John G. Palfrey, Jr.

President at MacArthur Foundation

John G. Palfrey, Jr.

John G. Palfrey, Jr.

President at MacArthur Foundation

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Career Highlights

Phillips Academy Andover
Harvard University - Berkman Center for Internet and Society
MacArthur Foundation

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Number of Boards

12

Number of Awards

2

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Vice President & Chief Investment Officer at Northwestern University

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Founder at Data & Society Research Institute

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Dean of Studies at Phillips Academy Andover

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President at School Year Abroad, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Reich & Tang LP

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Partner at Beck, Mack & Oliver LLC

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Chairman of the Board of Insight Communications at Insight Midwest LP

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Advisor at Martin J. & Tristin Mannion Charitable Trust

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Former Consultant at Heidrick & Struggles, Inc.

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Co-Founder at New Start New Jersey

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John G. Palfrey, Jr.
President at MacArthur Foundation
Education
Master of Philosophy

The University of Cambridge (informally known as Cambridge University or Cambridge) is a public research university located in Cambridge, United Kingdom. It is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world (after the University of Oxford), and the seventh-oldest in the world.

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Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

BA in History & Literature

The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.

Memberships
Fellow
Prior

The British-American Project is a transatlantic fellowship of over 1,000 leaders, rising stars and opinion formers from a broad spectrum of occupations, backgrounds and political views. It is a network rich in a diversity of people who have, or are likely to, achieve distinction in their field. BAP, as it is fondly known, is “organised serendipity.”

Career History
President
2019 - Current

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a grant making institution dedicated to helping groups and individuals foster lasting improvement in the human condition. The Foundation fosters the development of knowledge, nurtures individual creativity, helps strengthen institutions, helps improve public policy and provides information to the public, primarily through support for public interest media. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Executive Director
Prior

The Berkman Center was founded to explore cyberspace, share in its study, and help pioneer its development. The Berkman Center's mission is to explore and understand cyberspace; to study its development, dynamics, norms, and standards; and to assess the need or lack thereof for laws and sanctions.

Head of School
2012 - 2019

Andover is a high school that stands ready to meet, match, and expand the minds and passions of some of the brightest students in the nation and the world. It has a roster of 300 courses, more than 150 electives, and opportunities for pursuing independent study and study abroad projects. Because of its size, Andover offers enormous depth and breadth of activity and opportunity while still feeling like a personal place.

Boards & Committees
Director
Prior

EMPOWER SCHOOLS IS A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT PARTNERS WITH COMMUNITIES TO HELP THEM GET THE SCHOOLS THEY WANT WITH THE RESULTS STUDENTS NEED.

Political Donations
$500
2012

Former President of United States

$500
2012

Former President of United States

$500
2011

Former President of United States

Investments
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Top Ten Media, Inc. operates as an internet aggregator of media content. It specializes in entertainment topics, drawing information from blogs, media, video, and podcasts. The company was founded by John G. Palfrey in 2005 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New York Bar
Admitted to the Massachusetts Bar
Events
Speaker
Aspen, CO, United States
2009 Aspen Ideas Festival

Aspen Ideas Festival, presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, continues to broaden its reach and engage with more people than ever before on ideas that matter. A major focus throughout the Festival, which opens today, is increasing live and on-demand video opportunities for online viewers around the world.

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