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General Announcements - May 27, 2009

Long-time IPI Board Member and International Law Scholar Thomas Franck, 77, Dies

IPI Chair Rita Hauser has put out the following statement:

“It is with regret and sadness that I inform you of the death of our former and long-time Board member Professor Thomas Franck. After a long and brave battle with cancer, Tom died on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 in New York. Tom was a staunch supporter of IPI and a leading contributor to the development of international law. We will miss him.”

Senior Vice President and Director of Studies Edward C. Luck issued this remembrance:

“Tom was the co-founder, along with Michael Doyle, of the Center for the Study of International Organization that I started some years ago at the NYU School of Law and the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton. He was always a most generous colleague, an insightful scholar, and a caring teacher. His zeal for international law was unceasing, while his devotion to the United Nations was sensibly tempered by deep and abiding concerns about its politics and practices. Among many other things, he was a role model for those of us seeking to combine scholarship and practice.”

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