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Derek Bok

Derek BokAKA Derek Curtis Bok

Born: 22-Mar-1930
Birthplace: Bryn Mawr, PA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Educator

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: President of Harvard, 1971-91

Military service: US Army (1956-58)

Father: Curtis Bok
Mother: Margaret Plummer
Wife: Sissela Bok (ethicist, dau. of Gunnar Myrdal, m. 1955, one son, two daughters)
Daughter: Hilary Bok (philosophy professor at Harvard)

    University: BA, Stanford University (1951)
    Law School: LLB, Harvard Law School (1954)
    Professor: Law, Harvard University
    Dean: Harvard Law School (1968-71)
    President: Harvard University (1971-91)

    Committee for Economic Development Trustee
    Common Cause Chairman (1999-2006)
    The Constitution Project Constitutional Amendments Initiative
    Human Rights First National Council
    Obama for America

Author of books:
Beyond the Ivory Tower: Social Responsibilities of the Modern University (1982, education)
Higher Learning (1986, education)
Universities and the Future of America (1990, education)
The State of the Nation: Government and the Quest for a Better Society (1996, politics)
The Trouble with Government (2001, politics)
Universities in the Marketplace: The Commercialization of Higher Education (2003, education)
Our Underachieving Colleges: A Candid Look at How Much Students Learn and Why They Should Be Learning More (2006, education)
The Politics of Happiness: What Government Can Learn from the New Research on Well-Being (2010, social studies)
Higher Education in America (2013, education)

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