A leader in global higher education for over two decades, Dr. Karen Jackson-Weaver  is currently the Senior Associate Vice President of Global Faculty Engagement and Innovation Advancement at New York University (NYU). Prior to this role, she was a Visiting Scholar/Dean-in-Residence at the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University. She is a former Academic Dean at Princeton University’s Graduate School and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and she is an alumna of the Virginia Governor’s School for the Arts, Princeton University (undergraduate), Harvard University (Master’s degree) and Columbia University (PhD).  Dr. Jackson-Weaver is a lifelong creative & patron of the arts, and eagerly looks forward to supporting the initiatives of CTH.