Oral history interview with Janet L. Robinson [electronic resource], 2013.
|Creator: ||Robinson, Janet L., 1950-||Project: ||Carnegie Corporation project. Pt. 3. |
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|Phys. Desc. :||transcript: 28 pages. + index. sound recording : 1 digital audio file (64 min.).|
|Location: ||Columbia Center for Oral History|
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Chair of the Board of Trustees, Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Scope and Contents
Raised in Massachussetts; attended Salve Regina University; eleven years as public school teacher; transitioned to publishing to educate the citizenry; career at the New York Times Company; meeting Vartan Gregorian; mission of Andrew Carnegie; Carnegie Corporation focus: education reform, immigration, international peace and security; constancy of purpose from Andrew Carnegie to Vartan Gregorian; affection for education; leadership qualities of Vartan Gregorian; unification across foundations behind a common initiative; immigration initiative; shared mission of Carnegie and The New York Times; journalism initiatives at Carnegie: News21; paying for quality journalism; relationship of journalism and philanthropy; management of investment portfolio before and after the 2008 financial crisis; partnerships with other foundations; staying true to Andrew Carnegie's mission; development of Islam Initiative; communication between Carnegie leadership and Board of Trustees; impact of teaching career on work with Carnegie
Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, 2013.