Richard Stengel (SHS 1973)

Pres. of National Constitution Center & former Times Magazine Editor

It is a measure of Rick Stengel that it was almost impossible to characterize him in listing his areas of high ability noted herein.  Presently he is President and CEO of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.  His remarkable talents were evident at Princeton University, from which he graduated magna cum laude, and in his selection as a Rhodes Scholar in 1977. 

Stengel wrote for Time Magazine for over twenty years and as the managing editor of its website prior to becoming Time's national editor. In addition he worked as a television commentator for MSNBC, taught a course at Princeton entitled "Politics and the Press," and served as the chief speech writer for Bill Bradley during Bradley's run for the presidency in 1999-2000. 


 In 1990, Stengel collaborated with Nelson Mandela on Mandela's autobiography Long Walk to Freedom.  Five years later Mandela selected him to be the producer of the documentary, Mandela.  It received a nomination for an Oscar.