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...
Several years ago, I was increasingly disturbed by the direction
taken by American foreign and domestic policy. It seemed to me that
many key actions were inspired by mistaken notions about the way
the Cold War ended and the causes and implications...
Lakhdar Brahimi, former Special Advisor to the Secretary-General
of the United Nations, has spent the last year as a Director’s
Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study, participating in the
School of Social Science’s program on “The ‘Third World...