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Oral history interview with Janet L. Robinson, 2013.

Creator: Robinson, Janet L., 1950-
Project: Carnegie Corporation project. Pt. 3.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :transcript: 28 pages. + index.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

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


Access Conditions

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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