Institute Letter Spring 2021 | The Institute Letter publishes firsthand accounts of research and questions posed by IAS scientists and scholars, reports on breakthroughs and fields of study, and shares news of the Institute community. The Unity of Dualities: Or: an apologia for the two-faced, by Natalie M. Paquette (The two-faced Janus: one face looks toward the past, the other face toward the future.). Reworking the Origins of the Second World War: Bringing together the history of international relations, by Jonathan Haslam (Jonathan Haslam). Avi Wigderson Awarded 2021 Abel Prize: Recognition for foundational contributions to the entire field of the theory of computation (Avi Wigderson). Alondra Nelson Appointed to White House Science Team: No mistaking the power and meaning of the moment we are living through today (Alondra Nelson delivered remarks on January 16, 2021, following her introduction by then-President-elect Joe Biden on the occasion of her appointment in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.). The Three Moral Hazards of Health Insurance: The troubling history and misuse of the term, by Donald W. Light. The Institute at Crossroads: Gender, work, and family in a scholar’s paradise, from the History Working Group (Crossroads Nursery School). News of the Institute Community. Carl P. Feinberg Cross-Disciplinary Program in Innovation (Carl P. Feinberg). In Memoriam (Left to right: Sir James D. Wolfensohn, Martin Chooljian, Vartan Gregorian).
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