Leon Carl Brown, Garrett Professor in Foreign Affairs, Emeritus, and Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Emeritus, passed away on April 8, 2020, at the age of 91, just two weeks before his 92nd birthday. A former chair of the department and long-time director of the Program in Near Eastern Studies, Brown joined the department in 1966 and retired in 1993. A specialist on North Africa and international relations, he wrote, edited, or translated fifteen books, including The Tunisia of Ahmad Bey, International Politics and the Middle East, Imperial Legacy: The Ottoman Imprint on the Balkans and the Middle East, Modernization in the Middle East: The Ottoman Empire and Its Afro-Asian Successors, Centerstage: American Diplomacy since World War II, and The Surest Path: The Political Treatise of a Nineteenth-century Muslim Statesman.
The University flag over East Pyne will fly at half-staff in his memory April 15-18, 2020.
To read the university's tribute to Professor Brown click here.