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Missie Rennie Taylor

(Luce Scholar 1975 – 1976. Television correspondent and producer for Channel 2, NMPC, in Manila, The Philippines)

Missie Rennie Taylor is a strategic advisor and media consultant with extensive experience in television, including 24 years with CBS. She was the executive producer of Sunday Morning with Charles Kuralt and with Charles Osgood. She was editorial director of all CBS domestic news coverage. She is a trustee of The Asia Foundation and a Director of the First National Bank of Long Island. She has received eight Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award. She is a graduate of Miss Porter’s School and received the B.A. from Vassar College.

Ronald L. Newman

(Luce Scholar 2003 – 2004. Tsinghua University, School of Public Policy & Management, Beijing, China)

Ronald L. Newman is an attorney-advisor with the U.S. Department of State, Office of the Legal Advisor, where he had been an intern in Claims and investment Disputes (CID) and Human Rights & Refugees (HRR). At the Yale Law School Legal Services Organization, he was student director and member of the Education Adequacy Project Clinic. Following his year as a Luce Scholar, he was an international affairs representative with a company in Beijing, China. He received the B.A., summa cum laude, in Business Administration, from Morehouse College, and the J.D. from Yale Law School.

Meghan L. O'Sullivan

(Luce Scholar 1991-1992. Indonesian Family Planning Association, Jakarta, Indonesia)

Meghan L. O'Sullivan is the recently named Evron and Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of International Affairs at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. In 2004 – 2007, she was the National Security Council’s Special Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan. In the year prior, she was the Deputy Director, Governance, in the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, Iraq. She was a Fellow with The Brookings Institution for four years. She received the B.A., summa cum laude, in both Economics and Government, from Georgetown University, and the M.Sc. In Economics for Development and the D. Phil. In Politics from Brasenose College, Oxford University.

Lynn S. Paine

(Luce Scholar 1976-1977. National Cheng Chi University, Taipei, Taiwan)

Lynn S. Paine is a John G. McLean Professor at the Harvard Business School where she heads the Leadership and Corporate Accountability group and teaches in the Advanced Management Program. Before joining the Harvard faculty, she taught at Georgetown University’s Business School, the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, and National Cheng Chi University in Taiwan. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, she received the B.A., summa cum laude, from Smith College, the D. Phil. In Moral Philosophy from Oxford University and the J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Jonathan T. M. Reckford

(Luce Scholar 1986 -1987. Olympic Organizing Committee, Olympic Games, Seoul, Korea)

Jonathan T. M. Reckford is Habitat for Humanity International’s chief executive officer. He served as Executive Pastor of the 4,300-member Christ Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis, MN. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on the boards of Interaction and the Urban Land Institute Terwilliger Center on Workforce Housing. He chairs the affordable housing subcommittee for the World Economic Forum Committee on the Future of Real Estate. He received the B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the MBA, with a certificate in Public and Nonprofit Management, from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

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