Provided by Wikipedia Walter Fredrick LaFeber (born August 30, 1933) is the Andrew H. and James S. Tisch Distinguished University Professor, Emeritus in the Department of History at Cornell University. Previous to that he has been the Marie Underhill Noll Professor of History and a Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow at the university.
LaFeber is especially known for his teaching abilities, and for decades his undergraduate History of American Foreign Relations class gained the reputation as one of the best and most popular courses at Cornell. A number of his students have gained prominence in positions in the U.S. government and in academia. In 2006 LaFeber gave a farewell lecture before nearly 3,000 colleagues and former students at the Beacon Theatre in New York City.