Peter Schäfer, Director of the Jewish Museum Berlin, has been elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as a foreign honorary member. Founded in 1780, the Academy is one of the oldest and most esteemed learned societies in the United States. Among the Academy’s fellows and foreign honorary members are some of the world’s most accomplished scholars and experts in their respective fields, including more than 250 Nobel laureates and 60 Pulitzer Prize winners. New members are nominated and selected by present Academy members. Through studies, publications, and programs in the humanities, arts, and education; science, engineering, and technology; and global security and international affairs, the Academy offers significant, nonpartisan policy advice to decision makers in government, academia, and the private sector.
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