The English-Speaking Union

Luard Morse Scholarships

Dr. Laurence C. Morse

Luard Scholar 1971 - 1972
Howard University - - London School of Economics


"It is my conviction that the purpose of a liberal education is to broaden an individual's perspective, aid him in understanding the world in which he lives in and to prepare him to function as a member of an organized democratic society. This type of preparation is obtained by being exposed either to various environments, or a liberal arts education. Having been exposed to the American education process all of my life, I face the danger, along with millions of other American students, of knowing more and more about less and less. Hopefully by broadening my intellectual outlook on life I will be able to aid in expanding the perspective of others with whom I might come in contact."


"I find it difficult to imagine my post-college career having followed the path it has taken without the influence of the seminal year I was fortunate enough to spend a The London School of Economics; a year made possible by the Luard Scholarship. It's continuing impact upon me has been, indeed profound."

Currently Dr. Laurence Morse is Co-Managing Partner of Fairview Capital Partners. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Economics from Howard University in 1973. He earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from Princeton University and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Harvard University. In 1994, he co-founded Fairview Capital Partners, a private equity investment management firm based in Farmington, CT. He is the current Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Investment Companies, a member of the National Board of Directors of The English-Speaking Union, Chair of The English-Speaking Union's Luard Scholarship Committee and a member of the Board of Directors of Webster Financial Corporation.

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