Fourteen Harvard faculty members were inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) as fellows at a Sanders Theatre ceremony this past Saturday (Oct. 8). One of the newly named fellows, Harvard Law School Dean Elena Kagan, was among the featured speakers at the ceremony, the academy’s 225th annual induction event.
Founded in 1780 and based in Cambridge, Mass., the academy is an independent research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. Current academy research focuses on science and global security, social policy, education, and the humanities and culture.
The 14 Harvard affiliates join 182 other fellows and 17 foreign honorary members to be named to the association.
The Harvard fellows are as follows:
David Bloom, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, Harvard School of Public Health; Yve-Alain Bois, Joseph Pulitzer Jr. Professor of Modern Art; John Coatsworth, Monroe Gutman Professor of Latin American Affairs, director, David Rockefeller Center; James Engell, Gurney Professor of English Literature and professor of comparative literature; Alfred Goldberg, professor of cell biology, Harvard Medical School (HMS); Elena Kagan, dean of Harvard Law School, Charles Hamilton Houston Professor of Law; Duncan Kennedy, Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence, Harvard Law School; William Kirby, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Edith and Benjamin Geisinger Professor of History; Louis Kunkel, professor of pediatrics and genetics, HMS; Jay Lorsch, Louis E. Kirstein Professor of Human Relations, Harvard Business School; Tom Rapoport, professor of cell biology, HMS; Robert Sampson, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences; C. Vafa, Donner Professor of Science; and Stephen Walt, Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs.