Henry Rosovsky

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Henry Rosovsky "became the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor, Emeritus at Harvard University in 1996. He has been professor of Economics at Harvard since 1965. From 1992 to 1996 he was a member of the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Professor Rosovsky served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences from 1973 to 1984 and as Acting President of Harvard University for a period in 1984 and 1987. He received the A.B. degree in 1949 from the College of William and Mary, and the A.M. (1953) and the Ph.D. (1959) degrees from Harvard. Professor Rosovsky has been awarded fifteen honorary degrees from institutions worldwide, including the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Ph.D. honoris causa (1982) and Harvard University, L.L.D. (1998). In 1969 he became a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1981, he received the Encyclopedia Britannica Achievement in Life Award for Achievement in Education. In 1984, the French Government made him Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur; in 1988 he was awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure (Star) by the Emperor of Japan. Professor Rosovsky has served as Visiting Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is currently co-chairing the Task Force on Higher Education, sponsored by the World Bank and UNESCO. Author of numerous books on Japanese economic history, he has also published several books and articles on higher education, notably The University: An Owner's Manual (1990). Professor Rosovsky is a member of the Board of Directors of the Japan Fund, the Weatherhead Foundation and is a former trustee of the Educational Testing Service and the Asia Society. He also served as Co-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Jewish Congress from 1980 to 1988." [1]

"Often spoken of as the most distinguished educational planner and administrator of the second part of the 20th century, he is Professor and Dean Emeritus at Harvard University and an economist who specializes on Japan and East Asia." [2]

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  1. Board of Directors, University of the Middle East Project, accessed July 19, 2007.
  2. Board, International Center for Conciliation, accessed July 19, 2007.
  3. Board, International Center for Conciliation, accessed July 19, 2007.
  4. Principals, National Committee on American Foreign Policy, accessed September 13, 2007.
  5. Leadership, University of the Middle East Project, accessed October 28, 2010.
  6. History of the Center, Center for the Study of Social and Political Change, accessed November 19, 2010.