Kahneman, Kunstadter, and Rogers Honored with Gold Medals

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. 

Each year since 1913, the National Institute has presented Gold Honor Medals for Distinguished Service to Humanity to a select group of individuals who have made the highest contribution to the improvement of society.


The National Institute of Social Sciences hosted “Ten Restaurants That Changed America” on Tuesday, August 7,  in New York City. Guests enjoyed a lively discussion with Paul Freedman, author of “Ten Restaurants That Changed America” (2014) and Richard Coraine, partner and chief of staff at Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group.

John Parrish Peede, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, talked about “Beauty, Optimism, and the Waves of History" at the National Institute's 27th annual discussion luncheon, held on Tuesday, June 12 at the Cornell Club of New York. Mr. Peede, who was confirmed as chairman in April 2018, remarked that "no intellectual subject is outside the scope of the humanities."