Rick Levin

Senior Advisor & Professor, Coursera

Rick Levin is the Chief Executive Officer of Coursera, providing open online education from 140 top universities to over 20 million registered learners worldwide. In 2013, he completed a twenty-year term as President of Yale University, during which time he played an integral role in growing the University’s programs, resources and reputation internationally, and in China in particular. He is the Frederick William Beinecke Professor of Economics, Emeritus. Rick has served on President Obama’s Council of Advisors for Science and Technology and is a director of American Express and C3 Energy. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. Rick earned a B.A. in History at Stanford University, a B.Litt. in Politics at Oxford University, and a Ph.D. in Economics at Yale. He holds Honorary Doctorates from Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Oxford, and Peking Universities.