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Oral history interview with Geoffrey T. Boisi [electronic resource], 2012.

Creator: Boisi, Geoffrey T., 1948-
Project: Carnegie Corporation project. Pt. 3.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :transcript: 83 pages. + index. sound recording : 1 digital audio file (110 min.). sound recording : 1 digital audio file (96 min.).
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Scope and Contents

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Roundtable Investment Partners LLC. Youth: born in Long Island, Roman Catholic upbringing, Marianist high school, Boston College in the 1960s, worked in real estate, Wharton Business School; tensions between religious life and secular profession; influences: mentorship programs, Kennedy family and politics, Vincent A. Mai, Carnegie staff and trustees; first impressions of Vartan Gregorian; role and dynamics of the Carnegie Corporation Board of Trustees; involvement on Boston College Board of Trustees; interactions between Carnegie Corporation trustees and staff; management of Carnegie endowment before and after 2008 financial crisis; development of the Carnegie investment portfolio; praise of investment staff; discussion of approaches to education reform: Small Schools movement, Teachers for a New Era, MENTOR; projections on future programs at Carnegie; involvement on International Peace and Security subcommittee; potential of Carnegie to foster political leadership to minimize polarization of bipartisanship in government; leadership techniques and interests of David A. Hamburg and Vartan Gregorian; tensions between personal politics and Carnegie democracy programs; role of philanthropy in American life.


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, 2013.

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