March 27, 2017 | 7:00 – 8:00pm
At 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 27, IAS Director Robbert Dijkgraaf will discuss “The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge,” followed by a book signing.

IAS News

March 07, 2017
As an institution, we oppose the revised travel ban on the principles of justice and non-discrimination and stand in unison for the advancement of knowledge without borders and prejudice.  


March 28, 2017 | 2:00 – 5:00pm
Join Professor Nicola Di Cosmo for a public round table discussion with archaeologist Jan Bemmann and climatologist Ulf Büntgen.
March 24, 2017
“Flexner’s essay needs to be reread,” writes Gillian Tett of the Financial Times, “not just by government officials and business leaders, but by scientists and voters as well.“

In the Media

March 22, 2017
Lee Ann Fujii, Member in the School of Social Science, writes on the violent race-making moments of America’s past.

The People of Justice and Monotheism: Muʿtazilism in Islam and Judaism

By Sabine Schmidtke

Why did Jewish thinkers in the tenth century start to adopt rationalist doctrines?