American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The Academy has four major goals:
  • Promoting service and study through analysis of critical social and intellectual issues and the development of practical policy alternatives;
  • Fostering public engagement and the exchange of ideas with meetings, conferences, and symposia bringing diverse perspectives to the examination of issues of common concern
  • Mentoring a new generation of scholars and thinkers through the newly established Visiting Scholars Program;
  • Honoring excellence by electing to membership men and women in a broad range of disciplines and professions
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