of Dr. Rubinstein, Political Scientist
Alvin Z. Rubinstein, professor of political science, died on December
18, at the age of 74. Dr. Rubinstein had planned to retire at
the end of the fall semester.
Dr. Rubinstein was a graduate of the New York State Maritime Academy
and served on the ships the Bennington and Ticonderoga from 1954-1956.
He received his B.B.A. from the City College of New York in 1949,
his M.A. and Ph.D. from Penn in 1950 and 1954 respectively. He
began his teaching career at Harvard's Russian Research Center
in 1956, became a lecturer at City College of New York in 1957
and joined Penn's political science department in September of
1957 as a lecturer. He became an assistant professor in 1959,
and associate professor in 1961, and a professor of political
science in 1966, a position he held until his death. While at
Penn he was the director of The Anspach Institute for Diplomacy
and Foreign Affairs from 1968-1970. He was also the chair of the
Graduate Program in International Relations from 1966 through
Dr. Rubinstein's research focused on Russian foreign policy, conflict
in the Third World and national security affairs. Among his published
works are Russian Foreign Policy: From Empire to Nation-State;
Soviet Policy Toward Turkey, Iran, and Afghanistan; Red Star on
the Nile: The Soviet Egyptian Influence Relationship Since the
June War; and Yugoslavia and the Nonaligned World. He
received the Marshall Shulman Prize for his book Moscow's Third
World Strategy, awarded by the American Association for the
Advancement of Slavic Studies.
addition to his writing of many books and articles, Dr. Rubinstein's
professional activities included: Speaker for the U.S. Information
Agency (U.S.I.A.) in Hungary, The Netherlands, Sweden, Germany,
France, South Korea, Pakistan and India. He was also a the recipient
of numerous fellowships including Ford, Rockefeller, Guggenheim,
Earhart foundations, the National Science Foundation, the Social
Science Research Council, and the American Philosophical Society.
Dr. Rubinstein was also a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy
Research Institute. He was a visiting fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge
University (1974-1975), and a Senior Associate at St. Anthony's
College, Oxford University (1985).
is survived by his wife, Frankie, and a sister. A memorial service
will be held on Sunday January 20, at 1 p.m. in the Hall of Flags,
HERE for the death of Dr. Jonathan Rhoads, professor of surgery.
press time, Almanac learned of the deaths of Subin and
Sajani Shrestha, University employees, and of Yash Kasbekar, a
Wharton junior. Their deaths will be reported in the next issue