Eric A. Nordlinger, a foreign affairs expert and university professor at Brown, Harvard and Brandeis, died on Friday at his home in Cambridge, Mass. He was 54.
He died of pancreatic cancer, said his wife, Carol.
Dr. Nordlinger was a professor of political science and an associate at the Center for Foreign Policy Studies at Brown University, where he had been a faculty member since 1972.
Besides his wife, Dr. Nordlinger is survived by a son, Oliver, also of Cambridge; a daughter, Alexandra, of San Francisco, and his mother, Kate Nordlinger of Manhattan.