In Memoriam: A Memorial Tribute

May I begin by saying how personally I feel the sadness of this occasion. When Professor Kedourie became president of this Society in 1979 it was my task as immediate past president to introduce him officially to the Society and to preside over his Presidential Address. It is the sadder that it has fallen to me on this particular occasion to pay tribute.

Elie Kedourie might have been regarded as a rather unusual person to find as the president of this Society. The range of his published works on nationalism and the Middle East, on the work of Chatham House between the wars, on the activities of various Government departments, and on the future of university education – as well as the appointments he held at various universities: LSE, UCLA, Princeton, Monash University in Australia, Harvard and Tel-Aviv (the list is almost endless) – indicate a breadth of vision which

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