THE BUSINESS TIMES The Raffles Conversation – THE names of three leading universities – Stanford, Oxford and Yale – grace the curriculum vitae of Richard Levin. He has degrees from all three and from 1974 to 2013 he taught economics at Yale and was president of the august university for 20 years, from 1993-2013. The soft-spoken Dr Levin is a quintessential academic with pedigree and a career that very few can match. Many would have been satisfied with a fulfilling career, after stepping down as president of one of the great learning institutions of the world, and look forward to a quiet retired life. Not Dr Levin. Now in his late 60s, he is at the vanguard of a movement that is set to revolutionise the world of learning. As CEO of Coursera, his mission is to democratise education so that the best quality courses are available to anyone in the world with an Internet connection, for free.. Read more at The Business Times.