Remembering Jeanne Guillemin | 2019 | News

Remembering Jeanne Guillemin
Jeanne Guillemin

Jeanne Guillemin, a senior advisor to the MIT Security Studies Program, passed away on November 15, 2019.  The author of numerous books and articles, Jeanne was a great scholar, with a ferocious appetite for getting to the bottom of whatever history she chose to study.  Her current book, Hidden Atrocities: Japanese Germ Warfare and American Obstruction of Justice at the Tokyo Trial (Columbia University Press, 2017), was nominated for a Pulitzer.  Beyond her scholarship, she enlivened the Security Studies Program with both her wit and her charm, while also serving as a role model for our community, especially women scholars.  Toward this end, Jeanne recently endowed a fund at the Center for International Studies to support women pursuing PhDs in international affairs at MIT.  She will be missed.

MIT News article

Washington Post Obituary

New York Times Obituary

The MIT Memorial Gifts team has established a url ( for those who wish to donate to the Jeanne E. Guillemin fund.