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Tom Ginsburg Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

May 21, 2013, ABF news

ABF Research Professor Tom Ginsburg is among the newly elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The 2013 class includes 198 influential humanists, scholars, and scientists. A list of the new 2013 members, by discipline, is available here

Professor Ginsburg’s research focuses on comparative and international law from an interdisciplinary perspective. Ginsburg is a joint-appointee with the University of Chicago Law School, where he is the Leo Spitz Professor of International Law. He currently co-directs the Comparative Constitutions Project, a National Science Foundation-funded data set cataloging the world’s constitutions since 1789, and is co-director of the Center on Law and Globalization.

Founded in 1780, the American Academy is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious learned societies, and an independent research center that draws from its members’ expertise to conduct studies in science and technology policy, global security, the humanities and culture, social policy, and education. Among the Academy’s Fellows are more than 250 Nobel Prize laureates and 60 Pulitzer Prize winners.

Of the 2013 class, Academy President Leslie C. Berlowitz said, “Election to the Academy honors individual accomplishment and calls upon members to serve the public good. We look forward to drawing on the knowledge and expertise of these distinguished men and women to advance solutions to the pressing policy challenges of the day.” 

The 2013 Fellows will be inducted at a ceremony on October 12, 2013 at the Academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Upon his induction, Ginsburg will join five other ABF Research Professors who are already members of the Academy – John ComaroffShari Seidman DiamondJohn HaganJames Heckman, and Bonnie Honig

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