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David W. Oxtoby


Ayanna Thompson




David W. Oxtoby

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an international learned society composed of the world’s leading scientists, scholars, artists, business people, and public leaders. With a current membership of 4,000 American Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members, 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 Visiting Scholars Program and the Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy;

Honoring excellence by electing to membership men and women in a broad range of disciplines and professions.