Died on July 5, 2021, Charles (Carlo) Langner Robertson, born on July 30, 1927 in Milan, Italy. After serving in the military immediately after WWII, Carlo graduated from Northwestern in 1950. He earned his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1959. Beginning in 1954, he taught in the Government Department at Smith College for many years and then served his last few years at Smith as the Associate Dean for Studies Abroad. He was an author of scholarly books and articles and an avid reader, particularly of history and biography. He maintained a keen interest in politics and international affairs until the very end of his life.

Carlo loved to cook and was a connoisseur of fine wine and cuisine. Above all, he had an extraordinary gift for love and friendship. He was beloved by generations of students and by his colleagues at Smith College, among whom he counted some of his dearest friends. He was deeply loved by his family, who are grateful for his long life and the many years they enjoyed his support, companionship, wit, and humor. He is survived by his wife of almost forty years, Denise Rochat, daughters Christina Robertson Whitehead, Jennifer Young, and Katherine Robertson, stepson Claudio Rochat-Felix and his wife Shira Kates, son-in-law, Bill Sheehan, nieces, Monica, Meredith, and Wendy, (daughters of his sister Jane Solem, who predeceased him), and grandchildren Tyler Young and Zella Felix.