the Middle Eastern countries, without having Israel, France, and Great Britain use the force they wished to use on the Palestine's and this was an effective movement, because if he or anyone hadn’t intervened, there could have been much bloodshed and possible War. His efforts were always to impact others in healthy ways by preventing drastic situations to occur.
Slide 8 - Was he a Hero?
- Ill just let Arturo explain, but ill give you my answer here.No, he wasn’t, yes he liberated soldiers, and brought forth peaceful agreements that didn’t have to lead to war or conflicts between nations, however with the group he commissioned, to those who fell victim to what happened in the countries that were being observed by the UNEF he wouldn’t be considered a hero, even with all he has done. Arturo will explain a little more.
Slide 9 - Death
- He was on his way to the Congo with some representatives to help negotiate so they could resolve the growing tensions that were occurring there, but before he could arrive his Plane crash landed with him and his colleagues in it.
Slide 10 - Quotes
- This wasn’t mandatory, but these really assisted me in learning who he was, he wasn’t a hero, but he was a good man.
Slide 11 - Bibliography
- “Dag Hammarskjöld – Biographical.” Dag Hammarskjöld – Biographical. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Nov. 2014