Colin Greer

President, New World Foundation Author & Professor


Colin Greer is an author, professor and has been the president of New World Foundation since 1985. He was Professor at Brooklyn College, CUNY and chaired the President’s White House Internship Financial Aid Committee (1992- 94) and the Funders’ Committee for Citizen Participation for 12 years. He was a founding editor of Change Magazine and Social Policy Magazine, and has been a contributing editor to Parade Magazine for 17 years. A couple of his well-known books include The Great School Legend and Choosing Equality: The Case for Democratic Schooling. Throughout his career he has interviewed the likes of Mikhail Gorbachev, Billy Graham, and Bishop Desmond Tutu. He has also written works of fiction and poetry. His most recent book of poetry, Gnashing My Teeth, was published in January 2020.