Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Harvard University President Drew Faust to address Chamber Thursday.

On Thursday, October 22, Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust will address the Chamber's Executive Forum.  Click here to register for the event.

Faust took office as Harvard University’s 28th president on July 1, 2007. A historian of the U.S. Civil War and the American South, Faust is also the Lincoln Professor of History in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. She previously served as founding dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study (2001-2007).

Before coming to Radcliffe, Faust was the Annenberg Professor of History and director of the Women’s Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of six books, including This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War (January, 2008), which was awarded the 2009 Bancroft Prize, the New-York Historical Society 2009 American History Book Prize, and recognized  by The New York Times  as one of the Ten Best Books of 2008 .

Faust’s honors include awards in 1982 and 1996 for distinguished teaching at the University of Pennsylvania. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1994 and the American Philosophical Society in 2004. She received her bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr in 1968, magna cum laude with honors in history, and master’s (1971) and doctoral (1975) degrees in American civilization from the University of Pennsylvania.

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