Leon Botstein
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President, Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Leon Botstein is President of Bard College, where he is also Leon Levy Professor in the Arts and Humanities. He is widely recognized for his advocacy of education reform, and has overseen the creation of early college programs throughout the U.S. and a network of Bard College campuses and programs world-wide. He is also the chairperson of the board of the Central European University and the first chancellor of the Open Society University Network (OSUN). He is the music director and conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra and The Orchestra Now, and artistic co-director of the SummerScape and Bard Music Festivals. He records and performs widely, and is editor of the The Musical Quarterly.