Stanley died Jan. 2, 2021, in Lancaster, Pa., at age 82.
He was born in Reading, Pa. He completed his first year of college at Penn State and transferred to Albright College, earning a bachelor’s degree in 1960.
Stanley served as a legislative assistant to Rep. George M. Rhodes (D-Pa.) before earning a Ph.D. in politics at Princeton in 1967. He taught international politics at Franklin and Marshall College (F&M) from 1967 to 2004. He held the Kunkel Professorship in Government, chaired the department from 1973 to 1976, and received the Lindbeck Award for Distinguished Teaching.
In his publications Stanley explored themes of power politics, competing conceptions of foreign policy, and the role of the United Nations. A visiting scholar at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and the University of California, Berkeley, he directed the Center for Liberal Arts and Society, which launched a federally funded Learn and Serve Program at F&M. Sometimes he taught multiple generations of the same family. The Michalak Commons at F&M was dedicated to honor him as an exceptional professor and mentor.
Stanley’s survivors include his wife, Beverly; children Sarah and David; stepdaughters Kim, Terri, and Cheryl; and seven grandchildren.
Graduate alumni memorials are prepared by the APGA.