Kampelman was a highly able negotiator who was instrumental in nuclear arms reduction talks and in advancing human rights in central and eastern Europe.
“Max Kampelman excelled at seeing the big picture,” B’nai B’rith International Executive Vice President Daniel S. Mariaschin said. “A skill that served him well in his decades as a reliable diplomat and international negotiator.”
A champion of human rights, who contributed greatly to the effort to obtain free emigration for Soviet Jewry, Kampelman was active in many Jewish philanthropic endeavors.
He will be remembered as an exemplary advocate for the growth of democratic institutions and the rule of law worldwide.