An Interview with John Sexton (4 of 4)
President Emeritus of New York University
New Books Network 2021
We conclude the discussion with NYU President Emeritus John Sexton by discussing key points from his book, “Standing for Reason: Universities in a Dogmatic Age,” where he describes the pivotal role of universities in creating a “Second Axial Age.” He also reflects on the leadership lessons from his successful tenure as NYU Law School Dean and President, and how he was able to teach a full course load on top of the demands of these positions. And he describes what may be the longest planned transition out of a University presidency that occurred between 2009 and 2016, as well as the wonderful life he’s built since he returned full-time to the NYU Law School faculty.
David Finegold is the president of Chatham University.