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14 elected to American Academy

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AAAS is one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies

Some of the world’s most accomplished leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities, and the arts have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Those elected from Harvard this year:

Emery Neal Brown, Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia

Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns, Sultan of Oman Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics; director, Future of Diplomacy Project, Harvard Kennedy School

Lizabeth Cohen, dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies

Daniel Kahne, professor of chemistry and chemical biology; professor of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology

Mitzi Irene Kuroda, professor of genetics and medicine

Abraham Loeb, professor of astronomy; director, Institute for Theory and Computation

Jonathan B. Losos, Monique and Philip Lehner Professor for the Study of Latin America; professor of organismic and evolutionary biology; curator, herpetoglogy, Museum of Comparative Zoology

Diane J. Mathis, professor of microbiology and immunology

Kathleen McCartney, dean, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Gerald S. Lesser Professor in Early Childhood Development

Michael McCormick, Francis Goelet Professor of Medieval History

James A. Robinson, David Florence Professor of Government

David T. Scadden, chief, Centers for Hematological Malignancies, Harvard Medical School

Adrian Vermeule, John H. Watson Jr. Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

David Brian Wilkins, Lester Kissel Professor of Law; director, Program on the Legal Profession

One of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, the American Academy is also a leading center for independent policy research. Members contribute to academy publications and studies of science and technology policy, energy and global security, social policy and American institutions, the humanities and culture, and education.

“Election to the academy is both an honor for extraordinary accomplishment and a call to serve,” said Academy President Leslie C. Berlowitz. “We look forward to drawing on the knowledge and expertise of these distinguished men and women to advance solutions to the pressing policy challenges of the day.”

View an alphabetical list of the 220 new members.