The Henry R. Luce Professorship in Human Rights and Journalism
The Henry R. Luce Professorship Program was established in 1968 to encourage academic experimentation and creativity. It was inspired by one of Luce's favorite concepts, which he called "the unity of truth," and is designed to support the integration of knowledge through innovative, interdisciplinary teaching and learning.
The chairs focus on the humanities and social sciences, and often draw upon insights from scientific discoveries. Luce Professors have included distinguished academics as well as public intellectuals and practitioners from outside the academy.
Thanks to the generosity and flexibility of the Henry Luce Foundation, in 2003 Bard created a shared appointment for professors Mark Danner and Ian Buruma. Danner and Buruma now share the Henry R Luce Professorship in Human Rights and Journalism.
The Henry R. Luce Professorship in Human Rights, Democracy, and New Media
A proposal to the Henry R. Luce Foundation from Bard College, February 2001
Bard College proposes to create a Professorship in Human Rights, Democracy, and New Media. The chair would explore the implications, at once political, social, and philosophical, of new media technologies for our ideas and practices of democracy and human rights.