Harlan Cleveland


Harlan Cleveland

Harlan Cleveland (January 19 1918 – May 30 2008) was an American diplomat, educator, and author. He served as Lyndon Johnson's U.S. Ambassador to NATO, 1965–1969, and earlier as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, 1961-1965. He was President of the University of Hawaii 1969–1974, and the World Academy of Art and Science in the 1990s and founding dean of the University of Minnesota's Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. Cleveland also served as Dean of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs from 1956 to 1961.

He was born in New York City to Stanley Cleveland and Marian Van Buren. He attended Phillips Andover Academy and graduated from Princeton University in 1938. He was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University in the late 1930s. He was an early advocate and practitioner of online education, teaching courses for the Western Behavioral Sciences Institute (WBSI) and Connected Education in the 1980s and early 1990s.

He authored twelve books, among his best-known are "The Knowledge Executive" (1985) and "Nobody in Charge: Essays on the Future of Leadership" (2002). He also published hundreds of journal and magazine articles.

He was awarded 22 honorary degrees, the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom, Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson Award, and the Peace Corps' Leader for Peace Award. He was the co-winner (with Bertrand de Jouvenel) of the 1981 Prix de Talloires, an international award for "accomplished generalists".

References

* [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/05/AR2008060503520.html Obituary in The Washington Post]
* [http://www.startribune.com/obituaries/19587364.html Obituary in The Star Tribune]
* [http://www.hawaii.edu/cgi-bin/uhnews?20080605152016 University of Hawaiokinai press release]

* [http://www.minnpost.com/community_voices/2008/06/09/2147/a_students_memory_of_harlan_cleveland In Memory of Harlan Cleveland by Patrick Mendis in The Minnesota Post]

See also

* DIKW
* Information pyramid
* International Leadership Forum

External links

* [http://www.clubofrome.org/members/members.php?membership=Honorary Club of Rome]
* [http://www.wfs.org/May-June%20files/Cleveland1.htm Cleveland on Leadership, an article from "THE FUTURIST" magazine]
* [http://ilfpost.org/?page_id=14 International Leadership Forum]


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