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1Name:  Mr. William Drayton
 Institution:  Ashoka: Innovators for the Public
 Year Elected:  2019
 Class:  5. The Arts, Professions, and Leaders in Public & Private Affairs
 Subdivision:  503. Administrators, Bankers and Opinion Leaders from the Public or Private Sectors
 Residency:  Resident
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1943
   
 
As the Founder and CEO of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, Bill Drayton has pioneered the field of social entrepreneurship, growing a global association of over 3,900 leading social entrepreneurs who work together to create an “Everyone a Changemaker” world and bring big systems-change to the world’s most urgent social challenges. Bill also chairs Get American Working!, Youth Venture, and Community Greens. He earned his BA from Harvard, an MA from Balliol College in Oxford University, and is a graduate of Yale Law School. Drayton had a 10-year career with McKinsey and Company, taught at Stanford Law School and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and served as Assistant Administrator for the EPA during the Carter Administration. Bill has been selected as one of America’s Best Leaders by US News & World Report and Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership. In 2011, Drayton won Spain’s prestigious Prince of Asturias Award, commonly described as Spain’s Nobel, for his work in social entrepreneurship. Other awards include Honorary Doctorates from Yale, NYU, and more; the Yale Law School’s highest alumni honor; an Honorary Fellow at Oxford’s Balliol College; the National Wildlife Federation’s Conservation Achievement Award International; the National Academy of Public Administration National Public Service Award; and the Harvard Kennedy School Richard E. Neustadt Award for Public Policy.
 
2Name:  Dr. Nancy Weiss Malkiel
 Institution:  Princeton University
 Year Elected:  2019
 Class:  5. The Arts, Professions, and Leaders in Public & Private Affairs
 Subdivision:  503. Administrators, Bankers and Opinion Leaders from the Public or Private Sectors
 Residency:  Resident
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1944
   
 
Nancy Weiss Malkiel is professor of history emeritus at Princeton University. A scholar in 20th century American history, she joined the Princeton faculty as an assistant professor in 1969, was promoted to associate professor in 1975, and to full professor in 1982. She transferred to emeritus status in 2016. Professor Malkiel is the author most recently of "Keep the Damned Women Out": The Struggle for Coeducation (2016; paperback edition, 2018). Her previous publications (as Nancy J. Weiss) include Whitney M. Young, Jr., and the Struggle for Civil Rights (1989), Farewell to the Party of Lincoln: Black Politics in the Age of FDR (1983), and The National Urban League, 1910-1940 (1974). She is currently working on a biography of William G. Bowen (1933-2016), president of Princeton University and of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. From 1987 to 2011, Professor Malkiel served as Dean of the College, the senior officer responsible for Princeton's undergraduate academic program. She was the 2018 recipient of the Phi Beta Kappa Society’s Sidney Hook Memorial Award, which recognizes national distinction in scholarship, undergraduate teaching, and leadership in the cause of liberal arts education. Professor Malkiel served from 1975 to 2019 as a trustee of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. As well, she is a former trustee of Smith College, Princeton Day School, and McCarter Theatre in Princeton. Professor Malkiel received a B.A. (1965) and an honorary degree (1997) from Smith College and an M.A. (1966) and Ph.D. (1970) from Harvard University.
 
3Name:  Mr. David M. Rubenstein
 Institution:  The Carlyle Group
 Year Elected:  2019
 Class:  5. The Arts, Professions, and Leaders in Public & Private Affairs
 Subdivision:  503. Administrators, Bankers and Opinion Leaders from the Public or Private Sectors
 Residency:  Resident
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1949
   
 
David M. Rubenstein is Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest and most successful private investment firms. Established in 1987, Carlyle now manages $276 billion from 27 offices around the world. Mr. Rubenstein is Chairman of the Boards of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Economic Club of Washington; a Fellow of the Harvard Corporation; a Trustee of the National Gallery of Art, the University of Chicago, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Institute for Advanced Study, the National Constitution Center, the Brookings Institution, and the World Economic Forum; and a Director of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, among other board seats. Mr. Rubenstein is a leader in the area of Patriotic Philanthropy, having made transformative gifts for the restoration or repair of the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Monticello, Montpelier, Mount Vernon, Arlington House, Iwo Jima Memorial, the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian, the National Archives, the National Zoo, the Library of Congress, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Mr. Rubenstein has also provided to the U.S. government long-term loans of his rare copies of the Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Emancipation Proclamation, the 13th Amendment, the first map of the U.S. (Abel Buell map), and the first book printed in the U.S. (Bay Psalm Book). Mr. Rubenstein is an original signer of The Giving Pledge; the host of The David Rubenstein Show and Bloomberg Wealth with David Rubenstein; and the author of The American Story and How to Lead. David Rubenstein was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society in 2019.
 
4Name:  Dr. Patrick Spero
 Institution:  American Philosophical Society
 Year Elected:  2019
 Class:  5. The Arts, Professions, and Leaders in Public & Private Affairs
 Subdivision:  503. Administrators, Bankers and Opinion Leaders from the Public or Private Sectors
 Residency:  Resident
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1978
   
 
Patrick Spero received his B.A. from James Madison University in 2000, his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004 and 2009 respectively. He held a number of public history jobs while pursuing his Ph.D., including serving has Historian at the David Library of the American Revolution. From 2009-2011, he served as the Pew Post-Doctoral Fellow in Bibliography at the American Philosophical Society Library, where he surveyed the Society’s early American manuscript collections and wrote a guide to these collections. Dr. Spero then joined the faculty of Williams College until 2015, when he returned to the Society as its Librarian. Before joining the Society, Spero organized several international conferences and directed numerous teacher workshops. He is the author of numerous articles, essays, and reviews and has published two books, Frontier Rebels: The Fight for Independence in the American West, 1765-1776 (W.W. Norton, 2018) and Frontier Country: The Politics of War in Early Pennsylvania (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016). He is also co-editor of The American Revolution Reborn: New Perspectives for the Twenty-First Century (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016).
 
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