NU-Q Dean elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
13 Apr 2017 - 0:06
Among the new members named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences was Dr Everette E Dennis (pictured), Dean and CEO of Northwestern University in Qatar. Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the United State’s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centres, convening leaders from the academic, business, and government sectors to respond to the challenges facing — and opportunities available to — the nation and the world.
Joining Dennis among the election of the 228 new members are some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, as well as civic, business, and philanthropic leaders. They include winners of the Pulitzer Prize and the Wolf Prize; MacArthur Fellows; Fields Medalists; Presidential Medal of Freedom and National Medal of Arts recipients; and Academy Award, Grammy Award, Emmy Award, and Tony Award winners.
“It is an honour to welcome this new class of exceptional women and men as part of our distinguished membership,” said Don Randel, chair of the Academy’s Board of Directors.
In addition to Dennis, the 237th class of members includes philanthropist and singer-songwriter John Legend, award-winning actress Carol Burnett, chairman of the board of Xerox Corporation Ursula Burns, mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, immunologist James P Allison, and writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Dennis has written or edited some 45 books that have been translated into 10 languages, as well more than 200 articles, essays, and monographs about global media, media industries, media law, and management. At Northwestern’s home campus, he is a professor in the Medill School of Journalism and is cross appointed in the School of Communication.