ZOLBERG--Aristide R., the Walter A. Eberstadt Professor of Politics and University in Exile Professor Emeritus at The New School for Social Research, passed away on April 12, 2013 in New York City after a long struggle with cancer. A distinguished political scientist and one of world's preeminent scholars of comparative politics, the history of international migration, nationalism and ethnicity, and immigration policy in North America and Western Europe, he served for many years as the founding director of the International Center for Migration, Ethnicity and Citizenship at The New School. He mentored and inspired several generations of colleagues and students at The New School, where he was first appointed as Distinguished Professor of Political Science in 1983. His book, A Nation by Design, will remain one of the most authoritative accounts of immigration history in the United States and a compelling story of how immigration shaped this country. Ary's humanity and erudition will be missed by countless colleagues, students, and readers. Trustees, President, Provost, and Faculty, The New School

Published in The New York Times on Apr. 15, 2013