Oral history interview with Amy Gutmann [electronic resource], 2013.
|Creator: ||Gutmann, Amy, 1949-||Project: ||Carnegie Corporation project. Pt. 3. |
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|Phys. Desc. :||transcript: 21 pages + index. video recording : 1 digital video file (43 min.).|
|Location: ||Columbia Center for Oral History|
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Scope and Contents
President of University of Pennsylvania. Early awareness as child of immigrants in the United States; emergence of interest in civil rights and justice issues; philosophical influence of John Rawls and Michael Walzer; ability to make more significant impact as an administrator than as scholar: founding of the Center for Human Values at Princeton University, serving as president of University of Pennsylvania; development and attributes of Penn Compact; importance of Carnegie Corporation's legacy; personal resonance of Carnegie's commitment to education and immigration; Carnegie Corporation grantmaking: support of systemic and coalition-building strategies in education, value of sustained commitment to philanthropic issues, ability to garner widespread support around immigration reform; Carnegie Corporation board: collaborative interactions; Vartan Gregorian's role as convener; constructive interplay and refinement of ideas; selection as winner of Academic Leadership Award Grant and students' use of funds to apply knowledge; hope that Carnegie Corporation grantmaking will affect change in the future in the areas of domestic K-12 education and immigration reform.
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