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January 14, 2020

Designed by Wallace K. Harrison in 1964 at the invitation of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the library is central to humanities studies at IAS and today holds over 125,000 volumes, plus rare books collections, journals, and archives.

Register to attend the 2020 IAS Einstein Gala honoring Sir James Wolfensohn, IAS’s longest-serving Board Chair (1986–2007). At the Gala, Jim Wolfensohn will be presented with the IAS Bamberger Medal, the Institute’s highest honor. 

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Aaron Michael Butts
January 15, 2020

The fellowship will support a book project he is currently developing at IAS which investigates the so-called conversions of Ethiopia to Christianity.

Arnold Levine converses with several students in a circle

By Arnold J. Levine

By the 1970s, genes were cloned and isolated and the sequences of the nucleotides revealed the proteins that they made, which could then be expressed and produced in bacteria. […] A common question was “What does one learn from all this reductionism without the organism?”

January 27, 2020 | 4:306:00pm

With a written history that stretches over more than 7,000 years, Iran constitutes one of the most variegated and richest cultures of the region, if not the world. In this panel discussion, scholars and lawyers will discuss its history and cultural heritage beyond political considerations.

A concise overview of the Institute for Advanced Study

    By Negin Nabavi

    In March 1882, Iran’s newspaper readers encountered an unprecedented editorial appeal: “You, the learned of the country, who consider yourselves devoted to the progress of the country and the nation: why have you chosen to take on a seal of silence” Why did a state-sponsored newspaper like Ettela` suddenly see it as necessary to engage a readership, and why was this important?

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    Capitalism: A Journal of History and Economics
    January 03, 2020

    Capitalism: A Journal of History and Economics is a new academic journal cofounded and edited by Francesca TrivellatoJulia Ott, Carolyn Biltoft, and Marc Flandreau. The inaugural issue features an article by Ott on Tax Preference As White Privilege.