1928 - 2015
Former Chairman of the Center for European Studies (1969-94), Professor Hoffmann was the Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor. At Harvard, he taught French intellectual and political history, American foreign policy, post-World War Two European history, the sociology of war, international politics, ethics and world affairs, modern political ideologies, and the development of the modern state. His numerous publications include Gulliver's Troubles, or the Setting of American Foreign Policy (1968); Decline or Renewal? France Since the 30's (1974); Primacy or World Order: American Foreign Policy since the Cold War (1978); Duties Beyond Borders (1981); Janus and Minerva (1986); The European Sisyphus: Essays on Europe, 1964-1994 (1995); The Ethics and Politics of Humanitarian Intervention (1997); World Disorders: Troubled Peace in the Post-Cold War Era(1998); L'Am_rique vraiment imp_riale? (2003); and Gulliver Unbound (2004). He is co-author of The Mitterrand Experiment (1987); The New European Community (1991); and After the Cold War (1993). His Tanner lectures of 1993, on the French nation and nationalism, were published in 1994. He was working on a book on ethics and international politics and another on Albert Camus. Professor Hoffmann was co-chair of the French Study Group and was on the editorial board of French Politics, Culture and Society.
Professor Hoffmann was a Faculty Associate of the Center from 2005 - 2015.