Drew Gilpin Faust
President, Harvard University
Drew Gilpin Faust is president of Harvard University and the Lincoln Professor of History in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences. As president, she has expanded financial aid and launched the edX online learning partnership with MIT. Faust was previously founding dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, from 2001 to 2007, and the Annenberg Professor of History at University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of six books, including This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War, which won the 2009 Bancroft Prize, the New York Historical Society’s 2009 American History Book Prize, and was one of The New York Times’ Ten Best Books of 2008.