In Memoriam: Edward C. Luck (1948-2021)
With the entire UN community, Security Council Report (SCR) was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Professor Edward C. Luck on 16 February. Ed was instrumental to SCR’s establishment, helping to develop the vision for the organisation and to recruit our first group of research analysts. He subsequently served for many years as an advisor to the organisation as a member of our board of directors and collaborated with us on numerous projects. His exceptional intellect and work ethic cast a bright light on our understanding of many of the most pressing challenges facing the UN during the past several decades. In addition to being a first-rate scholar, thinker and practitioner, Ed was a gifted and dedicated teacher who mentored countless members of our community—who now serve in the UN system, in diplomatic missions, in think tanks and in academia. As we honour Ed’s life and legacy, SCR wishes to extend our heartfelt condolences to Ed’s family and friends, and to all those who had the privilege to work with him.