Stanley Hoffmann

Former Professor Emeritus at Harvard University

Stanley Hoffmann was the Buttenwieser University Professor emeritus at Harvard University.

Hoffmann was born in Vienna in 1928, and moved to France with his family the following year. A French citizen since 1947, Hoffmann spent his childhood between Paris and Nice before studying at Sciences Po. He followed an academic career in the United States and founded Harvard's Center for European Studies in 1968.

Featured Work

MAY 22, 1987 Article

Morgenthau Lectures (1981–2006): The Political Ethics of International Relations

Leading international relations theorist Stanley Hoffmann argues that the greatest danger to ethical thinking in international affairs is "disembodied idealism," i.e., posing ethical solutions ...