Nannerl Overholser Keohane
Political scientist; Academic administrator; Educator
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Nannerl O. Keohane is a political philosopher who has served as president of Wellesley College (1981-1993) and Duke University (1993-2004), and taught at Swarthmore, Stanford, Princeton as well as Wellesley and Duke. Keohane is the author of Philosophy and the State in France (1980), Higher Ground: Ethics and Leadership in Higher Education (2008) and Thinking about Leadership (2010). She is a member of the Harvard Corporation, of the Advisory Committee to the Social Science Research Council, and on the Board of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; she has also served on the boards of IBM, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the Brookings Institution, the National Humanities Center and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. She was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1991 and serves as a member of its Board of Directors.