About the Friends

Friends since 2008

“Time and resources to pursue unconstrained research is of great value to future generations and in short supply around the globe. The Institute for Advanced Study provides leading scholars with the perfect environment to nurture fundamentally new research and many lifelong collaborations amongst global leaders in the sciences and humanities. As Friends and contributors, it is a privilege to support the Institute and the achievement of its farsighted mission.” Cynthia Hillas and Robert Hillas, Chair of the Friends

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Jan 27

Iran at the Crossroads of Civilizations: Scholars and Lawyers Speaking about Iranian History and Cultural Heritage. A Panel Discussion

Dilworth Room
Like other parts of the Middle East, Iran is considered one of the cradles of civilization. With a written history that stretches over more than 7,000 years, it constitutes one of the most variegated and richest cultures of the region, if not the world. The significance of Iran'...
Jan 28

1/28: Special Institute Film Screening: Denial

Wolfensohn Hall
Tuesday, January 28 4:00 p.m. Wolfensohn Hall In her 1993 book Denying the Holocaust , American academic Deborah E. Lipstadt called British amateur historian David Irving “one of the most dangerous spokesmen for Holocaust denial.” In response, Irving sued Lipstadt for libel,...
Jan 29

Friends Talk

Dilworth Room