Nan Keohane

Monday, April 15
Cosponsored with Westhampton College and the WILL Program

Nan Keohane broke new ground as the first woman president of both a women's college and a major research university. She served as president of Wellesley College from 1981 to 1993 and as president of Duke University from 1993 to 2004. 

She is the author of several books, including Thinking about Leadership and Higher Ground: Ethics and Leadership in the Modern University.

A political scientist and political theorist, she writes and teaches in the areas of political philosophy, leadership, and feminist theory. She is the Laurance S. Rockefeller Distinguished Visiting Professor of Public Affairs and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University.

Keohane was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1995. The Hall of Fame honors women whose contributions to the arts, athletics, business, education, government, the humanities, philanthropy, and science have been the greatest value for the development of the country.