To say that John Steinbruner always made time for colleagues and students would be an understatement. Dr. Steinbruner rarely passed up an opportunity to engage in a spirited conversation about security policy, listening carefully to questions and different points of view, and challenging others to rethink the assumptions that lay beneath their analysis. John's commitment to students and colleagues was emblematic of his intellectual curiosity and the generosity of spirit that he displayed throughout his professional and personal life. John died from cancer in April 2015.
In memory of John, former students of his established the John Steinbruner Student Support Fund. The fund will provide financial support for research and professional development activities by School of Public Policy students working on any policy problem related to cooperative security, broadly defined.
The fund remembers a truly unique member of the CISSM and school community who shared his depth and breadth of knowledge with School of Public Policy students in many ways including new courses that explored the formative experiences shaping current policy problems and focused on an explicitly international, rather than national, understanding of issues; guiding doctoral students through the completion of their dissertations, and initiating a joint educational program between the School of Public Policy and the Russian Academy of Science’s Institute of U.S. and Canada Studies.