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Preface

Robert L.West was born inNorthPlatt, ND in 1925 and grew up in Fort Collins, Colo. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946. He was a gunnery and demolition officer who returned profoundly moved in conscience by hisWorldWar II experiences. As a consequence he became engaged in post-war student activities devoted to helping build a peaceful world.

While a student in economics at YaleUniversity he was elected as one of its delegates to the newly formed U.S. National Student Association and became the Chair of the Connecticut-Rhode Island Region in 1947-48. In August of 1948 he was elected national Vice-President, International Affairs for 1948-49.

Rob West was moved by his own passionate stamp in the pursuit of international understanding and the eradication of intolerance. Tose were the years when the long Cold War had begun to take root on the world scene.

West ’s commitment to world peace and understanding was voiced in the many speeches he gave while a student leader. For example, in an address he delivered to the Metropolitan New York Region’s city-wide International Students Day commemoration at CCNY on November 19, 1948, he reflected on the perils of the age of the Atomic

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