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.


Nationally recognized art historian and curator Elliot Bostwick Davis, who was recently named curator of the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, will headline the annual luncheon of the National Institute’s Florida Chapter on Tuesday, April 23rd.

The National Institute is honored to present a special evening at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City on Wednesday, May 15. Sidney Babcock, the Jeannette and Jonathan Rosen Curator and Department Head of Ancient Near Eastern Seals and Tablets, will talk about “The Presence of the Past,” guiding guests through the library’s unparalleled collection of ancient Mesopotamian seals.


Glenn Nye, president and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, will address members and guests at 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” 

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.