Glenn Nye, president and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, and Joshua Graham Lynn, co-founder of Represent.Us, will address members and guests at our annual New York City Luncheon, on Thursday, June 20. Mr. Nye, a former U.S. congressman representing Virginia, will speak on “Reforming Our Broken Political System” [MORE]

Social media platforms have transformed our relationships with culture, the media, and each other. They have the power to sway popular opinion, raise awareness, and inspire movements. Join us on Thursday, October 17 at Viacom’s White Box in New York for a forum with experts from academia, journalism, social technology, and marketing in a discussion about the implications of our relationships with social media.


On Thursday, November 29, the National Institute honored Nobel Prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman, philanthropist Geraldine Kunstadter, and Central Park Conservancy founder Elizabeth Barlow Rogers. The three received Gold Medals for distinguished service to humanity at the 104th Gold Medal Dinner at the Metropolitan Club in New York City.


The mission of the National Institute of Social Sciences is to promote the study of the social sciences, to support social science research and discussion, and to honor individuals who have rendered distinguished service to humanity.