Larry Kramer

Larry Kramer is president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, a position he has held since 2012. Since joining the Hewlett Foundation, he has written and spoken about issues related to effective philanthropy, including the importance of collaboration among funders and the need to provide grantees with long-term support. He frequently lectures and writes about broad societal issues, from global climate change to the challenge of maintaining democratic government in the 21st century. Before joining the foundation, Mr. Kramer served from 2004 to 2012 as Richard E. Lang professor of law and dean of Stanford Law School. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including The People Themselves: Popular Constitutionalism and Judicial Review. Mr. Kramer is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Philosophical Society and the American Law Institute. He serves as a director on the boards of nonprofit organizations including the National Constitution Center, Independent Sector, and the ClimateWorks Foundation. Mr. Kramer earned bachelor’s degree from Brown University, and a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School.