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Dr. Thomas Bartlett

Former Chancellor Higher Ed. Oregon, New York, Alabama, Former President American University, Cairo, Former President of Colgate University, Former President of the Association of American Universities.
Dr. Thomas Bartlett

 Dr. Thomas Bartlett began his career as the Advisor for Political and Security Affairs for the United States’ permanent mission to the United Nations. He served as President of the American University in Cairo, Egypt, as President of Colgate University and then the President of the Association of American Universities. He went on to become the Chancellor of the State Systems of Higher Education for Alabama, Oregon and New York. He also served as a member and then chairman of the US-Japan Foundation.

 

At age 72, he retired from all boards, but was called back to Egypt to fill in as interim president of the American University in Cairo while its Board of Trustees carried out a search for a new president. He has been on the Board of International Association of Universities for the past 10 years and has been awarded 8 Honorary Degrees. Currently he is on the board of the American University of Kuwait and serves as Board Chair for the World Affairs Council of Oregon. 

 

Dr. Bartlett received a B.A. in Political Science & International Relations at Stanford University, was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University where he earned his M.A. and then he went back to Stanford to earn his Ph.D. in Political Science.

Video Files

Headline and Cultural Forums
Thu, 07/18/2013

What's Next For Egypt?

Millions throng Tahrir Square…Morsi ousted…Is this a military coup or a People’s Revolution? What is the role of the US? Dr. Thomas Bartlett discusses the events unfolding in Egypt. Watch Video ››

Great Decisions
Fri, 01/25/2013

Great Decisions 2013: Egypt (January 25) - Dr. Thomas Bartlett

The popular revolution that ousted President Hosni Mubarak in 2011 ushered in the promise of radical change. Two years later, what is the state of Egyptian democracy? How will the military and the civilian government balance power? Watch Video ››

Great Decisions
Fri, 02/27/2009

0907 - Egypt and the 21st Century

Events with this presenter

Great Decisions

The U.S. and Rising Powers

Dr. Thomas Bartlett
Great Decisions

Egypt and the 21st Century

Dr. Thomas Bartlett
Great Decisions

Great Decision Series: Egypt

Dr. Thomas Bartlett

Great Decision Series: EgyptThe popular revolution that ousted President Hosni Mubarak in 2011 ushered in the promise of radical change. Two years later, what is the state of Egyptian democracy? How will the military and the civilian government balance power? Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

What's Next for Egypt?

Dr. Thomas Bartlett

Unrest in EgyptJoin us for a talk with Dr. Thomas Bartlett, former President of the American University in Cairo, on the events currently unfolding in Egypt. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Syria?

Dr. Thomas Bartlett

Syria?It's the question on everyone’s mind. How did it come to this? What should our next move be? What are the probable consequences? Join us for this open discussion moderated by Tom Bartlett—come ready to listen and share your voice and opinions on this urgent, complex global issue. Read More ››