Lunch with Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust
Join us for an interactive luncheon with Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University. The programme will be chaired by Nita Ambani, Founder and Chairperson of Dhirubhai Ambani International School.
Drew Gilpin Faust is the 28th President of Harvard University and the Lincoln Professor of History in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences. As president of Harvard, she has expanded financial aid to improve access to Harvard College for students of all economic backgrounds and advocated for increased federal funding for scientific research. She has broadened the University’s international reach, raised the profile of the arts on campus, embraced sustainability, and promoted collaboration across academic disciplines and administrative units as she guided the University through a period of significant financial challenges.
A historian of the Civil War and the American South, Faust was the founding Dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. As an academic, her books have earned her several honours, including the Bancroft Prize, a finalist position for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, and a ranking in the New York Times "10 Best Books of 2008."
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