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Amy Gutmann: Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science
October 7, 2008, Volume 55, No. 7


Penn President Amy Gutmann

School of Arts and Sciences Dean Rebecca W. Bushnell has announced the appointment of President Amy Gutmann to the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professorship in Political Science.

“Browne Professorships are one of the highest honors we bestow on SAS faculty, recognizing those who demonstrate exceptional distinction in research and teaching as well as a deep commitment to the most fundamental values of a university,” said Dean Bushnell.  “This appointment is therefore especially fitting, recognizing Dr. Gutmann’s standing not only as Penn’s leader but also as one of its most eminent scholars and educators, an internationally-acclaimed political scientist and philosopher and an award-winning teacher.”

In addition to her primary academic appointment in political science, Dr. Gutmann holds secondary appointments in the department of philosophy in SAS, and in the Annenberg School for Communication as well as the Graduate School of Education.

Dr. Gutmann’s professorship is one of five chairs recently established by a $15 million gift to SAS from Penn alumnus, trustee, and chair of the SAS Board of Overseers, Christopher H. Browne (Almanac February 12, 2008). The gift augments a previous $10 million gift given by Mr. Browne in 2000 to endow five chairs. Mr. Browne also made a gift to establish the Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics, which promotes interdisciplinary research and teaching across the Penn community on issues of international relations, international security and international political economy.

Mr. Browne received his bachelor’s degree in history from Penn in 1969. He joined the SAS Board of Overseers in 1982 and became its chair in 1999. A Penn trustee since 1991, he was named a Charter Trustee in 2001. He is managing director of the securities brokerage and investment advisory firm Tweedy, Browne Company LLC.




Almanac - October 7, 2008, Volume 55, No. 7