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Anil Srivastava posted a condolence
Tuesday, September 24, 2019I did a few courses with Prof Bonham between 2002-2004 as a Ph.D. student. Prof Bonham was very encouraging to international students and a great help all the time. I cherish my association with him and feeling a loss as a great academician. May God rest his soul in peace.
Nancy Snow posted a condolence
Monday, August 26, 2019Dear Martha, I'm so sorry to hear that we have lost someone so dear who kept the highest standard in the academy. Matt Bonham started out as Professor Bonham at American University and became my dear friend Matt at Syracuse University. We even met up in Tokyo just a few years ago. Our connection goes back over thirty years and I will treasure our walks and chats and Matt's support and leadership in public diplomacy and international relations. He's a brilliant scholar, but even better, a faithful friend with a wonderful sense of humor. Matt even shared something in common with my father as an MIT alum. I will miss Matt so much, but I will carry his spirit and passion as I continue my journey. My deepest condolences to you, Martha, and your family.
Rufino Meija Ramos posted a condolence
Saturday, August 24, 2019Dear Martha and Family, the Ramos family extends condolences on the passing of Matt. We enjoyed working with him over the years. He was very kind and helpful. We share your loss. Rufino Ramos, General Contractor.
Mayumi Tanimoto posted a condolence
Thursday, August 22, 2019I had Professor Bonham between 1998 and 2000, when I was in MA IR of Maxwell. Prof Bonham was forward looking and very inspirational scholar. in 1998, he pointed out the impact of the Internet to the world politics; he predicted what is happening today. During his class, we chatted with students in China and Israel with ICQ. We made websites. Conducted conferences via satellite communications. Inspired by his classes I decided to do another IT degree, and jumped into the IT start up world,. That was one of the best decisions I had made. My life would have be different if I did not see him. My deepest condolences to Prof.Bonham's family. He will be missed.
Christopher Jones posted a condolence
Thursday, August 22, 2019While Mat arrived at Maxwell after I formed my dissertation committee and my work was well under way, he was nevertheless a great source of advice and information. He was very kind to me. I always viewed him as a true scholar and real gentleman. I am very sorry for loss of such a highly capable professor and an outstanding human being. - Chris Jones (PhD, Political Science, Syracuse University, 1995)
Chaula Gupta posted a condolence
Wednesday, August 21, 2019My condolences to Prof. Bonham's family. As a Maxwell student, I was privileged to have the benefit of his leadership.
Daniela posted a condolence
Wednesday, August 21, 2019Sincere condolences to Professor Bonham's family. He will always remain in the heart of his students, so many students he has mentored and supported! I am one of those lucky students and saddened by the news of his passing. I was lucky to pick his comparative foreign policy course and then became a loyal follower of all his amazing courses. His lessons are priceless, his wisdom and sage advice sonuseful, his dedication for his work was an inspiration, his guidance of his students -- relentless. I am deeply saddened by this news, and that I will not get to meet Professor Bonham in one of his visits around the world and get togethers with former students in Bucharest or Istanbul. I don't have enough words to reflect my gratefullness for having Prof. Bonham as a teacher. God bless.
Alvaro Valencia posted a condolence
Wednesday, August 21, 2019My condolences to the family. Matt was a very kind human being and talented professional.
Doug Reilly posted a condolence
Wednesday, August 21, 2019Martha and Family: I'm so sorry for your loss. I was an MAIR student in 1997 and I took Matt's intro IR class. I was no theorist, but I really enjoyed Matt's intricate mind and passion. And he was a very warm person who was very committed to his students and to the MAIR program. I am sure you will receive many remembrances but I'm also sure that his impact is much wider and deeper then you'll know. I wish you peace and the warmth of family and friends in the coming days. Safe travels Matt!
Enes Sayin posted a condolence
Wednesday, August 21, 2019I had the honor of being in the last U.S. Foreign Policy class he taught at Syracuse University. Prof. Bonham was a charming, kind and soft-spoken person. I enjoyed his lectures and our conversations outside of class greatly. My sincerest condolences to his loved ones.
Jana Telfer posted a condolence
Wednesday, August 21, 2019Please accept my sincere sympathy at your profound loss. This comes to you from Liberia--largely because of Dr. Bonham's foresight in establishing the executive education Master of International Relations, in which I was privileged to be one of the first students. Because he saw his role as preparing students to work in the field in positions where we could use what we had learned to make a substantive and tangible difference, his legacy, like his research interests, is truly worldwide. I pray that, over time, the immediate pain of loss will be eased somewhat by the knowledge that his philosophy continues to flourish in those who benefited from his teaching.
James Franco posted a condolence
Wednesday, August 21, 2019Professor Bonham was an amazing person and truly one of the best professors I’ve ever had. He cared about his students and had a passion for teaching and for the material he taught. I and the rest of the communities he’s affected with his talents and personality will miss him dearly.
Oren Shachal posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019I met Professor Bonham at a school fair at UC Berkeley and was the primary reason I went to the Maxwell School. I still think of him often with reminders of his classes, his pride in the technology at the school hat he was integral in creating, and historical lessons that we knew many of which were first hand accounts. He was truly a great individual and the planet is a little less great with him gone. He is missed.
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Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Kristine Clay posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019I feel such a profound loss. Professor Bonham not only mentored me academically but also opened his home and allowed me to take care of his fur baby, Sophie. We talked about music, art, and good restaurants. He was such a genuinely thoughtful and loving person. He offered a warm welcome to all us naive grad students braving the cold of Syracuse. He and Martha gave me a sense of Home and belonging I found nowhere else. They accompanied me through my marriage and the arrival of my first 2 children during our time in Syracuse. He shared his optimism and meaningful advice to navigate those grand adventures. I feel so blessed to have been in Matt's circle of influence and will miss him dearly.
Soumi Chatterjee posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019I met Matt in 2008 when I entered the Public Diplomacy program. Over the years that followed, Matt was unfailingly kind and supportive of all of my intellectual and professional endeavors. He was generous and honest and very much served as a role model for the kind of advisor and mentor I hope to be. I am grateful for all he gave me and send my deepest sympathies to his loved ones. Thank you, Matt.
Robert Moss posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019Dr. Bonham was the first to welcome me and my wife to the Maxwell School for graduate studies back in 2005. He was a kind, generous soul, and his deep voice and laughter always filled the classroom with energy. He was an excellent professor and he made significant contributions to education and Syracuse University during his time with us. My condolences to his family. God bless. Robert Moss, MA Econ, IR 2007
Ryan Roach posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019I had professor Bonham at Maxwell around 2014. He was such a nice man, so intelligent and very helpful and kind whenever I spoke with him. My thoughts are with his family and all those that knew him.
IVAN ORMACHEA posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019I am so sorry to hear abouth his departure. He was my professor of IR in 1995 and the only one I could see when I finally returned to SU in 2004. He was always gentle and optimistic, a good person. Too early for him to go. We will greatly miss him.
Orwa Michael posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019Deepest condolences to family, friends and the Maxwell family for this loss. I am saddened by the passing of this legend and passionate teacher. I am grateful for his mentorship and support and remember particularly his passion during our Capstone in 2009. Ever a smiling figure, go well Mwalimu, pass regards to another champion of the Maxwell DC program, Eugene Martin. Travel well.
Eric Schwartz posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019Professor Bonham was one of my first professors at the Maxwell School, where I took his course on international relations. Of course, he was extremely smart & knowledgable about this subject, but what I remember most was his deep kindness, intellectual curiosity and love of life. I know he will be missed. My sincere condolences to his friends & family.
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Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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Mark Temnycky posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019My condolences for your loss. Professor Bonham was one of my first professors at Maxwell and he made me feel at home. He was a remarkable person.
Sabith Khan posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019My deepest condolences to Prof.Bonham's family. I had him as a professor in several classes at Syracuse Uni during my grad education and I must echo what others have said, in that Prof. Bonham was a kind person, ever helpful and keen on learning from everyone-including his students.I even guest lectured in one of his classes, not long after graduation. I am fortunate to have had him as a teacher and mentor. Sabith
Jennifer K. Ceriale posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019Martha - Please accept my sincere condolences on Matt's passing. He gave me the chance of a lifetime by creating the Global Affairs Coordinator position for me during a time of need, and I am forever grateful. I owe a significant part of my career in international affairs to his efforts and love for the work. My thoughts are with you and your children, whom Matt loved so much. Kindly, Jennifer Ceriale
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Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Michael R Zakaryan posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019I am very sorry for your loss.
Massimo Ramaioli posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019I would like to express my condolences for the passing of Dr Matt Bonham. As a former graduate student at Syracuse University, I could always appreciate Dr Bonham's kindness and benefit from his acumen, insights and dedication. My deepest respects, Massimo
Anil Gupta posted a condolence
Monday, August 19, 2019My sincerest condolences to the Bonham family. Professor Bonham was an inspiration so all students of his, and I had the privilege of being a student in his final semester at SU. His enthusiasm for foreign policy, vast knowledge, and commitment to teaching students and ensuring our understanding of the subject will stay with me and so many others forever. He will be truly missed as a colleague, father, teacher, and friend to all of those fortunate enough to have crossed paths in life with him. He has certainly inspired past, current, and future generations of individuals who will make a positive lasting impact in the world as he has had on his students.
Ryan Williams posted a condolence
Monday, August 19, 2019I have Matt to thank for my first job at Maxwell. He took a chance and hired me in 2003, during a time of significant growth in the IR Program. Matt also encouraged me to start a PhD. He later served on my dissertation committee, where he encouraged me to finish the PhD! He has been in my corner ever since, at every turn of my career – always cheering and rooting for me. Matt was an innovator, a program builder, a teacher, and a mentor. I was fortunate to be able to know him in all these capacities. I will dearly miss his guidance and friendship. My deepest condolences to Martha, Catherine, and Michael.
Deanna Phillips posted a condolence
Monday, August 19, 2019My deepest condolences to you, Martha, Catherine and Mike and the rest of the family. It was a pleasure working with Matt and building the IR program together. It was great fun having all those wonderful receptions for the new graduate students. Those were the days. I will pray for Matt and for all of you to have the strength to bear the loss of such an integral part of your lives. But know that his spirit and teachings will live on through you and his grandchildren.
Mehrzad Boroujerdi posted a condolence
Sunday, August 18, 2019Dear Martha, Michael, and Catherine, Please accept my sincere condolences. As you know Matt was a dear mentor and colleague of mine. Here is what I wrote about him on my Facebook page a few days ago when I first got the news: "Today I got the sad news that my colleague Matt Bonham has passed away. Matt was my doctoral dissertation advisor at American University and we became colleagues two years after I finished my dissertation when we were both hired by Syracuse University's Department of Political Science. For the last 27 years, we worked in the same department and team-taught a course in Istanbul and Dubai for some years. We even shared an office these last two years and I boxed his videos this past week as I was emptying the office. It feels strange that we both went to Syracuse University in 1992 and both left it in 2019 although in different ways. Rest in peace Matt. I learned a lot from you as a student and a colleague." I am very sorry that I can't be there in person since I have started my new job at Virginia Tech and need to greet students on our orientation weekend. I may not be there in person but I will be thinking of you all next Sunday. Mehrzad
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Saturday, August 17, 2019