Former Duke University president Nan Keohane to speak about leadership types April 15

April 4, 2013

Nannerl (Nan) Keohane, former president of Duke University and Wellesley College, will speak on types of leadership April 15, 7 p.m., at the University of Richmond’s Jepson Alumni Center.

Her talk, “Two Kinds of Leadership – Out Front and Behind the Scenes,” is part of the 2012-13 Jepson Leadership Forum on “Groundbreakers: People, Ideas and Innovations That Changed the World.” Keohane will discuss low-key leadership and look at the behind-the-scenes leadership of social and political movements around the globe.

Keohane was the first woman president of a major research university in the U.S. She was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 1995.

A political theorist, she is the Laurance S. Rockefeller Distinguished Visiting Professor of Public Affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School and Center for Human Values. She is the author of “Thinking about Leadership” and “Higher Ground: Ethics and Leadership in the Modern University.”

The talk is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Visit to register or call Shannon Best at 804-287-6522. The Jepson Leadership Forum, a program of the University’s Jepson School of Leadership Studies, provides an opportunity to interact with national and international leaders and scholars.

The talk is co-sponsored by Westhampton College and the WILL Program.

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