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Kenneth Prewitt

Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs

Biography

Kenneth Prewitt is the Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs and Vice-President for Global Centers, Columbia University.  Previous positions he has held are: Director of the U S Census Bureau, President of the Social Science Research Council, Senior Vice President of the Rockefeller Foundation, Director of the National Opinion Research Center, and Professor at the University of Chicago. Among his awards are a Guggenheim Fellowship, honorary degrees from Carnegie Mellon and Southern Methodist University, a Distinguished Service Award from the New School for Social Research, and The Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit from the Federal Republic of Germany. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the Academy of Political and Social Science, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His current professional Boards and Committees include the National Academies’ Standing Committee on Social Science Evidence for Use (chair) and The State of the USA (Vice-Chairman).   His most recent books are The Legitimacy of Philanthropic Foundations and The Hard Count: The Political & Social Challenges of Census Mobilization; and, in preparation, Racial Counting in America: Past, Present, and (?) Future.  He is married to Columbia Professor Susan M. Vogel, African Art Historian and Film Maker.

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