AMIAS FAQs

What is AMIAS?

AMIAS, the Association of Members of the Institute for Advanced Study, was formed in 1973 by IAS scholars. Its mission is to “encourage and support the scholarly work and related interests of the Institute for Advanced Study; to maintain and strengthen engagement between the Institute and its current and former Members; and to promote interaction between the Institute and the academic community at large.” AMIAS is governed by a Board of Trustees, former IAS scholars from all four Schools. Currently Kristen Ghodsee, School of Social Science Member in 2006-07, is the President of AMIAS. 

The AMIAS Board meets twice per calendar year, usually once in the spring and once in the fall. The next meeting of the Board of Trustees is Friday, November 2, 2018.

Each year, the AMIAS Board of Trustees Nominating Committee prepares a nomination slate to be sent to the AMIAS Membership. If you are interested in serving on the AMIAS Board of Trustees, you may submit your name or have someone nominate you by emailing amias@ias.edu. The nomination deadline is closed for the November 2, 2018 election. However, each year Trustees are elected. The next submiission deadline is September 1, 2019.

Who is a member of AMIAS?

All former and current IAS scholars are considered members of AMIAS.

Does AMIAS charge member dues?

AMIAS does not charge member dues, however, tax-deductible donations from current and former Institute scholars represent a significant source of support for Members in all four Schools.  To find out more about supporting the Institute, click HERE.

What are the benefits of AMIAS Membership?

AMIAS Members enjoy multiple benefits, including permanent IAS email addresses (request yours through UpdateMe), the ability to attend numerous Institute events, and access to library resources during normal business hours. Members are also called upon to nominate and vote for their representatives on the AMIAS Board of Trustees.

May I request an IAS/AMIAS email address?

IAS scholars may request an AMIAS/IAS email address through the UpdateMe system. The email format will be firstname.lastname@amias.ias.edu. If you have difficulty logging in, there is a reset your passwork link. If you still have difficulty, you may contact your School’s help desk. School of Historical Studies or Social Science helpdesk@ias.edu; School of Mathematics help@math.ias.edu; School of Natural Sciences help@sns.ias.edu.

I would like to view IAS lectures.

IAS lectures may be found here.

I would like to visit IAS.

Former IAS scholars are welcome to visit the Institute. You may have lunch in Simons Hall. Currently we accept cash. You are welcome to visit the IAS libraries as well. Unfortunately IAS is not able to offer housing to former scholars who visit the campus.

If you are visiting and would like to connect with AMIAS, please email Linda Cooper llg@ias.edu.

AMIAS Board of Trustees

President: Kristen Ghodsee, University of Pennsylvania
Vice President: Andrew MacFadyen, New York University
Secretary: Joan Breton Connelly, New York University
Treasurer: Alison I. Beach, The Ohio State University
Maria Chudnovsky, Princeton University
William E. Connolly, Johns Hopkins University
Paul M. N. Feehan, Rutgers University
Erica Field, Duke University
Paul A. Hanle, Climate Central
Matthew Kleban, New York University
Robert Kusner, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
David Nirenberg, The University of Chicago
Leslye Obiora, The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
Raul Rabadan, Columbia University
Enrico J. Ramirez-Ruiz, University of California, Santa Cruz
Claudia Swan, Northwestern University
Lisa Traynor, Bywn Mawr College
Nancy J. Troy, Stanford University

Trustees Emeriti
Herb Bernstein, Hampshire College
Robert S. Doran, Texas Christian University
Murray Gerstenhaber, University of Pennsylvania
Steven Mansbach, University of Maryland
Melvyn Nathanson, City University of New York
Jennifer T. Roberts, The City College of New York
James Stasheff, University of North Carolina
Earl Taft, Rutgers University

How do I make a suggestion or provide feedback?

To access the suggestion form, please click HERE. We appreciate hearing from you.

How do I contact AMIAS?

You may send an email to AMIAS.

Dining at IAS

Former Members and Visitors are invited to lunch in the Dining Hall (cash only). Contributing yearly to IAS at the Oppenheimer Circle level of $1,500 or more carries a benefit of receiving an Institute ID card. The card allows you to make dinner reservations and to charge lunch purchased in the IAS dining hall. You will receive a monthly invoice for the food and drink charged to your ID card.

Give to the Institute

There are many ways of including the Institute in your philanthropic plans: with gifts of annual support, major gifts of endowment and program support, or with gifts made in conjunction with your estate planning process. However much you are able to give, your support will make a difference for the future of the Institute. Please visit the Development website or contact our Development Staff for more information. Your support is deeply appreciated.

Institute Libraries

Institute scholars are welcome to visit the Institute’s libraries during weekday hours, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. There are no borrowing privileges for former IAS scholars.

Reapply to IAS

For information about reapplying to the Institute, please refer to one of the Institute’s School application pages or contact the School’s Administrative Officer: School of Historical StudiesSchool of MathematicsSchool of Natural SciencesSchool of Social Science.

Virtual Connections to IAS

Stay informed about Institute news, activities, and events through social media: FacebookInstagramTwitterYouTube.


Video lectures are available to view online. You may search by lecturer or lecture title.