2017 Induction Weekend: Induction Ceremony

Oct 7, 2017 |
Cambridge, MA
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On October 7, 2017, the American Academy inducted its 237th class of Members at a ceremony held in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The ceremony featured historical readings by Kathryn Fuller (Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History) and John Lithgow (Actor and Author) as well as a performance by the Boston Children’s Chorus.

The ceremony also included presentations by five new Members: Ursula Burns (Xerox Corporation), James P. Allison (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center), Heather K. Gerken (Yale Law School), Jane Mayer (The New Yorker), and Gerald Chan (Morningside).

Watch video of this event.