The diplomat and historian George F. Kennan, past Faculty in the Institute's School of Historical Studies (1956–74), is the subject of an "informative, clear-eyed, and compelling" biography written by past Member (2009–10) and Director's Visitor (2011), Frank Costigliola.
Just before Thanksgiving last year, I sent an email to the
Institute’s Director, Robbert Dijkgraaf, whom I had never met.
Acknowledging that my missive was somewhat “out of the blue,” I
explained that I had spent most of the previous eight years...
On November 20, 1958, J. Robert Oppenheimer (right), Director
(1947–66) of the Institute for Advanced Study, and George F. Kennan
(center), then Professor in the School of Historical Studies and
former Ambassador to Russia, conferred with nine...