© Jan Reinier van der Vliet
USA, 1965
historian and President of the J. Paul Getty Trust

Katherine E. Fleming

Katherine Fleming is a historian and president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust, the world’s wealthiest art institution, which is dedicated to advancing the visual arts. Fleming oversees its endowment and employees, and is responsible for strategy across its four programs. She studied theology, religion and history, focusing on the modern history of Greece and the broader Mediterranean. From 2016 until 2022, Fleming was the provost of New York University (NYU), and from 2012 until 2016, she was President of the Board of the University of Piraeus, Greece. An historian and the author of several works on Greece, she holds the Alexander S. Onassis Chair at NYU. Fleming’s book publications include The Muslim Bonaparte (1999) and Greece: A Jewish History (2008), for which she received numerous awards. She is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Knight of the French Legion of Honor, and holds the Silver Cross in the Greek Order of Beneficence.

Speaker at



Nexus Conference 2023

Nietzsche and Van Gogh discuss the Future of Western Civilization

Saturday 17 June 2023 National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam