SNYDER--Glenn H. A pioneer in the study of national security affairs, Professor Snyder died Thursday, February 14, at the age of 88 in Chapel Hill, NC. He wrote or co-wrote several major books on international relations, including "Deterrence and Defense" (1961), "Conflict Among Nations" (1977), and "Alliance Politics" (1997). Raised in North Dakota and Oregon, he attended Columbia University's School of Journalism and worked as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, then returned to Columbia to complete his doctorate in public law and government in 1956. Professor Snyder served on the faculty at Columbia, University of Denver and UC Berkeley, and primarily at SUNY Buffalo, where he directed the Center for International Conflict Studies, and the University of North Carolina. He was an accomplished jazz pianist and a devoted husband and father. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Otty Verhoogh Snyder; his children Abigail, Jared and Adam; seven grandchildren; and his brother, Duane.
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Published in The New York Times on Feb. 24, 2013