It is with heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of Dr. Ira Berlin on June 5, 2018. Ira was a beloved member of the Wenner-Gren Foundation Board of Trustees (2008-2018) and Distinguished University Professor in the Department of History at the University of Maryland. He was a renowned historian revered for his groundbreaking scholarship on slavery and life during its aftermath.
His compassion and commitment to the Wenner-Gren Foundation was steadfast as was his belief in the potential of anthropology to make a difference in the world. The Foundation is forever grateful for his many contributions and extraordinary friendship over the years, and extends condolences to his family on their loss.