The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced the election of 213 new members. The new members include some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, as well as civic, business and philanthropic leaders.
Among those elected into this 236th class of new members are the incoming director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics, Brandice Canes-Wrone, and CSDP faculty associate Joanne S. Gowa.
Canes-Wrone, vice dean and the Donald E. Stokes Professor of Public and International Affairs, has written extensively on issues related to American politics, political economy and elections. Her ongoing research projects include the impact of campaign donors on representation, the economic effects of policy uncertainty and the effects of judicial elections on legal outcomes. Joanne Gowa is William P. Boswell Professor of World Politics of Peace and War.
Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the country’s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers, convening leaders from the academic, business, and government sectors to respond to the challenges facing—and opportunities available to—the nation and the world. Members contribute to Academy publications and studies of science, engineering and technology policy; global security and international affairs; the humanities, arts and education; and American institutions and the public good.
Members of the 2016 class include winners of the Pulitzer Prize and the Wolf Prize; MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships; the Fields Medal; and the Grammy Award and National Book Award. The new class will be inducted at a ceremony on Oct. 8, 2016, in Cambridge, Mass.