Public Lecture: A Refuge for Scholars: Contemporary Challenges in Historical Perspective

The History Working Group is a member-led initiative that mobilized in early 2017 in response to President Trump’s executive orders banning travel and immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries. The group produced a series of articles and an exhibition documenting how the Institute for Advanced Study responded to similar challenges in the past, finding its ethos as a place of refuge and active engagement with the world.

This event will highlight the group’s work and discuss the importance of the Institute’s role in the world today.

Joan Scott
Professor Emerita, School of Social Science

Thomas Dodman
Member (2017–18), School of Historical Studies

Ian Jauslin
Member, School of Mathematics

Ayşe Parla
Visitor, School of Social Science

Robbert Dijkgraaf
Director and Leon Levy Professor

This event is sponsored by the Association of Members of the Institute for Advanced Study.

A livestream of the event will be available on this page, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Date & Time

November 03, 2017 | 5:30pm – 6:30pm


Wolfensohn Hall