Klaus Larres , Friends of the Institute for Advanced Study Member in the School of Historical Studies and Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor of History and International Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will give a public lecture, “Donald Trump, Angela Merkel, and China: The Dawning of a New Global Order?,” on Wednesday, March 8. This lecture, which is sponsored by the Friends of the Institute for Advanced Study , will take place at 6:00 p.m. in Wolfensohn Hall on the Institute campus.
Sharon Gerstel , former Member (2010-11) in the School of Historical Studies, has been awarded the 2016 inagugral book prize of the International Center.
The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge features founding Director Abraham Flexner’s classic essay of the same title, first published in Harper’s magazine in 1939, and a new companion essay by Robbert Dijkgraaf , Director and Leon Levy Professor at the Institute.
The New Yorker 's Elizabeth Kolbert reviews The Enigma of Reason by cognitive scientists Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber , former Member (1981–82) in the School of Social Science: If reason is designed to generate sound judgments, then it’s hard to...