Dr George Rupp to be IRCPL Distinguished Visiting Scholar

The Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life is honored to announce that former Columbia University President Dr George Rupp is joining the IRCPL as Distinguished Visiting Scholar.

In Fall 2014, Dr Rupp will be teaching one undergraduate course in religion and public policy and one multi-disciplinary graduate seminar on international relief and development.  He is currently completing a book that bridges his own involvements in higher education and international relief and development. 

Dr Rupp became president of Columbia in 1993.  During his nine-year tenure, he focused on enhancing undergraduate education, on strengthening campus ties to surrounding communities and New York City as a whole, and on increasing the university’s international orientation.  He is the author of numerous articles and five books, including, most recently, Globalization Challenged: Commitment, Conflict, and Community.  He holds a Bachelor of Divinity from Yale and a PhD in Religion from Harvard, and is a Presbyterian minister.

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