Academy members are world leaders in the arts and sciences, business, philanthropy, and public affairs. They are based across the United States and around the world. These elected members join with other experts to explore challenges facing society, identify solutions, and promote nonpartisan recommendations that advance the public good.

Member News

Sherrilyn Ifill (Ford Foundation; formerly, NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund) received the American Constitution Society’s 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jacqueline Jones (University of Texas at Austin) has been awarded the 2024 Pulitzer Prize for history for her book “No Right to an Honest Living: The Struggles of Boston’s Black Workers in the Civil War Era.” 

Alan Blinder (Princeton University) received the 2023 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize from the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

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