On December 26, 2011 in Connecticut, Annette Baker Fox died peacefully, just two months shy of her 100th birthday. Since 1963, Dr. Fox has been an Associate Research Scholar at the Institute of War and Peace Studies, and served as Director of the Canadian Studies Program from 1977-84. Married to the Institute’s first Director, William T.R. Fox, together in partnership they worked to make the Institute a world-class center for discourse on international relations ands security. Dr. Fox was a research associate at Yale Institute of International Studies and the Princeton Center of International Studies. She taught international relations courses at Columbia University, Hunter College, Sarah Lawrence College, Barnard College, and the University of Toronto. A distinguished scholar with keen interest in Canadian International Relations, Dr. Fox first attended Wellesley College (1930-32), then transfered to the University of Chicago where she recieved a B.A. (1934) and Ph.D. (1941).
Dr. Fox authored three books, Freedom and Welfare in the Caribbean: A Colonial Dilemma (New York: Harcourt Brace, 1949), The Power of Small States: Diplomacy in World War II (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1959), and The Politics of Attraction: Four Middle Powers and the United States (New York: Columbia University Press, 1977); and co-authored two more: with William T.R. Fox, NATO and the Range of American Choice (New York: Columbia University Press, 1967), and with Alfred O. Hero, Jr. and Joseph S. Nye, Jr., co-editors, Canada and Transgovernmental Relations (New York: Columbia University Press, 1976). Dr. Fox authored over thirty articles related to international relations in such scholarly journals as World Politics, International Organization, and Political Science Quarterly. Most recently, Dr. Fox wrote a pamphlet for the Institute’s archives entitled, “The Institute of War and Peace Studies: The first 35 Years”, and became active in local politics in her Connecticut town.
She is survived by a daughter, Carol Fox Foelak, of Arlington, Virginia, and a son, Dr. Merritt Fox of New York City, a professor at Columbia Law School. Plans for a memorial service will be announced soon.