Leslie Cohen Berlowitz
Leslie Cohen Berlowitz is the former President and William T. Golden Chair of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She oversaw the Academy’s five research areas: science and technology policy; global security; social policy and American institutions; the humanities and culture; and education. She established two residential fellowship programs for young scholars: the Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy and the Visiting Scholars Program. She was also a member of the committee that prepared the Academy’s 2008 report, ARISE: Advancing Research In Science and Engineering: Investing in Early-Career Scientists and High-Risk, High-Reward Research. Her publications include “Reflecting on the Humanities,” Dædalus (with Patricia Meyer Spacks, 2009); Restoring Trust in American Business (with Jay W. Lorsch and Andy Zelleke, 2005); Greenwich Village: Culture and Counterculture (with Richard Eric Beard, 1990); and America in Theory (with Denis Donoghue and Louis Menand, 1988). Before joining the Academy in 1996, she was Vice President for Academic Advancement at New York University. A Fellow of the American Academy, she was named an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at Northeastern University in May 2011. She was a member of the Public Sector Leadership Initiative Advisory Board of The Brookings Institution.