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"Innovation and Strategic Thinking: Lessons from the Arts” - Dr. Joseph W. Polisi

Charles Francis Adams Lecture Series

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (PST)

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Joseph W. Polisi

President, The Juilliard School


“Innovation and Strategic Thinking: Lessons from the Arts”

January 30, 2013 at 12: 30 PM | Luncheon-Lecture

The Chase Center, Carmichael Hall


Joseph W. Polisi became the sixth president of The Juilliard School in September 1984. Previously Dr. Polisi was Dean of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Dean of Faculty at the Manhattan School of Music, and Executive Officer of the Yale University School of Music. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Yale, as well as a degree in political science from the University of Connecticut and one in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. An accomplished bassoonist, Dr. Polisi has performed as both soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, as well as at The Juilliard School, Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and Avery Fisher Hall. He has written many scholarly and educational articles for professional journals, is a frequent speaker on arts and education issues, has produced several sound recordings primarily focusing on contemporary American music, and has recorded a solo album of twentieth-century bassoon music for Crystal Records. His first book, The Artist as Citizen, was published by Amadeus Press in January 2005. His most recent book, American Muse: The Life and Times of William Schuman—the first complete biography of the distinguished composer and arts administrator—was published by Amadeus Press in October 2008.

Dr. Polisi’s 28 years at Juilliard have seen the establishment of new student services and alumni programs, a revised curriculum, and an emphasis on the humanities and liberal arts. He has overseen construction of the Meredith Willson Residence Hall, the creation of an exchange program with Columbia University and Barnard College, broadened community outreach, school-wide interdisciplinary programs, the creation of the Institute for Jazz Studies—a collaborative program with Jazz at Lincoln Center, the development of a mentoring program, a new partnership between the Metropolitan Opera and Juilliard, and the September 2009 inauguration of a master’s program in historical performance. In coordination with Carnegie Hall, he helped found the Carnegie Hall/Juilliard Academy launched in September 2006, a program that prepares post-graduate musicians for their roles as artistic and educational leaders. Dr. Polisi led the process of developing a comprehensive long-range plan for the school via The Campaign for Juilliard, a $150 million capital campaign dedicated to further increasing student financial aid and faculty compensation, as well as developing school-wide programs to prepare Juilliard students for the changing demands of the twenty-first century. Subsequently, the Campaign was expanded to a $300 million goal and renamed The Juilliard Second Century Fund. Dr. Polisi also oversaw the planning and construction process for a $199 million renovation of the Juilliard building, completed in September 2009. In 2010 he founded Juilliard Global, which is a program to bring Juilliard expertise to selected sites around the world.


A plated lunch is provided for you, therefore a reservation is required

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The Chase Center, Carmichael Hall
200 Packard Ave
Medford, MA 02155

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (PST)

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Charles Francis Adams Lecture Series

Charles Francis Adams or “Charlie” to those who know him well was a long-time Chairman of the Fletcher School Board of Visitors (now Board of Overseers.)

Mr. Adams, was a direct descendent of both the 2nd U.S. President, John Adams and the 6th U.S. President, John Quincy Adams. Mr. Adams was the grandson of President John Quincy Adams and was the son of Charles Francis Adams, Secretary of the Navy in the Hoover Administration.

For most of his career, Mr. Adams was the head of Raytheon, based in Lexington, Massachusetts. Mr. Adams was an avid sailor. He was actively involved with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, the U.S.S. Constitution Museum and his own alma mater, Harvard University.

Steve Robinson, his grandson, is a graduate of The Fletcher School.

The Fletcher School is proud to offer the Charles Francis Adams Lecture Series to the students, faculty, staff and community of Tufts University.





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