This booklet includes the program of the tribute event and features memorial notes written by select colleagues and friends.
A Tribute to Stanley Hoffmann
On December 3, 2015 friends, family and colleagues of Stanley Hoffmann, Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor at Harvard University and founding chairman of CES, celebrated his life with personal tributes and a musical interlude. In commemoration of Hoffmann's legacy, CES dedicated one its lecture rooms in his name and inaugurated the Stanley Hoffmann Annual Lecture on France and the World.
“As scholars and as citizens working in a field in which violence, deceit, injustice, and oppression are on full display, beware of illusions, but never give up hope – by which I do not mean a faith in progress, only the modest belief that it is not impossible.” – Stanley Hoffmann
Program & Memorial Notes - A Celebration of the Life of Stanley Hoffmann
This booklet is a collection of the memorial notes that friends and colleagues from around the world send in to remember Stanley Hoffmann.
A Celebration of the Life of Stanley Hoffmann
Opening by: Peter A. Hall, Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University
- Louise Richardson, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, St Andrews University; Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford (as of Jan. 2016)
- Peter Gourevitch, Distinguished Emeritus Professor, University of California, San Diego
- Suzanne Berger, John M. Deutch Institute Professor, MIT
- Guido Goldman, Director of the Program for the Study of Germany and Europe, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies
- Catherine Grémion, Emeritus Director of Research, Center for the Sociology of Organizations, Sciences Po
- Karl Kaiser, Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
- Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (2013-2017)
Featuring a musical tribute by Parker Quartet.
Articles & Obituaries
- “Le Professeur: From Vichy to Iraq with a widely cultured ‘citizen of Harvard’," by Craig Lambert, Harvard Magazine, July-August 2007.
- “Stanley Hoffmann: Three brief essays,” by Robert O. Keohane, French Politics (2009) 7, 368–378.
Obituaries in English
- “Stanley Hoffmann, Harvard Scholar of International Relations and French Politics, Dies at 86,” CES Press Release, September 13, 2015.
- “Stanley Hoffmann, Who Brought Passion to Foreign Policy Analysis, Dies at 86,” by William Grimes, The New York Times, September 13, 2015.
- “Stanley Hoffmann Was One of the Great Professors of Our Time” by Arthur Goldhammer, The New Republic, September 13, 2015.
- “Stanley Hoffmann, Harvard Professor and Scholar, 86,” The Harvard Gazette, September 14, 2015.
- “Stanley Hoffmann, 1928 – 2015,” by Mary D. Lewis, H-France Salon, Vol. 7 (2015), Issue 12.
- “Stanley Hoffmann was a scholar, an intellectual, a mensch. He was the last of his kind,” by Yascha Mounk, Vox, September 15, 2015.
- “Stanley Hoffmann, Iconic Professor and Scholar, Dies at 86,” by C. Ramsey Fahs, The Harvard Crimson, September 15, 2015.
- “Stanley Hoffmann has died. He changed how America thinks about France and Europe,” by Peter Gourevitch, The Washington Post, September 15, 2015.
- “War Child. Stanley Hoffamann, R.I.P” by Gary J. Bass, Foreign Affairs, September 17, 2015.
- “Death of the French-American scholar, Stanley Hoffmann,” Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the French Republic, September 17, 2015.
- “Tribute to Stanley Hoffmann, the most French of American political scientists,” by Yves Mény, Sciences Po News, September 18, 2015
- “Stanley Hoffmann, 86; world politics professor at Harvard,” by Bryan Marquard, The Boston Globe, September 22, 2015.
Obituaries in French
- “Disparition de Stanley Hoffmann, ‘le spectateur engagé’," France Culture, September 14, 2015.
- “Les leçons de Stanley Hoffmann pour la France d’aujourd’hui,” by Arthur Goldhammer, Slate.fr, September 15, 2015.
- “Stanley Hoffmann est mort,” by Thomas Wieder, Le Monde, September 16, 2015.
- “Mort du politologue américain Stanley Hoffmann,” LeMonde.fr & AFP, September 16, 2015.
- “Stanley pour une Française,” by Catherine Grémion, Centre De Sociologie des Organisations, Sciences Po, September 22, 2015.