Lawrence S. Bacow

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Lawrence S. Bacow "was appointed the twelfth President of Tufts University on September 1, 2001. He received his S.B. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his M.P.P. and Ph.D. from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

"Prior to coming to Tufts, Dr. Bacow was the Chancellor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he had oversight responsibility for graduate and undergraduate education, student life, student services, research policy, strategic planning, campus development, international initiatives and the management of institutional partnerships. A member of the MIT faculty since 1977, Dr. Bacow was the Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies, as well as the former chair of the MIT faculty, chair of the MIT Council on the Environment and a member of the boards of the Media Lab Europe and the Cambridge-MIT Institute.

"President Bacow is the author of four books and numerous articles. He has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad, and has served as a visiting professor at the University of Amsterdam, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Politecnico di Torino (Italy), the University of Bari (Italy) and Gabriela Mistral University (Chile). He was a research fellow of the Tinbergen Institute of Economics and a member of the Program on Negotiation of the Harvard Law School.

"President Bacow has consulted widely for government and industry. He has served as an advisor to the Ministry of the Environment for the State of Israel and to the Cross Israel Highway Commission. He chaired the Citizens Advisory Committee for the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority and served a term as a gubernatorial appointee to the Massachusetts Hazardous Waste Facility Site Safety Council. From 1985 to 1987, he served as chief operating officer of the Spaulding Investment Company. He is a director of the Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly and a trustee of Wheaton College and Hebrew College." [1]

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  1. Lawrence S. Bacow, Tufts University, accessed November 24, 2007.