The USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy (CCLP) is delighted to welcome Jonathan F. Fanton as the Center’s newest Senior Fellow. During his remarkable career in education and philanthropy, Dr. Fanton has served as the President of The New School for Social Research in New York City, President of The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and as the Chair of Human Rights Watch. In January, he ended an successful tenure as President of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
Dr. Fanton holds a B.A. and Ph.D. in American History from Yale University, where he taught and worked as Chief of Staff to President Kingman Brewster. He is the author of Foundations and Civil Society, Volumes I and II (2008), and The University and Civil Society, Volumes I and II (1995, 2002).
“We are honored to have Jonathan Fanton join our ranks as a Senior Fellow,” said CCLP Director Geoffrey Cowan. “He has brought wisdom, excellence and integrity to everything he has touched and we look forward to working with him on a range of projects in the years ahead.”