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Derek Bok

Full Name: Derek Bok
Gender: Male
Born: 1930-03-22
Number of Works: 24
Derek Curtis Bok (born March 22, 1930) is an American lawyer and educator, and the former president of Harvard University.

Bok was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Stanford University (B.A., 1951), Harvard Law School (J.D., 1954), and George Washington University (A.M., 1958). He taught law at Harvard from 1958, where he served as dean of the law school (1968–1971) and then as university president (1971–1991). Bok currently serves as the Faculty Chair at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard and continues to teach at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Harvard Kennedy School.

After 15 years away from the Harvard presidency, Bok returned to lead the university on an interim basis after Lawrence Summers's resignation took effect on July 1, 2006. He was succeeded by Drew Gilpin Faust on July 1, 2007.

Bok's wife, the sociologist and philosopher Sissela Bok, née Myrdal (daughter of the Swedish economist Gunnar Myrdal and the politician and diplomat Alva Myrdal, both Nobel laureates), is also affiliated with Harvard, where she received her doctorate in 1970. His daughter, Hilary Bok, is a philosophy professor at Johns Hopkins University.

ISBN: 1599410613, 9781599410616
Keywords: university, casebook, materials, cases, law, labor
Pages: 1327
Published: 2001
  • Rating: 60%

The Fifteenth Edition makes a number of significant changes in its predecessor edition, published in 2006. In the past five years, the law relating to employers, employees and unions has evolved, in part because of developments in the workplace that reflect changes in the U.S. economy, and in part because of the dramatic departures from precedent on the part of the National Labor Relations Board as appointed by President George W. Bush. The Obama-appointed NLRB will, by the publication date of the fifteenth edition, have addressed many of these departures and will have in turn reshaped the law
ISBN: 0822310368, 9780822310365
Keywords: america, future, universities
Pages: 143
Published: 1990
  • Rating: 60%

Since World War II, says the author, industrialized nations have come to depend so heavily on expert knowledge, scientific discovery, and highly trained personnel that universities have become “the central institution in postindustrial society.”“If universities are so important to society and if ours are so superior, one might have thought that America would be flourishing in comparison to other industrialized countries of the world. Yet this is plainly not the case. . . . Our economic position in the world has deteriorated [and] we have climbed to the top, or near the top, of all advanc
ISBN: 096601801X, 9780966018011
Keywords: society, quest, government, nation, state
Pages: Unknown
Published: 1997
  • Rating: 80%

Derek Bok, a former Harvard president, understands the power of statistics. At their best, statistics provide a vital means to grasp the size and scope of a problem or to present a lucid image of a potential solution. Numbers are a powerful tool for interpreting the world. But few statistics are so potent that they can persuade without the accompaniment of artful rhetoric. In The State of the Union, Derek Bok sets aside the purple prose of many books on public policy and attempts to move readers with the clear light of comparative quantifiers. Comparing the rankings and measures of the Uni
ISBN: 0674391764, 9780674391765
Keywords: learning, higher
Pages: 208
Published: 1986
  • Rating: 80%