“The Center for The Study of Transformative Lives at NYU is a truly inspiring concept that brings into sharp focus the essence of great leaders. At a time when we face so many seemingly insurmountable challenges, cool reflection about the lives of those who have changed the world points to ways in which we can continue to move toward a more just and sustainable society.”-- Sir Peter Crane, Dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

"The message is positive, and urgently needed in a world where young people are increasingly surrounded by cynicism and despair…This Center is one of the great initiatives in teaching and learning today." -- David Hackett Fischer, renowned historian and advisor