Twenty Harvard professors are among 179 of the nation’s most influential artists, scientists, scholars, authors, and institutional leaders who were inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at an Oct. 1 ceremony in Cambridge.

Founded in 1780, the academy is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious learned societies, and an independent research center that draws from its members’ expertise to conduct studies in science and technology policy, global security, the humanities and culture, social policy, and education.

“Induction recognizes extraordinary individual achievement and marks a commitment on the part of new members to provide fundamental, nonpartisan knowledge for addressing today’s complex challenges,” said the academy’s President Leslie C. Berlowitz.

The 231st class includes winners of Nobel, Pritzker, and Pulitzer prizes; the Turing Award; MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships; Kennedy Center honors; and Grammy, Golden Globe, and Academy awards. Foreign honorary members from Argentina, India, Israel, Japan, and the United Kingdom were also inducted.

Inductee Farish Alston Jenkins Jr., professor of biology and curator of vertebrate paleontology; Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology; and professor of anatomy at Harvard, joined the 231st class.

The fellows from Harvard follow:

James Ireland Cash Jr., James E. Robison Professor of Business Administration Emeritus, Harvard Business School

Timothy J. Colton, Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies

David Paul Corey, professor of neurobiology, Harvard Medical School

George Q. Daley, professor of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology; professor of pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Philip A. Fisher, Felice Crowl Reid Professor of English

Julio Frenk, dean of the Harvard School of Public Health; T & G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development

Annette Gordon-Reed, professor of law; Carol Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute; professor of history in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Daniel Arie Haber, Kurt J. Isselbacher/Peter B. Schwartz Professor of Oncology, Harvard Medical School

Robert F. Higgins, senior lecturer of business administration, Harvard Business School

Jay Harold Jasanoff, Diebold Professor of Indo-European Linguistics and Philology

Farish Alston Jenkins Jr., professor of biology and curator of vertebrate paleontology; Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology; professor of anatomy

Alex S. Jones, director of the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy; Laurence M. Lombard Lecturer in the Press and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Frances Myra Kamm, Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy, professor of philosophy, Harvard Kennedy School

Thomas Forrest Kelly, Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music

Robert E. Kingston, professor of genetics, Harvard Medical School

David Laibson, Robert I. Goldman Professor of Economics

Louis Menand, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English

W. Jason Morgan, visiting scholar, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Michael R. Van Valkenburgh, Charles Eliot Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Daniel Martin Wegner, John Lindsley Professor of Psychology in Memory of William James

Frances Myra Kamm, Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy, professor of philosophy, Harvard Kennedy School, was inducted on Oct. 1.

 

 

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