Walter Fredrick LaFeber (born August 30, 1933) is an American political writer, historian and commentator. He is the Andrew H. and James S. Tisch Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at Cornell University. He was born in Walkerton, Indiana.
He is one of the United States' most well known scholars of the history of U.S. foreign policy. His works focused on foreign policy during the Cold War and post-9/11.
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May 1976 program in which LaFeber became the first faculty member ever to deliver Cornell's commencement address
LaFeber (third from left) at a 2016 panel session discussing the influence of Cornell University on American foreign policy; Dwight Bush, Derek Chollet and Stephen Hadley are also present
Program for LaFeber's 2006 farewell lecture at the Beacon Theatre in New York