International Education

Conable Endowed Chair

The Conable Chair in International Studies honors the former Rochester-area politician and diplomat, Hon. Barber B. Conable, Jr., who served in the U.S. House of Representatives (1964-1984) and as president of the World Bank (1986-1991). The Conable Chair was made possible with a generous starting gift from the Starr Foundation.

The current occupant of the Conable Chair is Benjamin N. Lawrance.  As the Conable Chair, Professor Lawrance supports the annual programs, namely: the Conable Global Film Series,  the Conable Distinguished Lecture Series, the Conable Career Development Seminar , and the Conable Conference in International Studies.

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