"It is sometimes called 'a scholar’s paradise' – the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton recently welcomed its latest group of 200 top-of-their field scholars from around the world. But despite all of the academics, one of the Institute’s most cherished and longstanding traditions is the 3 p.m. tea time. It is a chance for the members to mix and mingle and to bounce ideas off one another."
IAS and the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA hosted an international forum on the antiquities discovered at Venizelos station in Thessaloniki, featuring Angelos Chaniotis and former Member Sharon Gerstel.
"Can we imagine, as Samuel Moyn puts it in 'Humane,' his smart and provocative new book, 'a future of war beyond killing'? It sounds like a worthy goal. Why wouldn’t less killing be anything but better?"
“I think an unaccompanied scholar, particularly a
male, probably has the best of all possible worlds at the
—Social Science Member in the 1970s, male, age 50 at the
moment of the questionnaire in 1976
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