In Memoriam

The International Division at the University of Wisconsin–Madison honors those who supported our mission throughout their lives through their work, donations, or other contributions.


David Bordwell (1947–2024)

Jacques Ledoux Professor Emeritus of Film Studies, Communication Arts


Paul “Skip” Beckett(1938–2022)

Associate director emeritus, African Studies Program


Lewis Bosworth (1942–2021)

Instructor, French and Linguistics; secretary-treasurer of the French House


M. Crawford Young (1931–2020)

Professor emeritus, political science; founder, African Studies Program


Klaus L. Berghahn (1937–2019)

Professor Emeritus, German Department

Michael Briggs (1934–2019)

African Studies bibliographer

Crister Garrett (1962–2019)

Former Director of the UW–Madison European Studies Alliance, a coalition of the European Union Center, the Center for German & European Studies, and the Center for European Studies

Kemal Karpat (1923–2019)

Professor emeritus, Turkish history, History Department

Richard Urfer (1937-2019)

International Division External Advisory Board member

Tejumola (Teju) Olaniyan (1959-2019)

Louise Durham Mead Professor of English & Wole Soyinka Professor of the Humanities

Harold Scheub (1931–2019)

Evjue-Bascom Professor of Humanities, African Cultural Studies Department


Peter P. Dorner (1925–2018)
Former Dean of the Office of International Studies & Programs and Professor emeritus, Agricultural Economics Department

Muhammad Memon (1939–2018)
Professor emeritus, Urdu language and literature, Department of South Asian Studies and Center for South Asia


Sol Bloomenkranz (1923–2017)
Friend and donor to the International Division and the Center for German and European Studies