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Glauber Lectureship begun at Kennedy School

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Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government has established the Robert Glauber Endowed Lectureship. The lectureship will honor the transformative leadership of Robert Glauber ’61, D.B.A. ’65, retiring chairman and CEO of NASD and a longtime affiliate of the Kennedy School. The lecture fund was created by a gift from NASD and announced in New York on Dec. 5.

Glauber, currently a visiting professor of Harvard Law School, was adjunct lecturer at the Kennedy School from 1992 to 2000. He served as undersecretary for the Treasury Department from 1989 to 1992, where he was responsible for all elements of domestic policy including the regulatory overhaul and recapitalization of the savings-and-loan industry. Prior to joining the Treasury Department, Glauber was professor of finance at Harvard Business School. In 1987, he served as executive director of the Brady Commission, formed to study the 1987 stock market crash.

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“Robert Glauber has shown tremendous leadership and vision on issues of critical importance to the U.S. and international financial systems,” said Kennedy School Dean David T. Ellwood. “He displays a rare and wonderful combination of rigorous scholarship, extensive experience, and genuine love of teaching that he shared as senior fellow and lecturer at the Kennedy School.”

“NASD benefited greatly from the stewardship of Bob during his tenure as chairman and CEO. His background in academia and government were the perfect mix to lead us during a critical time in the industry. This lecture series will provide an annual forum to explore many of the issues that Bob focused on during his time leading NASD,” said Mary L. Schapiro, NASD’s chairman and CEO.

The Glauber Endowed Lectureship will provide support for an annual lecture on topics at the increasingly dynamic interface of business and government. The lecture series will be managed by the director of the Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government (M-RCBG).

“The many policy challenges facing our nation and our world require solutions that cross boundaries between public and private, between government and business,” said M-RCBG Director John Ruggie. “The Glauber Lectures will incorporate the thoughts and opinions of those scholars and practitioners whose work has focused on these very relevant and critical issues.”

The Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government is dedicated to advancing the state of knowledge and policy concerning some of society’s most challenging problems – ranging from the local to the global levels.