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2018 Induction Weekend

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences inducted some of the world’s most distinguished scholars, artists, and institutional leaders on Saturday, October 5, 2018. The Induction Ceremony was part of a three-day series of events welcoming the 238th class of new Fellows and International Honorary Members into the Academy.

2018 New Members

Academy Members 1780-present

Video highlights of the Induction 2018 activities are included below. For information and videos from past years, click here.

2070th Stated Meeting
A Celebration of the Arts and Humanities
October 5, 2018
Welcome
Nancy C. Andrews
Chair of the Board of the Academy
Greeting
Robert B. Millard
MIT Corporation
Introduction
Jonathan F. Fanton
President of the Academy
Reading
Viet Thanh Nguyen
Novelist
At Work
Jacqueline Stewart
Professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago
At Work
Damian Woetzel
President, The Juilliard School, Retired Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet
At Work
Tania León
Composer and Conductor
At Work
Richard J. Powell
John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art & Art History, Duke University
Closing Remarks
John Lithgow
Cochair, Academy Commission on the Arts
Adjournment
Jonathan F. Fanton
President of the Academy
2071st Stated Meeting
Induction Ceremony
October 6, 2018
Call to Order


Nancy C. Andrews
Chair of the Board of the Academy
Welcome


Jonathan F. Fanton
President of the Academy
Greeting to International Honorary Members
James Cuno
International Secretary of the Academy
Traditions of Membership

Kenneth L. Wallach
Geraldine Richmond
From the Letters of John and Abigail Adams
Jerry I. Speyer
Katherine Farley
Performance


Boston Children's Chorus
Anthony Trecek-King, Artistic Director
Class I Speaker


Linda T. Elkins-Tanton
Introduction by
Arthur Gelb
Class II Speaker


Huda Y. Zoghbi
Introduction by
Mary-Claire King
Class III Speaker


Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar
Introduction by
Frances McCall Rosenbluth
Class IV Speaker


Robert Gooding-Williams
Introduction by
Pauline Yu
Class V Speaker


David Miliband
Introduction by
Antonia Hernández
Performance


André Watts
Pianist
Closing Remarks & Adjournment

Jonathan F. Fanton
President of the Academy
2072nd Stated Meeting
Annual David M. Rubenstein Lecture
A Conversation with Justice Sonia Sotomayor
October 7, 2018
Welcome
Jonathan F. Fanton
President of the Academy
Conversation
David M. Rubenstein
Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Closing Remarks
Nancy C. Andrews
Chair of the Board of the Academy

Highlights from Past Years

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Past Meetings, Lectures, and Other Events

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