The University of Michigan Department of Political Science is mourning the loss of our colleague, Professor Emeritus Raymond Tanter.

As Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Research Associate at the Middle East Center at The University of Michigan, Tanter taught courses on the Arab-Israeli Conflict, International Security Affairs, and Ballistic Missile Defense. As Visiting Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy in 2001, Raymond Tanter wrote “Rogue Nations, Least–Responsible States, and Hostile States.” 

Tanter joined the U-M faculty in 1967. “Throughout his career, he has been an active scholar and a vigorous, popular teacher who combined research and publication with a broad-ranging career in public service,” the Regents said upon retirement. “His scholarly work has concentrated on issues of international security and foreign policy. His government appointments include deputy director of behavioral sciences at the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the U.S. Department of Defense; member of the Civilian Executive Panel, Chief of Naval Operations; member of the National Security Council Staff; and personal representative of the secretary of defense to arms control talks in Madrid, Helsinki, Stockholm and Vienna.”

Dr. Tanter's "Celebration of Life" Memorial is forthcoming. Read the full obituary HERE.