Projects

Academy members, with other experts, undertake projects that include events, publications, and recommendations.
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Alternative Models for the Federal Funding of Science

With the United States’ preeminence in science, engineering, and technology being challenged in the new global economy, the Academy assembled a panel of experts to examine current science funding policies, mechanisms, and processes, and to recommend strategies for maximizing the impact of federal dollars.

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Thomas Robert Cech
Humanities Indicators
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Humanities Indicators

The Humanities Indicators is a database of comprehensive statistical information about the humanities in the United States, providing researchers and policy-makers in the private and public sectors with better tools to answer basic questions about areas of concern in the humanities.

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Norman M. Bradburn
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Challenges to Business in the 21st Century: The Way Forward

This project brings together educators and practitioners to explore ways to foster strong, ethical leadership skills in three arenas critical to American society: business, law, and the university.

Chairs
Jay Lorsch, Gerald Rosenfeld, and Rakesh Khurana
nuclear fuel storage
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Global Nuclear Future

The Global Nuclear Future Initiative seeks to guide domestic and international policy-makers trying to balance the pursuit of a national nuclear energy program with the potential safety, security, and economic concerns.

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Steven E. Miller, Robert Rosner, and Scott D. Sagan
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Philanthropy in Public Education

This project is building a network of philanthropists and grantees from across the nation in order to share information and best practices about project design and evaluation.

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Countering Corruption in Nation-States

What is corruption? How does it work? Why does it matter? This project examined these questions and investigated the link between corruption and political and economic transformation, as well as the effects of corruption in the larger international setting.

Chair
Robert I. Rotberg
United States and Russia flag
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U.S. Policy Toward Russia

The Academy conducted a major reexamination of U.S. foreign policy toward Russia. The goal was to develop a comprehensive, coherent, and effective policy on U.S.-Russian relations for consideration by the then new U.S. administration, Congress, and the media.

Chairs
Timothy J. Colton, Timothy Frye, and Robert Legvold
mass incarceration
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The Challenge of Mass Incarceration in America

This study examined the scope of mass incarceration, its political significance, and its social impacts, weighing the concerns about crime control, rehabilitation, and more fundamental issues of social justice.

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Bruce Western and Glenn C. Loury
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Scientists' Understanding of the Public

This project examines how to improve the scientific community’s appreciation of public concerns about science and technology. The project reverses the more common question of public understanding of science by asking what scientists know or should know about the public and its concerns.

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David D. Clark, David Altshuler, Thomas Isaacs, and Robert W. Fri
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Humanities Departmental Survey

The Academy collects new data about the humanities in higher education through a survey of college and university humanities departments, including history, modern languages and literature, art history, linguistics, and religion.

Chair
Norman M. Bradburn
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Science in the Liberal Arts Curriculum

Less than one-third of American undergraduates major in the natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering. This project examines the goals of science requirements for nonscientists, and how students fulfill those requirements, in an effort to inform curriculum policies at higher education institutions.

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Jerrold Meinwald and John G. Hildebrand
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Academic Freedom

In response to political and social tensions that threaten the open exchange of ideas on academic campuses, the Academy convened a group of Fellows to explore ways the Academy can advocate for and defend academic freedom.

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Jonathan Richard Cole, Robert C. Post, and Geoffrey R. Stone
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Protecting the Internet as a Public Commons

The constantly evolving nature of the Internet raises questions about its use and security. This project investigated how the complex social issues of identity, access, and trust will affect the future of the Internet.

Chair
David D. Clark
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The Media in Society

While the digital revolution has changed the nature of news distribution, it has not diminished the need for ambitious, accurate, and reliable journalism in American society. This project looks at the evolving role of the media in today’s world, in general, and analyzes how reporters cover science and economic issues, in particular.

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American Academy Studies in Global Security Series

The American Academy Studies in Global Security Series was edited by Carl Kaysen, MIT, John Steinbruner, University of Maryland; and Martin B. Malin, American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was a project of the Committee on International Security Studies.