The John T. Dunlop Memorial Forum honors a distinguished contributor in the field of industrial relations and labor.
In 1942, Dunlop, along with Professors Sumner Slichter and James Healy, co-founded the Harvard Trade Union Program, only the second executive program at Harvard (the first being the Neiman Fellows program in journalism). The HTUP continues to provide training to senior leaders in the labor movement in the US and around the world.
Professor Dunlop taught at Harvard from 1938 until he retired in 1983. Yet he continued teaching in the Harvard Trade Union Program until his death in 2003. In addition to serving as Chairman of the Economics Department and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Professor Dunlop was United States Secretary of Labor during the Ford administration. He served in some capacity to every President from FDR in 1943 to President Clinton in 1994. Dunlop's Wikipedia biography [Click here]