Report - Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences

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Report - Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences

Norman R. Augustine is retired Chairman and ceo of Lockheed Martin Corporation.

A former Under Secretary of the Army and Chair of the Review of United States Human

Space Flight Plans Committee, he also served as Chair of the National Academies

Committee that produced the report Rising above the Gathering Storm. He was elected

a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1992, and he is also a member

of the American Philosophical Society and the National Academy of Sciences. He

is a former Chairman of the National Academy of Engineering. He has authored or

coauthored several books, including Shakespeare in Charge.

Robert M. Berdahl most recently served as Interim President of the University of

Oregon. Past President of the Association of American Universities, former President

of the University of Texas at Austin, and past Chancellor of the University of California,

Berkeley, he has authored or coauthored two books and numerous articles dealing

with German history. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and

Sciences in 1999.

Leslie C. Berlowitz is President and the William T. Golden Chair at the American

Academy of Arts and Sciences. She founded the Humanities Council at New York

University and has served on advisory boards of the National Endowment for the

Humanities, the Corporation of Yaddo, the National Humanities Alliance, and the

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Among her publications are America in Theory;

Restoring Trust in American Business; and Reflecting on the Humanities, a special issue

of Dædalus. She was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

in 2004.

Robert J. Birgeneau recently stepped down as Chancellor of the University of

California, Berkeley. He is an internationally distinguished physicist and a leader in

higher education, well known for his commitment to diversity and equity in the academic

community. Previously, he served as President of the University of Toronto and

Dean of the School of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he

spent 25 years on the faculty. A Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences and the

Royal Society of London, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts

and Sciences in 1987.

Philip Bredesen, Jr., served as Tennessee’s Governor from 2003 until 2011. He was

best known for his bipartisan approach to governance, his fiscal management, and his

education reforms at both the public school and postsecondary levels. These reforms

included raising academic standards and establishing the use of objective student

achievement data in the public schools. He previously served as Mayor of Nashville

(1991–1999), and he founded and was Chief Executive Officer of a successful public

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