Alan Jones is a senior managing director and a member of the management committee at Intermediate Capital Group (ICG), a global alternative asset management firm. Prior to joining ICG, he served as a managing director and vice-chairman of Private Credit & Equity at Morgan Stanley. Jones is chairman of Physicians for Human Rights, a director of the Commonwealth Fund, and a director of Shakespeare’s Globe USA. Jones received an AB magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1983 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1987.
Christine Kang was the COO of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History until 2019. She has also served as the head of a private preschool, founding director of operations for a public charter school, and a director at the American Museum of Natural History. She earned a BA from Columbia University and a Master of Industrial Design from Rhode Island School of Design.
Alvin Patrick has worked as a news, sports, and entertainment executive and producer for thirty-two years and is currently executive producer of the CBS News Race & Culture Unit. Patrick has received six Emmy Award nominations, six National Association of Black Journalists awards, a Gabriel Award, and a Freddie Award. He serves on the board of trustees of his alma mater, Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, and is board vice chairman of the Harbor Science & Arts Charter School in Harlem in New York City.
Abigail Seldin is the CEO of the Seldin/Haring-Smith Foundation, which funds and incubates public interest projects. She is the producer of SwiftStudent, a free college financial-aid tool, and the New College Majority Photo Series with Getty Images. A Rhodes Scholar and Forbes “30 Under 30,” Seldin co-founded the edtech company College Abacus.
Sheila M. Stone was an international figure skating champion in the 1950s, wrote for Sports Illustrated, designed practice uniforms for the 1956 Olympic team, and was one of the first active sportswear designers. After retiring to Williamstown, MA, she and her husband spearheaded the building of the new Williamstown Youth Center. She also headed the Williamstown Art Conservation Center and co-founded the Williamstown Theatre Festival Guild. She co-authored a 400-page history book with 150 letters written during WWII by her bombardier husband. The original letters were given to the Gilder…
Peter Tirschwell is vice president in the maritime & trade business of IHS Markit, a data, analytics, and business intelligence organization serving sectors including maritime, energy, automotive, and financial services. In his role, he leads the Journal of Commerce, the historic New York City maritime newspaper founded by Samuel Morse in 1827 that is now a team of specialized journalists covering all aspects of international logistics. He is the founder and chairman of the annual JOC TPM conference in Long Beach, California, the world’s largest container shipping conference.
Charles Sahm is the director of development for The Writing Revolution, a nonprofit organization that helps teachers deliver more effective writing instruction. Previously, he served as director of education policy at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and worked for a number of educational nonprofit organizations and elected officials.
Chris Whitford is the CEO of Avail NYC, a nonprofit organization that connects pregnant women with resources like healthcare and safe housing. Before leading Avail, she served the students of Columbia University as a director and fellow for various on-campus ministries. She founded the Homeschool Academy at the New-York Historical Society.
Jason Caldwell is a private wealth advisor at Goldman Sachs where he is responsible for managing the assets of ultra-high net worth individuals, family offices, and nonprofit organizations. He has held multiple roles in the financial industry, including regional vice president and head of sales for HRC Fund Associates. He holds a BS in finance, a master’s degree, and an MBA, all from Fordham University, where he sits on the executive committee for the Gridiron Club.
Sid Lapidus received a BA in American History from Princeton University in 1959 and a JD from Columbia University Law School in 1962. He is a retired partner of Warburg Pincus LLC, a leading private equity firm, where he spent forty years. Lapidus is chair of the American Jewish Historical Society and a trustee of the New-York Historical Society, and has served for many years on the advisory council of the Princeton University History Department. In 2014, he and his wife established the Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Trans-Atlantic Slavery at the New York Public Library’s…
Nazee Batmanghelidj went to Oxford University reading philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE). She also obtained an MA in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard University. She worked in the investment banking division at Drexel Burnham Lambert and has most recently been involved in investing in the alternative asset business.
Lara Heimert is VP and publisher of Basic Books, a division of the Hachette Book Group. She has published numerous prize-winning and New York Times bestselling books, primarily in the field of history. A graduate of Princeton University with a degree in English and women’s studies, Heimert subsequently spent two years at Cambridge University studying history and political theory.
Amanda Jones is the chair of James River Boys and Girls Club Executive Council Scottsville, Virginia. She is a board member of the Boardman Cottage/Beacon Project assisted living facility in Islesboro, Maine, and is on the executive council of the Monday Fund for Share Our Strength/No Kid Hungry.
M. Barry Bausano is the chief operating officer of Taconic Capital Advisors. He previously served as CEO and president of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and chairman of hedge funds and chairman of the Risk Committee through June 2018. Before joining Deutsche Bank, he was a macro hedge fund manager focusing on derivatives at Tiger, Steinhardt, and Moore Capital. Bausano served as a David Rockefeller Fellow with the Partnership for NYC. He is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the New York Economics Club, and previously served on the board of directors of the…
Griff Norquist is a managing director at BlackRock. He is originally from Yazoo City, Mississippi, and received a BS from the United States Military Academy and an MBA from Cornell University. Norquist served as a field artillery officer in the US Army, including a tour in the Republic of Korea and a deployment to Afghanistan, where he was awarded the Bronze Star.
Susan Fales-Hill currently serves as executive producer/show runner of the series Twenties. She has written on TV shows including The Cosby Show, A Different World, and Linc’s. Fales-Hill is the author of two novels and an acclaimed memoir about her mother, the late actress, singer, and dancer Josephine Premice, Always Wear Joy. She hosted a podcast on NYPR, Icons and Innovators, celebrating creators who have influenced world culture.
Scott Higgins is the co-founder and co-CEO of Veterans Advantage, a leading advocate for veterans of the US Armed Forces. Higgins served as an officer in the US Army in Vietnam and co-chaired the New York Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission. For eighteen years, he was a partner and director of Ark Asset Management. He also served as a trustee and co-chair of the New York Shakespeare Festival and The Public Theatre. Higgins currently serves on the boards of the Mako Fund (a European hedge fund), the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize, and the Medal of Honor Foundation.
Nicholas Gliserman holds a PhD in history and an MS in geographical information science and technology, both from the University of Southern California. As a proponent of digital humanities, he is currently earning a degree in computer science. He was previously the chief academic officer at Game Learning, where he developed six historical video games. In 2014 he received a research fellowship from the Gilder Lehrman Institute, which he used to examine two seventeenth-century manuscript maps drafted by Iroquois delegates (now part of the Gilder Lehrman Collection).
Michael Zampardi is the COO of Simplicity. Before joining Simplicity, he served as CEO of WR Hambrecht, managing director at Virtu Management, senior managing director at Bear Stearns, and the global head of marketing for Bear Stearns Asset Management. He serves on the boards of the National Italian American Foundation, American University of Rome, and the Dioceses of Brooklyn and Bridgeport.
Susan Saidenberg joined the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in 1997 where she worked until her retirement in 2019. She developed the traveling exhibitions program and worked with teams of scholars to prepare and implement grants awarded by the Public Programs Division of the National Endowment for the Humanities, including Revisiting the Founding Era, for which she was project director. Before joining the Institute, she was manager of the exhibitions programs office at the New York Public Library.
Alex Robertson is president and chief operating officer of Tiger Management, LLC. Before joining Tiger in 2008, Robertson served as legislative assistant to US Senator Elizabeth Dole. He serves as a trustee/board member of the Robertson Foundation, Tiger Foundation, The Boys’ Club of New York, Memorial Sloan Kettering Board of Overseers, Stanford GSB Advisory Council, East Lake Foundation, and Purpose Built Communities.
Molly O’Meara Sheehan is a freelance writer who focuses on education and the environment. She has contributed to the Washington Post, New York Daily News, International Herald Tribune, and other publications.
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The Gilder Lehrman Institute is pleased to launch the 2021-2022 How Did We Get Here? professional development series, which provides teachers with ready-made, classroom-friendly resources on topics in American history that are front-and-center in current events, such as the Great Migration, US foreign policy from before World War I to now, and the experiences of American Indians, Asian Americans, Latino and Latina Americans, and the LGBTQ community.
The programs, held online on Zoom, feature lectures by leading scholars of American history and expert advice for teaching…
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Pace University are pleased to announce that registration for Fall 2021 courses is now open for the Pace–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History.
We highlight here one of the five courses offered in the coming semester.
American Immigration History
Widely considered a wellspring for US greatness, immigration has also been an abiding site of our deepest conflicts. The republican foundation of the United States, with its promises of democracy and equality for all, seems to strain against the high numbers of immigrants…