Edward Glaeser Elected Member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 19, 2010

Edward Glaeser, Fred and Eleanor Glimp professor of economics; director, Taubman Center for State and Local Government; director, Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston at Harvard Kennedy School, is among the two hundred and twenty-nine leaders in the sciences, the humanities and the arts, business, public affairs and the nonprofit sector who have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Established in 1780 by John Adams and other founders of the nation, the Academy undertakes studies of complex and emerging problems. Its membership of scholars and practitioners from many disciplines and professions gives it a unique capacity to conduct a wide range of interdisciplinary, long-term policy research. Current projects focus on science and technology; global security; social policy and American institutions; the humanities and culture; and education.

“We are pleased to welcome these distinguished individuals into the Academy,” said Leslie Berlowitz, chief executive officer and William T. Golden Chair. “We look forward to drawing on their knowledge and expertise to provide practical policy solutions to the pressing issues of the day.”

The new class will be inducted at a ceremony on October 9, at the Academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A complete list of the 2010 class of new members is located at: http://www.amacad.org/news/a2z10.pdf.

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