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Lawrence Bacow

President of Harvard University | May 18, 2022

The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. hosted an interview with Lawrence Bacow, President of Harvard University, on Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Lawrence S. Bacow serves as the 29th President of Harvard University. From 2001 to 2011, he was president of Tufts University. Prior to Tufts, he spent 24 years on the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he held the Lee and Geraldine Martin Professorship of Environmental Studies and served as Chair of the Faculty (1995-97) and as Chancellor (1998-2001).

An expert on non-adjudicatory approaches to the resolution of environmental disputes, President Bacow received an S.B. in economics from MIT, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a Ph.D. in public policy from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Prior to his election to the Harvard presidency in February 2018, he served as a member of the Harvard Corporation, a Hauser Leader-in-Residence at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a President-in-Residence at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.