Stephen Macedo and Leonard Wantchekon inducted to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Of the eight Princeton University professors inducted into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences 233rd Class of Members in a ceremony October 12, two were members of the Department of Politics. Professors Stephen Macedo and Leonard Wantchekon were inducted into membership, bringing the number of Politics faculty who have been so distinguished to 24. From the Academy's site:
"The Induction Ceremony recognizes the achievement and vitality of today’s most accomplished individuals who together with the Academy will work to advance the greater good,” said Academy Secretary Jerrold Meinwald. “These distinguished men and women are making significant strides in their quest to find solutions to the most pressing scientific, humanistic, and policy challenges of the day.”
Founded in 1780, the American Academy is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious learned societies, and an independent research center that draws from its members’ expertise to conduct studies in science and technology policy, global security, the humanities and culture, social policy, and education.
Members of the 2013 class include winners of the Nobel Prize; National Medal of Science; the Lasker Award; the Pulitzer and the Shaw Prizes; the Fields Medal; MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships; the Kennedy Center Honors; and Grammy, Emmy, Academy, and Tony Awards."