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Global Perspectives with Nitin Nohria

June 20, 2016 Dallas Fed

On June 20, Robert S. Kaplan, president and CEO of the Dallas Fed, discussed issues facing the nation and the global economy with Nitin Nohria, dean of Harvard Business School.

About Nitin Nohria

Nitin Nohria became the tenth dean of Harvard Business School (HBS) on July 1, 2010. He previously served as co-chair of the Leadership Initiative, Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Development and head of the Organizational Behavior unit.

As dean, building on input from faculty, students, staff and alumni, he has identified five priorities for Harvard Business School: innovation in the school's educational programs, beginning with the MBA Program; intellectual ambition that advances ideas with impact in practice; continued internationalization through building a global intellectual footprint; creating a culture of inclusion in which every member of the community can do their best work in support of the School's mission; and fostering a culture of integration within HBS and across Harvard University that acts as a catalyst for entrepreneurship.

Dean Nohria's intellectual interests center on human motivation, leadership, corporate transformation and accountability, and sustainable economic and human performance. He is co-author or co-editor of 16 books. The most recent, Handbook of Leadership Theory and Practice, is a compendium dedicated to advancing research on leadership based on a colloquium he organized during HBS’s centennial celebrations. Dean Nohria is also the author of over 50 journal articles, book chapters, cases, working papers and notes. He sits on the board of directors of Tata Sons and Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition, he serves as an advisor to the Piramal Group. He has been interviewed by ABC, CNN and NPR, and cited in Business Week, Economist, Financial Times, Fortune, New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

Prior to joining the Harvard Business School faculty in July 1988, Dean Nohria received his PhD in management from the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B. Tech. in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (which honored him as a Distinguished Alumnus in 2007). He was a visiting faculty member at the London Business School in 1996.