Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences honors excellence and convenes leaders from every field of human endeavor to examine new ideas, address issues of importance to the nation and the world, and work together “to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest, honor, dignity, and happiness of a free, independent, and virtuous people.”
As members, staff, and the broader Academy community, we commit to advancing the following values in all aspects of our work.
Embracing Diversity and Inclusivity
- We build and nurture a community of individuals with diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and perspectives, where everyone has an equal opportunity to be heard and to contribute.
- We actively engage with one another with dignity, compassion, and empathy, valuing diversity in all its forms.