Nannerl O. Keohane

Laurance S. Rockefeller Distinguished Visiting Professor of Public Affairs and the University Center for Human Values

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 429 Robertson Hall




Nannerl O. Keohane is Laurance S. Rockefeller Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Woodrow Wilson School and the Center for Human Values. She served as President of Wellesley College and Duke University, and has taught at Swarthmore, Stanford, and the University of Pennsylvania. She has published the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (Princeton 1980) and Higher Ground: Ethics and Leadership in the Modern University (Duke 2006), as well as essays on feminism, the history of political thought and higher education. As a political theorist, her major teaching and research interests are in leadership and inequality, with a particular emphasis on gender issues and the role of institutions, law and public policy in creating (or obstructing) opportunities for women around the world.