Global Conference 2017

Speaker's Biography

Steven Knapp

President, The George Washington University


Steven Knapp is finishing his tenth and final year as president of the George Washington University. Before becoming the 16th president of GW, Dr. Knapp was dean of Arts and Sciences and provost at the Johns Hopkins University. A specialist in Romanticism, literary theory, and the relation of literature to philosophy and religion, Dr. Knapp also taught English literature at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; a member of the Global Cities Initiative of Greater Washington; chair of the Atlantic 10 Conference Council of Presidents; and co-chair of the Age-Friendly DC Task Force. He serves on many professional and civic boards, including the Economic Club of Washington; Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area; National Symphony Orchestra; American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment; and Al Akhawayan University in Ifrane, Morocco.


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