In Memoriam

Henry Rosovsky, 1927–2022

Henry Rosovsky seated at a table speaking to others who are laughing

Henry Rosovsky, former acting University president and former dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), passed away on November 11, 2022, at age 95. In 1986, during his tenure as FAS dean, Rosovsky founded The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, one of the core programs at the Weatherhead Center. Rosovsky was a beloved figure at Harvard, and served the University in numerous capacities. To learn more about his incredible life, read the moving tribute in the Harvard Gazette


Henry Rosovsky speaks at the Area Studies Conference hosted by The Harvard Academy on April 15, 2015. Credit: Martha Stewart