When I spent the fall 2016 semester at the Institute, working on
the impact of unofficial elite networks upon twentieth-century
internationalism, I welcomed the opportunity to explore materials
in the Institute's Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives...
On March 13, the Institute celebrated the publication of
The Usefulness of
Useless Knowledge (Princeton University Press), which
features IAS Founding Director Abraham
Flexner's classic essay of the same title, first published in
“It is indeed an endless cycle of imagination and concentration, of divergence and convergence, of playing and thinking that determines the rhythm of science and scholarship,” writes Robbert Dijkgraaf on the occasion of becoming the Institute’s ninth Director and first Leon Levy Professor. “The Institute is devoted to creating and supporting these experiences.”
On November 14, the Institute for Advanced Study announced
the appointment of Robbert Dijkgraaf as its ninth Director,
succeeding, as of July 1, 2012, Peter Goddard, who has served as
Director since January 2004.