The Heart of the Matter: Around the Country

Members of the Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences

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Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences


Richard H. Brodhead, President,
Duke University

John W. Rowe, retired Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer, Exelon Corporation


Danielle S. Allen, Professor of Political Science, Institute for Advanced Study; Professor in the Government Department and Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University

Kwame Anthony Appiah, Professor of Philosophy and of Law, New York University

Norman R. Augustine, retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Robert M. Berdahl, former President, Association of American Universities

Leslie C. Berlowitz, Cambridge, MA

Robert J. Birgeneau, Chancellor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley

Philip Bredesen, Jr., former Governor of Tennessee

David Brooks, Journalist, The New York Times

Louise H. Bryson, Chair Emerita, J. Paul Getty Trust

Ken Burns, Director and Producer, Florentine Films

Tom Campbell, Dean, Chapman University School of Law; former U.S. Representative from California

Francisco Cigarroa, former Chancellor, University of Texas System; Head of Pediatric Transplant Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

G. Wayne Clough, former Secretary, Smithsonian Institution; President Emeritus, Georgia Institute of Technology

James Cuno, President and Chief Executive Officer, J. Paul Getty Trust; International Secretary, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Gerald Early, Professor of Modern Letters, Washington University in St. Louis

Karl W. Eikenberry, former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan; retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General; Fellow in International Security, Stanford University

Drew Gilpin Faust, President, Harvard University

Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, TIAA-CREF

Richard B. Freeman, Professor of Economics, Harvard University

Dana Gioia, Professor of Poetry and Public Culture, University of Southern California; former Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts

Annette Gordon-Reed, Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History, Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Professor of History, Harvard University

Anthony Grafton, Professor of History, Princeton University

Amy Gutmann, President, University of Pennsylvania

Emmylou Harris, Musician/Songwriter

Robert M. Hauser, Executive Director, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences

F. Warren Hellman†, Cofounder, Hellman & Friedman LLC

John L. Hennessy, President, Stanford University

Jill A. Hornor, Director, Sound Postings, LLC

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Professor of Communication; Director, Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania

Rev. John I. Jenkins, President, University of Notre Dame

Steven Knapp, President, The George Washington University

John Lithgow, Actor

George Lucas, Producer, Screenwriter, and Director, Skywalker Properties, Ltd.

Yo-Yo Ma, Musician

Carolyn “Biddy” Martin, President, Amherst College

Anthony W. Marx, President, The New York Public Library

James McNerney, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Boeing Company

Eduardo J. Padrón, President, Miami Dade College

Carl H. Pforzheimer III, Manager, Carl H. Pforzheimer and Co. LLC

Earl A. “Rusty” Powell III, Director, National Gallery of Art

Hunter R. Rawlings III, President, Association of American Universities

John Sexton, President, New York University

Donna E. Shalala, President and Chief Executive Officer, Clinton Foundation; former President, University of Miami; former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services

David J. Skorton, Secretary, Smithsonian Institution; former President, Cornell University

David Souter, former Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States

Eric Sundquist, Professor of English, Johns Hopkins University

Billie Tsien, Architect, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects

Charles M. Vest†, President Emeritus, National Academy of Engineering

John E. Warnock, Chairman of the Board, Adobe Systems, Inc.

Diane P. Wood, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Pauline Yu, President, American Council of Learned Societies