Oral history interview with Amy Gutmann, 2013


Gutmann, Amy, 1949- (Interviewee)
Ryan, Michael T (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Amy Gutmann, 2013
President of University of Pennsylvania. Early awareness as child of immigrants in the United States; emergence of interest in civil rights and justice issues; philosophical influence of John Rawls and Michael Walzer; ability to make more significant impact as an administrator than as scholar: founding of the Center for Human Values at Princeton University, serving as president of University of Pen nsylvania; development and attributes of Penn Compact; importance of Carnegie Corporation's legacy; personal resonance of Carnegie's commitment to education and immigration; Carnegie Corporation grantmaking: support of systemic and coalition-building strategies in education, value of sustained commitment to philanthropic issues, ability to garner widespread support around immigration reform; Carnegie Corporation board: collaborative interactions; Vartan Gregorian's role as convener; constructive interplay and refinement of ideas; selection as winner of Academic Leadership Award Grant and students' use of funds to apply knowledge; hope that Carnegie Corporation grantmaking will affect change in the future in the areas of domestic K-12 education and immigration reform.
Collection Name
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 3
Education, Higher; Civil rights; College presidents; Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations--Political activity; Endowments; Gutmann, Amy, 1949-; Gregorian, Vartan; University of Pennsylvania; Princeton University. University Center for Human Values; Carnegie Corporation of New York
oral histories
Physical Description
21 pages + index; 1 digital video file (43 min.)
Note (Biographical)
University President.
Interviewed by Michael T. Ryan on June 6, 2013.
Note (Provenance)
Gift of Amy Gutmann
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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Carnegie Corporation Oral History Project [Staging]
Oral History Archives at Columbia
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