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In Memoriam: Robert Jervis (1940-2021)
December 10, 2021

Robert Jervis, Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics and faculty member of the Harriman Institute, died at his home on December 9, 2021, in the presence of Kathe, his wife of 54 years, and his daughters, Alexa and Lisa.

A member of the Department of Political Science at Columbia since 1980, in 2000–2001 Jervis served as President of the American Political Science Association. He is co-editor of the “Cornell Studies in Security Affairs,” a series published by Cornell University Press, and a member of numerous editorial review boards for scholarly journals. His publications include Perception and Misperception in International PoliticsThe Meaning of the Nuclear RevolutionSystem Effects: Complexity in Political and Social LifeAmerican Foreign Policy in a New Era, and Why Intelligence Fails: Lessons from the Fall of the Shah and Iraqi WMD, and several edited volumes and numerous articles in scholarly journals. His latest book is How Statesmen Think: The Psychology of International Politics.

Read the obituary posted by the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies and in The Washington Post.