It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of our colleague and friend David Petrasek. He passed away on Tuesday, May 12, after a long illness. We are losing a colleague who was covering an important dimension of International Public Affairs at the School, mainly in the field of Human Rights, Social Movements, NGOs and Humanitarian Action. GSPIA students are losing a professor who was very committed to his teaching, who was accessible and concerned about their success. In addition to his research activities, he had an important engaged and civic presence, with a blog that was followed by more than 330,000 readers/followers. Also, we are losing a particularly nice friend, with a very pleasant disposition, a certain humanity, simplicity and modesty that honored him.
The GSPIA community intends to honor the memory of David Petrasek. We will keep you informed.