David Nirenberg Is Leading the Institute for Advanced Study
"David Nirenberg sees connections everywhere. As a professor of medieval history, he charted the relatedness of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic thought in different eras. As a dean at the University of Chicago Divinity School, he championed a program to promote collaborative ideas across the university.
As the new director of the Institute for Advanced Study, he said he plans to harness its deep resources to get people who might not be natural collaborators thinking and working together. His background in the humanities stands out from past directors, who overwhelmingly have been scientists and mathematicians."
Read more at Princeton Alumni Weekly.