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Jan 10, 2018, 11:00 ET New Dædalus Issue on "Ending Civil Wars: Constraints & Possibilities"

It is simple to hope for an end to the world's civil wars–nearly thirty of which are underway right now–but it is not at all simple to bring these...


Nov 30, 2017, 05:00 ET Priorities for Undergraduate Education in America: Improving Quality, Affordability, and Completion Rates

One of the great success stories of education in America is access. In the nineteenth century, the United States established local, public schools...


Oct 24, 2017, 13:53 ET Increasing College Completion as an Engine for Economic Growth

College completion rates are low. Programs that help students complete college cost money. What if we invest in helping more students graduate from...


Oct 04, 2017, 11:00 ET New Daedalus Issue Released and Available Online

Civil wars continue to be a frequent and debilitating phenomenon in international politics. Of the approximately 200 countries in the world, there...


Jun 28, 2017, 11:31 ET New Dædalus Issue on "The Prospects & Limits of Deliberative Democracy"

"Democracy is under siege." So begins the Summer 2017 issue of Dædalus on "The Prospects & Limits of Deliberative Democracy." In their...


Jun 12, 2017, 10:41 ET Can Nuclear Waste Management Be Commercially Viable?

Under what conditions can nuclear waste management be both commercially viable and conducted in accordance with strict safety, security, and...


May 11, 2017, 11:02 ET Toward a New Understanding of Financial Aid: Analysis from The Commission on The Future of Undergraduate Education

The Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences released a new publication: Undergraduate...


Apr 12, 2017, 04:30 ET American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects 228 National and International Scholars, Artists, Philanthropists, and Business Leaders

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences today announced the election of 228 new members. They include some of the world's most accomplished...


Apr 12, 2017, 04:30 ET American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects 228 National and International Scholars, Artists, Philanthropists, and Business Leaders

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences today announced the election of 228 new members. They include some of the world's most accomplished...


Apr 04, 2017, 07:00 ET New Dædalus Issue on "Russia Beyond Putin"

Following the 2014 annexation of Crimea and the alleged Kremlin-backed interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the United States has...


Feb 28, 2017, 07:56 ET United States Needs To Significantly Increase Access To Language Learning To Remain Competitive

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences today released the final report and recommendations of the Commission on Language Learning, a national...


Jan 09, 2017, 04:00 ET New Dædalus Issue on "The Changing Rules of War"

In his historic May 2016 speech in Hiroshima, President Barack Obama highlighted the need to strengthen the institutions that govern, however...


Dec 22, 2016, 10:04 ET Toni Morrison Receives The 2016 Emerson-Thoreau Medal From The American Academy Of Arts And Sciences

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has named Toni Morrison as the recipient of the 2016 Emerson-Thoreau Medal for her distinguished...


Dec 15, 2016, 04:00 ET New Report Suggests That The Nation's Capacity In Languages Other Than English Has Diminished, Despite Need

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has released a report that suggests a diminishing share of United States residents speak languages other...


Dec 14, 2016, 04:00 ET Joan Wallach Scott Receives The 2016 Talcott Parsons Prize From The American Academy Of Arts And Sciences

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has named Joan Wallach Scott as the recipient of the 2016 Talcott Parsons Prize for her distinguished...


Oct 08, 2016, 18:49 ET American Academy of Arts & Sciences Inducts Members of the Class of 2016

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has inducted its newest class of members. One of the nation's oldest learned societies and independent...


Sep 23, 2016, 04:00 ET New Dædalus Issue on "Ethics, Technology & War"

Today, more than a dozen militaries employ unmanned aerial vehicles—drones—in combat operations around the world. But while drones have...


Sep 22, 2016, 04:00 ET Data-Rich Report On College Access--Plus Student Readiness & Completion--Released By Commission On The Future Of Undergraduate Education

The Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences has released A Primer on the College Student...


Sep 21, 2016, 04:00 ET David Rubenstein Donates $5 Million to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

 The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has received one of the largest donations since its founding in 1780. David M. Rubenstein, co-CEO of...


Jul 12, 2016, 05:00 ET New Dædalus Issue on Political Leadership

"The yearning for a strong individual leader who will dominate all and sundry is the pursuit of a false god," argues Archie Brown (University of...


Jun 23, 2016, 07:00 ET One Year Later: Key Business, Science, and University Leaders Cite Progress on "Innovation Imperative"--and Much Work to Be Done

 One year after issuing "Innovation: An American Imperative"—a call for Congress and the president to enact critical measures to maintain...


Mar 22, 2016, 07:00 ET New American Academy Of Arts And Sciences Publication On The Public Good Of Public Research Universities

 Public research universities are anchors of stability and growth in their regions—vital to economic development and the creative...


Mar 15, 2016, 07:00 ET New American Academy Of Arts And Sciences Initiative To Address Complex Relationship Between Scientists And The Public

 The American Academy of Arts and Sciences today announced the formation of a new initiative, the Public Face of Science. Over the next three...


Feb 04, 2016, 07:00 ET New American Academy Of Arts And Sciences Publication Examines Challenges Of And Opportunities In Funding Model For Public Research Universities

At a time when public discussion of higher education has focused on a perceived growth in non-academic expenditures, public research universities...


Jan 06, 2016, 07:30 ET New Daedalus Issue on "The Internet"

 Thirty years ago, the Internet was a network that primarily delivered email among academic and government employees. Today, it is rapidly...