Edward R.J. “Roger” Owen, 1935–2018
Roger Owen, A.J. Meyer Professor of Middle East History, Emeritus, at Harvard University, passed away on December 22, 2018, at age 83. Owen was a Faculty Associate since 2008 and former Harvard Academy Senior Scholar from 1996–2015. He studied imperialism and colonialism, political economy of the modern Middle East, and systems of crony capitalism. To learn more about his life and contributions to the academic world, read his obituary published in the Boston Globe.
Roderick MacFarquhar, 1930–2019
Roderick MacFarquhar, Leroy B. Williams Research Professor of History and Political Science at Harvard University, passed away on February 10, 2019, at age 88. MacFarquhar was a Faculty Associate since 1996, a founding Harvard Academy Senior Scholar, and was director of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies from 1986–1992 and again from 2005–2006. He was a renowned scholar of China’s Cultural Revolution who also worked as a journalist and politician before becoming an academic. To learn more about him, read the Harvard Crimson profile, “Roderick MacFarquhar, Prolific Author and Professor of Chinese History, Dies at 88.”