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Niko Pfund

Niko Pfund is the Global Academic Publisher of Oxford University Press and President of Oxford University Press, USA. A graduate of Amherst College, he began his career at Oxford in 1987 as an editorial assistant in law and social science before moving to New York University Press in 1990. At NYU Press, he was an editor and then editor in chief before becoming director in 1996. He returned to Oxford in 2000 in the role of Academic Publisher and is responsible for oversight of the Press’s scholarly and research publishing across the humanities, social sciences, science, law and medicine, spanning the Press’s offices in Oxford, New York and Delhi. A frequent speaker on publishing, scholarship and media, he has given talks at the Library of Congress, the World Bank, George Washington University, UNC, Fordham, Oberlin, USC, Yale, UT-Austin, NYU, MIT, Princeton, Williams, Columbia, Amherst and many other institutions, as well as at a variety of scholarly conferences and publishing institutes. He serves on a number of boards and advisory groups, including those of the Digital Public Library of America, the Executive Council of the Professional and Scholarly Publishing division of the American Publishers, The Common (a literary magazine) and the Eurasia Group Foundation . In 2012 he was named a Notable Person of the Year by Publishers Weekly.

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