A conversation between:
Dorothy Zinberg, Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School; Faculty Associate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School; Faculty Associate at the Berkman Center for the Internet and Society, Harvard University
Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University
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Michael M. Crow became the 16th president of Arizona State University on July 1, 2002. He is guiding the transformation of ASU into one of the nation’s leading public metropolitan research universities, an institution that combines the highest levels of academic excellence, inclusiveness to a broad demographic, and maximum societal impact—a model he terms the “New American University.” Under his direction the university pursues teaching, research, and creative excellence focused on the major challenges of our time, as well as those central to the quality of life, sustainable development, and economic competitiveness of Arizona and the nation. He has committed the university to sustainability, social embeddedness, and global engagement, and championed initiatives leading to record levels of diversity in the student body.
Dorothy Shore Zinberg
Dorothy Shore Zinberg is a lecturer in Public Policy and a founding member and faculty associate of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. Zinberg's research focuses on several aspects of international science and technology.
She has served on the National Academy of Sciences and in advisory positions on various boards at the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the National Science Foundation (NSF). She is also a member of the International Council for Science Policy Studies, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and the Council on Foreign Relations.
Zinberg is the editor and a contributing author of Uncertain Power: The Struggle for a National Energy Policy and The Changing University: How Increased Demand for Scientists and Technology is Transforming Academic Institutions Internationally.
Michael Crow, president of Arizona State University, observes a "hidden crisis" at many public universities: rapidly declining graduation rates. One cause, he argues, is the disparity between "generic state universities" and "elite" state universities.