STEPHANIE NEUMAN
1931 - 2020
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NEUMAN--Stephanie Glicksberg, Ph.D. Born October 30, 1931, Stephanie passed away peacefully April 15 after a long battle with a rare spinal cancer. An adjunct senior research scholar at Columbia University's Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies for nearly 40 years, Stephanie's teaching interests included international relations, comparative foreign policy, third world security studies, and international arms production. When she joined the research faculty at Columbia in the mid-1980s, she was a pioneer in the area of conventional warfare and armaments, and the only female scholar in her field for many years. She authored numerous publications. She established the Comparative Defense Studies Program at Columbia, was a visiting professor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, a visiting professor at the New School for Social Research, and a Senior Fulbright Research Scholar in Sweden. She also lectured internationally as a United States Information Service scholar. Beyond her many academic accomplishments, Stephanie was a remarkable woman -- wife, mother, grandmother, sister, scholar, mentor, and philanthropist -- and her warmth and sincere interest in others enabled her to connect with everyone she met. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Herbert Neuman, her brother Paul Glicksberg and her daughter Elena Neuman Lefkowitz, as well as three beautiful grandchildren. Stephanie and her husband Herbert endowed the Herbert '53 and Stephanie Neuman Professorship in Hebrew and Jewish Literature in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University. She also endowed a special fund to support the research of foreign students in her department at Columbia's SIPA. She was revered by hundreds of her students who went on to illustrious careers in the US government. Stephanie's last authored work was The Park Bench, an illustrated children's book which she co-authored a few months ago with her granddaughter Talia. She will be sorely missed.


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Published in New York Times on Apr. 19, 2020.
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October 31, 2020
sorry to hear of Stephanie's passing away, I have met her once on one of her visits to Israel and was in touch with her on the Research of the family tree I was working on. She sent me information and contacts. would like to share with you if you wish. Cousin Shmuel Bernstein( sone of the late Sidney Bernstein) Israel
Shmuel Bernstein
Family
October 12, 2020
I'm sorry to hear (many months after the fact) of Stephanie's passing. She was a wonderful professor; I very much enjoyed being one of her students in 1985 at SIPA and studying Brazilian arms transfers to Iraq.
Pancho Kinney
Student
April 23, 2020
Margie and I send our deepest condolences for the loss of your Mother Stephanie Neuman. May her memory be for a blessing and may you be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem
Robert Imershein
April 20, 2020
What a brilliant, shining light she was. Her indomitable spirit, curiosity and drive will be missed by all who knew Stephanie. My heart goes out to Herb, Elena, and Paul especially.
Dana Johnston
April 20, 2020
My deepest sympathy for your loss. Stephanie was an inspiration and a generous mentor. She will be forever remembered and forever missed.
Patty
April 20, 2020
Herb ,your dear wife was a remarkable woman.
I hope her radiance and brilliance consoles you. Our heartfelt condolences.
Let us take you for a stroll in Central Park when the time is right.Catherine and Alexander Traykovski
April 20, 2020
Dear Herb,
We send you our sincere condolences on this very sad occasion. Stephanie was certainly an amazingly smart, and passionate person. Our warm wishes to you, Elena and family.
Bert and Ros
April 19, 2020
Stephanie was a remarkable woman, who fought life's challenges and illnesses with dignity, with humility and, until her last battle, with success.
Vic & Patti Rich
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