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Dr. Rafael Bras

Dr. Rafael L. Bras is the provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology. 

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Dr. Bras regularly blogs about his perspective on topics such as leadership, admissions, inclusivity, and the future of higher education.

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Recent Posts from Dr. Bras

  • To Aid a Stranger

    Why do some events touch the soul of many and elicit the very best of human nature while others do not? When the crisis is one of everyday human suffering, and not a well-publicized natural disaster, how do we keep that spirit alive?

  • A Reflection on Father’s Day – the Generational Gifts of Education

    Everything I am and everything I have is due to education. If I learned anything from my parents, it is their single-minded belief that education is the path to liberation for humans. It is the key to wellbeing, freedom, and self-confidence.

  • The Death of a Friend

    One of my best friends just passed away three years after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. This was not my first experience with this disease, but what was new to me was the speed of the progression. In a manner of just a few months, he went from some forgetfulness, to not being able to remember his son during his wedding reception. But he still remembered me.  

  • Lessons from Hamilton: the Man, the Musical, and the Founding Fathers

    Some weeks ago, I had the opportunity to enjoy “Hamilton: An American Musical” in New York City. I read the musical’s inspiration, Ron Chernow’s biography “Alexander Hamilton,” and was fascinated by “forgotten" Founding Father. 

  • A Single Act of Courage

    Courageous individuals can make a difference and change the world. Arguably, Dec. 1, 1955, marks the day that the civil rights movement in the United States began.