Haas, Ernst B(ernard) 1924-2003

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HAAS, Ernst B(ernard) 1924-2003

OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born March 31, 1924, in Frankfurt, Germany; died March 6, 2003, in Berkeley, CA. Educator and author. Haas was an expert on international relations who wrote influential books on the subject. He emigrated to the United States from Germany in 1938, attending the University of Chicago for a year before serving in U.S. Army Military Intelligence during World War II. After the war, he attended Columbia University, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1952. He joined the University of California at Berkeley as an instructor in 1951, becoming a full professor of political science in 1962 and being named Robson Research Professor of Government in 1974, as well as directing the university's Institute for International Studies from 1969 to 1973. He retired in 1999, while still teaching courses and conducting research thereafter. As an expert on foreign relations, Haas also worked as a consultant to the State Department during the 1960s, as well as for the United Nations in 1980. Haas's books were often concerned with the unification of nations and with the role of international organizations in the world. His most influential book on the subject is the forward-looking The Uniting of Europe (1958); he was also the author or editor of over a dozen other books, including Beyond the Nation-State: Functionalism and International Organization (1964), Human Rights and International Action: The Case of Freedom of Association (1970), When Knowledge Is Power: Three Models of Change in International Organizations (1990), and Nationalism, Liberalism, and Progress (1997).



San Francisco Chronicle, March 13, 2003, p. A20.


UC Berkeley News Online,http://www.berkeley.edu/news/ (April 11, 2003).