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 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.
Events with this presenter
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?
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.