Election of New Members at the 2018 Spring Meeting

The following persons were offered membership in the American Philosophical Society at the conclusion of the Members' Business Meeting on Friday, April 27, 2018:


Frances H. Arnold
Director, Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen Bioengineering Center, Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, and Biochemistry, California Institute of Technology

Eric J. Horvitz
Director, Technical Fellow, Microsoft Research Labs; Affiliate Associate Professor, Departments of Computer Science and Engineering, and of Biomedical and Health Informatics, University of Washington

Vijay Kumar
Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Pennsylvania

Sara Seager
Professor of Physics, Professor of Planetary Science, Class of 1941 Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Richard Taylor
Professor, Institute for Advanced Study


Jean Dalibard
Director of Research, CNRS; Full Professor, École Polytechnique; Vice Director, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, ENS; Professor, Collège de France

Christopher Martin Dobson
Professor of Chemical and Structural Biology, Master of St. John’s College, University of Cambridge


Helen M. Blau
Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation Professor, Director, Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology, Stanford University

Diane Edmund Griffin
Professor, Medicine and Neurology, Professor, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, University Distinguished Service Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Hopi (Danielle) E. Hoekstra
Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, Departments of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology, and Molecular & Cellular Biology, Curator of Mammals, Museum of Comparative Zoology,  Harvard University; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Institute Member, The Broad Institute

Richard E. Lenski
Hannah Distinguished Professor of Microbial Ecology, Michigan State University

Michael W. Young
Richard and Jeanne Fisher Professor, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Rockefeller University


Rudolf K. Thauer
Professor Emeritus, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology

Robin A. Weiss
Professor of Viral Oncology Emeritus, University College London; Board of Directors, Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI), previously KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH), South Africa


Karen S. Cook
Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor of Sociology, Founding Director, Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, Vice-Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, Stanford University

Eric Foner
DeWitt Clinton Professor of History, Columbia University

Margaret Levi
Sara Miller McCune Director, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University

Reva Siegel
Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Shelley Taylor
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles


William A. Graham
Distinguished Service Professor, Harvard University

Philip Stuart Kitcher
John Dewey Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University

Paul W. Kroll
Professor of Chinese, University of Colorado, Boulder

Susan Neiman
Director, Einstein Forum

Thomas Scanlon
Alford Professor of Natural Religion, Moral Philosophy and Civil Polity Emeritus, Harvard University


Jakob Lothe
Professor of English, University of Oslo; Adjunct Professor, University of Bergen

Avishai Margalit
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Ronald J. Daniels
President, Professor of Political Science, Johns Hopkins University

Paul Edward Farmer
Co-founder, Chief Strategist, Partners in Health; Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Special Adviser to the Secretary General on Community-based Medicine and Lessons from Haiti, United Nations

Kenneth C. Frazier
Chair, President, Chief Executive Officer, Merck & Co., Inc.

Frederick M. Lawrence
Secretary, CEO, Phi Beta Kappa Society

Sara Miller McCune
Founder, Executive Chair, SAGE; Founder, Executive Chair, Miller-McCune Center for Research, Media, and Public Policy

Janet Napolitano
President, University of California

Kara Walker
Artist; Professor of Visual Arts, Columbia University; Tepper Chair in Visual Arts at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University


Rosalie Silberman Abella
Justice, Supreme Court of Canada

Orhan Pamuk

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