AMIAS regional events or activities are an opportunity for former Institute for Advanced Study Members and Visitors to connect with IAS colleagues in your university or your city. Ideas for events are many, from sponsoring a lecture or panel discussion to hosting a book group. We invite you to contact us if you have an idea to connect Institute scholars in your area.
UNC Chapel Hill Reception and Talk and Discussion
IAS former Members and Visitors and guests are invited to join School of Historical Studies 2016-17 Member Klaus Larres as he hosts Dr. Robbert Dijkgraaf for a lecture and discussion on the new book Usefulness of Useless Knowledge. The book features Institute for Advanced Study founding Director Abraham Flexner’s classic essay of the same title, first published in Harper’s magazine in 1939, and includes a new companion essay by Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor at the Institute.
Date: September 14, 2017 Place: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Pleasants Family Assembly Room in the Louis Rand Wilson Library Time: 5:30 p.m. (A reception for former IAS scholars will be held prior to the talk, starting at 4:30 p.m.) Sponsored by: IAS School of Historical Studies 2016-17 Member Dr. Klaus Larres, Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor of History and International Affairs, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This is the first lecture in this year's Krasno Event Series. Speaker: Dr. Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ 08540