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Dan Porterfield is president and CEO of the Aspen Institute. Previously, he was president of Franklin & Marshall College for seven years, senior vice president for strategic development and an English professor at his alma mater, Georgetown University, and a senior public affairs official in the US Department of Health and Human Services. Recognized as a visionary leader and advocate for expanding educational opportunity and improving the human condition, Porterfield was named a White House Champion of Change in 2016. He earned BA degrees from Georgetown and Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and his PhD from The City University of New York Graduate Center, where he was awarded a Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities.

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