a digital library of Unitarian Universalist biographies, history, books, and media
the digital library of Unitarian Universalism
Home ยป
Articles for

Peter Timmer

C. Peter Timmer has served as the Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Development Studies at Harvard University and as dean of the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). A leading economist in the fields of agricultural economics and development economics, Timmer has an international reputation as a research scholar and an inspiring teacher, as well as an exemplary record of public service as a policy advisor on food and development issues in East and Southeast Asia.…

Laurence Tribe

Laurence Henry Tribe is a professor of constitutional law at Harvard Law School and the Carl M. Loeb University Professor. Tribe is generally recognized as one of the foremost constitutional law experts and Supreme Court practitioners in the United States. He is the author of American Constitutional Law (1978), the most frequently cited treatise in that field, and has argued before the U.S.…

Raymond Vernon

Raymond Vernon, the Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Emeritus, at the Kennedy School of Government, was a member of the Marshall Plan team and a central player in the development of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT).…

Herbert Vetter

Herb Vetter is the founder of the Harvard Square Library (www.harvardsquarelibrary.org), an online service viewed worldwide in one hundred countries on six continents. He is also founder of Cambridge Forum, one of public radio’s longest running public affairs programs.…

Philippe Villers

Philippe Villers is the co-founder of Families USA. In 1981, he and his wife founded the organization (initially called The Villers Foundation). He has served as its President and as a member of the Board of Directors since the inception of Families USA.…

Paul Volcker

Paul Adolph Volcker, born in 1927 in Cape May, New Jersey, is best known as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve under United States Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan (from August 1979 to August 1987).

Volcker’s Fed is widely credited with ending the United States’ stagflation crisis of the 1970s by limiting the growth of the money supply, abandoning the previous policy of targeting interest rates.…

Adam Ulam

Adam Ulam, the Gurney Professor of History and Political Science, Emeritus, at Harvard University, was one of the world’s foremost authorities on Russia and the Soviet Union. He was a member of the Harvard faculty from 1947 until his retirement in 1992.…

Desmond Tutu

Bishop Desmond Tutu, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, was born in 1931 in Kierksdorp, Transvaal. His father was a teacher, and he himself was educated at Johannesburg Bantu High School. After leaving school he trained first as a teacher at Pretoria Bantu Normal College and in 1954 he graduated from the University of South Africa.…

Lawrence Summers

Lawrence Henry “Larry” Summers is an American economist and academic. He was Secretary of the Treasury for the last year and a half of the Clinton administration, and served as the 27th President of Harvard University from 2001 to 2006.

In three instances during his time as Harvard president, Summers made remarks that touched on political “hot-button” controversies.…

Robert Stobaugh

Professor Stobaugh is Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, at the Harvard Business School. He has written extensively on corporate governance, which includes the activities of a company’s board of directors and its top officers as well as parent-subsidiary relationships.…