Lisa Anderson

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Lisa Anderson
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See also Lisa Anderson's entry in Columbia's directory.

Lisa Anderson PhD '81 was the sixth dean of SIPA, where she also was a professor. Anderson is a Columbia alumna, having earned a PhD in PoliSci in 1981 and a certificate from the Middle East Institute.

She became controversial after inviting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to campus for the Fall 2006 World Leaders Forum, possibly without informing President Bollinger beforehand. Ahmadinejad spoke in a Bollinger-approved format a year later. Conservative David Horowitz named Anderson one of the "101 most dangerous" professors in America.

Following her leave of absence from Columbia, she became Provost of the American University in Cairo (AUC) from 2008 to 2011. She currently serves as President of the American University in Cairo (AUC).

Preceded by
Dean of SIPA 
Succeeded by
John Coatsworth

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