24 Facts About Gerhard Casper


Gerhard Casper was born on December 25,1937 and is a political scientist who is a former president of Stanford University from 1992 to 2000, a former Dean of the University of Chicago Law School from 1979 to 1987, and a former provost of the University of Chicago from 1989 to 1992.


Gerhard Casper is a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford, and served as the institute's director between September 2012 and June 2013.


Gerhard Casper is the Peter and Helen Bing Professor in Undergraduate Education, emeritus, and is a professor with emeritus status at Stanford Law School.


Gerhard Casper earned his first law degree from the University of Hamburg in 1961.


Gerhard Casper then attended the University of Freiburg, where he obtained his doctorate in 1964.


In 1989, Gerhard Casper was appointed provost of the University of Chicago and served in that capacity until 1992.


Gerhard Casper served as president of Stanford University from 1992 to 2000.


Gerhard Casper has written and taught primarily in the fields of constitutional law, constitutional history, comparative law, and legal theory.


In 1992, Gerhard Casper became the ninth president of Stanford University.


Gerhard Casper kept tuition increases to a minimum while increasing financial aid.


Gerhard Casper initiated the Stanford Graduate Fellowships and helped raise a substantial endowment for their support.


In 1993, Gerhard Casper chose Condoleezza Rice as provost of the university.


Gerhard Casper was succeeded in 1999 by John L Hennessy.


About the Stanford presidency, Gerhard Casper wrote Cares of the University, in which he addressed many issues facing the contemporary university.


In July 2015, Gerhard Casper was appointed one-year interim president of the American Academy in Berlin, an institute for culture and research founded in 1994 by Ambassador Richard Holbrooke.


Since August 2019, Gerhard Casper serves as the American Academy's trustee-in-residence.


Gerhard Casper returned to the Academy's board in 2015, after having previously served as trustee from 2000 to 2009.


Gerhard Casper has been elected to membership in the American Law Institute, the International Academy of Comparative Law, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Orden Pour le merite fur Wissenschaften und Kunste, and the American Philosophical Society.


On May 26,2000 Gerhard Casper received an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Social Sciences at Uppsala University, Sweden That spring, he received an honorary doctorate from Yale.


In 1997, Gerhard Casper received the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement.


Gerhard Casper is the 2014 recipient of the American Law Institute's Distinguished Service Award.


Gerhard Casper served on ALI's Council from 1980 to 2010, and continues to participate as an emeritus member.


Gerhard Casper is a trustee of the Central European University in Budapest and a member of international advisory councils at the Israel Democracy Institute, the European University at St Petersburg, and Koc University, Istanbul.


Gerhard Casper has the honor of having been the subject of the first Google search by someone not a part of the Google team.