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Richard Cavanagh, adjunct lecturer on public policy at the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, will be inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 10 Oct., 2009. Cavanagh will be in the 229th class of recipients who receive the award. The 212 new Fellows and 19 Foreign Honorary Members represent the fields of research, scholarship, business, the arts and public affairs.
Cavanagh is being honored under the Public Affairs, Journalism, and Communications category.
“Through three centuries of service, the Academy and its Fellows have been dedicated to intellectual leadership and constructive action in America and the world,” said Chief Executive Officer Leslie Berlowitz.
Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. A complete list of new members is available on the Academy’s website at: http://www.amacad.org/enewsletter/c.pdf.