Karl W. Deutsch: Teacher, Scholar, Mentor, Mensch

  • Peter J. Katzenstein
Part of the Pioneers in Arts, Humanities, Science, Engineering, Practice book series (PAHSEP, volume 25)


In thinking about Karl as a teacher one fact stands out. His mind soared. What was so extraordinary for his students, was to him a way of life. It happened spontaneously in any setting: while answering questions in a lecture hall filled with 250 undergraduates; while debating research strategies in an advanced graduate seminar; and in discussions, one-on-one. Karl often appeared to be unprepared for class, ready to jump on any possible diversion.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter J. Katzenstein
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  1. 1.The College of Arts and ScienceIthacaUS

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