Keohanes to join Princeton faculty in 2005

Oct. 14, 2004 4:54 p.m.

Nannerl Keohane, former president of Duke University, and her husband, Robert O. Keohane, the James B. Duke Professor of Political Science there, will join the faculty of Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs next year.

Nan Keohane will become the Laurance S. Rockefeller Distinguished Visiting Professor of Public Affairs and the University Center for Human Values , and Robert Keohane will become professor of international affairs.

Nan Keohane stepped down this past June after serving for 11 years as president of Duke. She was Duke's first woman president and one of the first women to lead a major U.S. research university. Also a professor of political science at Duke, she has written extensively in the fields of political philosophy, feminism and education.

Robert Keohane, an eminent international relations scholar, is a recipient of the prestigious Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. He has taught at Swarthmore, Stanford, Brandeis and Harvard, in addition to Duke. The two are spending this year as fellows at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Stanford, Calif.

"We're enthusiastic about Princeton because of the opportunities for both of us in the areas of public policy and political theory," said Nan Keohane. "It's certainly one of the best universities in the world for thinking about human affairs. We also have a sense of great excitement intellectually on campus these days at Princeton -- that it's a place that's on the move. There are a lot of people doing very interesting things, and we're pleased about the prospect of being part of that."

More information is available in a news release .

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