A prominent business leader and philanthropist, Robert Rosenkranz serves as the CEO of the insurance company Delphi Financial Group, Inc., and as the director of The Rosenkranz Foundation. At Delphi, which he established in 1987, he oversees the management of approximately $14 billion in assets. In leading the foundation, Robert Rosenkranz focuses on promoting effective public policy discourse; higher education; and the arts, with an emphasis on Asian art. He is a graduate of Yale (summa cum laude) and Harvard Law School.
Seeking to encourage intellectual diversity in public discourse, The Rosenkranz Foundation has initiated Intelligence Squared U.S., a live debate series aimed at fostering reasoned discussion on pertinent policy matters. The series reaches a national audience via 220 NPR radio stations and several digital media platforms. Mr. Rosenkranz has also offered substantial support to Yale University through the activities of the foundation, funding 20 new courses, a writers’ residency, and a number of legal education initiatives supporting intellectual diversity. Additionally, The Rosenkranz Foundation has donated an important collection of modern Chinese art to Harvard Art Museums and supports Asian art catalogues, exhibitions, and publications; as well as funding the acquisition of more than 100 works of art by the Metropolitan Museum.
The founder and chairman of Intelligence Squared U.S., Robert Rosenkranz also serves on the Board of Directors of Policy Exchange, the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He serves on The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Visiting Committee for the Department of Photography and the Dean’s Council of the Yale School of Architecture. A graduate of Yale University, Mr. Rosenkranz served on its University Council for over a decade.
Mr. Rosenkranz lives in Manhattan with his wife, Alexandra Munroe, Senior Curator of Asian Art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. He has two children, Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz and Stephanie Rosenkranz, both constitutional law scholars.
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SUPPORTING THE ARTS
If you don’t have civil discourse, you not only don’t appreciate the arguments on the other side, you become blind to the facts that support those arguments.