Memorial service for Professor Robert Dahl on May 29

Members of the Yale community and beyond are invited to celebrate the life and contributions of the late Professor Robert Alan Dahl at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 29 in Battell Chapel, corner of College and Elm streets. A reception at the Graduate Club will follow.

Dahl, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Political Science, died on Feb. 5 at the age of 98.

Dahl received his Ph.D. from Yale in 1940 and joined the Yale faculty in 1946. He served as the Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science from 1955 to 1964 and as Sterling Professor from 1964 until his retirement in 1986.

Dahl was a leading authority on democratic theory. He had more than a dozen honorary degrees and awards from around the world. He authored numerous books and articles. His 1998 book, “On Democracy,” has been translated into over a dozen languages.

Read the New York Times obituary for Dahl.

Read the Foreign Affairs article about Dahl’s life and work by Ian Shapiro, Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale.