The National Institute of Social Sciences is pleased to announce that medical anthropologist and physician Paul Edward Farmer, the co-founder and chief strategist of Partners in Health, and celebrated arts administrator and leader Peter Gelb, general manager of the Metropolitan Opera since 2006, will receive the 2019 Gold Medals for Distinguished Service to Humanity on Thursday, December 5. [more]


Glenn Nye, president and CEO of the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, and Joshua Graham Lynn, managing director and co-founder of Represent.Us, the country’s largest grassroots anti-corruption organization, discuss ways to reform the nation’s political system at the New York City luncheon on June 20th. [more]


On Wednesday, May 15, the National Institute hosted a remarkable evening at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York. Sidney Babcock, the Jeannette and Jonathan Rosen Curator and Department Head of Ancient Near Eastern Seals and Tablets, led a select group of guests through the history and significance of the Morgan’s collection of Mesopotamian cylinder seals. [more]


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