Herbert C. Kelman Memorial Service (In Person & Livestream)


Friday, September 16, 2022, 11:30am to 1:00pm


Memorial Church, 1 Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

Herbert C. Kelman 
March 18, 1927 – March 1, 2022

Graphic for Kelman memorial with headshot of a younger Herb Kelman

Please join us to celebrate the incredible life of Herbert Kelman. For those unable to attend in person, the event will be live streamed on the WCFIA Vimeo channel and will be recorded. Program subject to change. We welcome all to read our recent tribute to Herbert Kelman


  • Melani Cammett, Director, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University.
  • Cemal Kafadar, Director, Center for Middle Eastern Studies; Vehbi Koç Professor of Turkish Studies, Department of History, Harvard University.
  • Matthew Nock, Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Harvard University.

Remembrances from Colleagues

  • Lenore Martin, Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. Associate, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University; Professor of Political Science and International Studies, Emmanuel College.
  • Sara Roy, Senior Research Scholar, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University.
  • Donna Hicks, Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University; Author.


  • Philip Khoury, Ford International Professor of History; Associate Provost, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Video Tribute

  • Khalil Shikaki, Professor of Political Science; Director, Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (Ramallah, Palestine).
  • Naomi Chazan, Professor Emerita of Political Science and African Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, University of Maryland.

Remembrances from Former Students

  • Jeffrey R. Seul, Lecturer on the Practice of Peace, Harvard Divinity School.
  • Rebecca Wolfe, Senior Lecturer, Harris School for Public Policy, University of Chicago.
  • Mica Estrada, Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, San Francisco. 

Remembrances from Colleagues

  • Daniel Shapiro, Director, Harvard International Negotiation Program, Harvard Law School; Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Harvard Medical School.
  • Steven Bloomfield, Former Executive Director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University.
  • Augustin Nicolescou, Codirector, Herbert C. Kelman Institute, Vienna, Austria.

The event will be live streamed on the WCFIA Vimeo channel: https://vimeo.com/event/2355119

Cosponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Department of Psychology, Harvard University.


Sarah Banse