FORA.tv Speaker - John Brademas
John Brademas, President Emeritus of New York University, was NYU President from 1981 to 1992. Before coming to New York, Dr. Brademas served as United States Representative in Congress from Indiana's Third District for 22 years (1959-81), the last four as House Majority Whip.
While in Congress he was a member of the Committee on Education and Labor where he played a leading role in writing most of the Federal legislation enacted during that time concerning schools, colleges and universities; services for the elderly and the handicapped; libraries and museums; the arts and humanities.
Dr. Brademas is serving, by appointment of President Clinton, as Chairman of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. He is also Chairman of the National Endowment for Democracy and a member of the Consultants' Panel to the Comptroller General of the United States.
A graduate of Harvard and of Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar and from which he received his Ph.D., Dr. Brademas has been awarded honorary degrees by 47 colleges and universities. He has also received the annual Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.
02.06.07 | 01:08:01 min
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