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A Tribute to Stanley Hoffmann

On December 3, 2015 friends, family and colleagues of Stanley Hoffmann celebrated the Life of Stanley Hoffmann with person tributes and a musical interlude. In commemoration of its co-founder, CES dedicated one its lecture rooms in his name and announced the creation of the Stanley Hoffmann Memorial Fund.

Program & Memorial Notes - A Celebration of the Life of Stanley Hoffmann

This booklet includes the program of the tribute event and features memorial notes written by select colleagues and friends.

Stanley Hoffmann was a scholar, an intellectual, a mensch. He was the last of his kind.

Yascha Mounk
Yascha Mounk, Lecturer on Political Theory at Harvard University

This booklet is a collection of the memorial notes that friends and colleagues from around the world send in to remember Stanley Hoffmann.

Memorial Notes

Stanley Hoffmann Memorial Fund

The Stanley Hoffmann Memorial Fund for the Advancement of the Study of Europe has been established at the Center for European Studies for donations in memory of Professor Stanley Hoffmann. This fund will be used to support programmatic activities, research and teaching at CES, of which Professor Hoffmann was the Founding Chairman (1969-1994) and resident faculty member.

To contribute to the fund and for more information, please contact Laura Falloon.

"Throughout his career, Stanley remained interested in scholars and students for what they had to say and how they reached their conclusions, not for their titles or GPAs."

Mary D. Lewis
Robert Walton Goelet Professor of French History & CES Resident Faculty, Harvard University

Event Program

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. A Celebration of the Life of Stanley Hoffmann

Location: Memorial Church, Harvard University
Opening by: Dr. Peter A. Hall, Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University


Featuring a musical tribute by Parker Quartet.

2:30 – 5:00 p.m. Reception & Dedication of the Stanley Hoffmann Seminar Room
Location: Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies

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