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Calvin Sims is the President of International House, where he helps to foster a vibrant intellectual community that recognizes the evolving landscape for higher education globally. A cross-sector leader with more than 20 years of experience in journalism, philanthropy and international affairs, Sims served as Program Officer for the Ford Foundation from 2007-2013, focusing on the development of a free and responsible press worldwide. Prior to joining the Ford Foundation, Sims spent 20 years at The New York Times, where he was a director, producer and foreign correspondent and played a central role in the newspaper’s expansion into television, documentaries and the Web. A native of California, Sims is a 1985 graduate of Yale University and is currently on the Board of Directors of The GroundTruth Project.