Harvard Business School recently announced its new Dean, Nitin Nohria - a veteran of HBS for more than twenty years and most recently the Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration and co-chair of the Leadership Initiative - who will replace departing Dean, Jay Light. In a recent letter to HBS alumni, Dean Nohria expresses his perspective on the role of HBS in the business community and the world, stating, It is through your lives that we deliver on our mission of educating leaders who make a difference in the world. Today, the need for leadership has never been greater. I believe in my heart that business has a crucial role to play in addressing society's most difficult challenges. Dean Nohria continued with his vision for HBS's leadership... I believe our next century will be characterized as one of innovation and inspiration. We can, and must, be a beacon for management education in the world. Dean Nohria also recently taped a video greeting, in which he expresses a desire for HBS to increase its focus on international business and continue conducting cutting-edge research and developing leaders who create prosperity and make a positive impact on society.
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