With sadness, we note the passing away of John Spanier. Spanier was an active member of the Department for almost 40 years, 1957-1996. Many of us have had the privilege of being taught by him, mentored by him as graduate students, or working closely with him as colleagues. As the obituary notes, Spanier’s life, and his interest in international affairs, have been directly shaped by some of the twentieth century’s most momentous political events. RIP John Spanier.