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Jim Leach

“At the National Endowment for the Humanities, I have tried to put an emphasis on bridging cultures through programs that cause us to have greater understanding of ourselves and others and how we relate to each other.”

After serving in Congress from 1976 to 2006, Jim Leach taught at Princeton and Harvard and now serves as chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Heading an institution that advances perspectives in history, literature, and philosophy, he has launched a variety of programs designed to bridge cultural differences.