Caballero and Posen elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Ricardo Caballero, Ford International Professor of Economics, and Head, Department of Economics; and Barry Posen, Director of the MIT Security Studies Program and Ford International Professor of Political Science, are among six members of the MIT community recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Other new members of the academy from MIT are: Nancy Anne Lynch, the NEC Professor of Software Science and Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Madhu Sudan, the Fujitsu Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Edward H. Adelson, the John and Dorothy Wilson Professor of Vision Science, and Sir John Adam Thomson, research affiliate, Science, Technology, and Global Security Working Group.
Established in 1780 by founders of the nation, the academy undertakes studies of complex and emerging problems. Current projects focus on science, technology and global security; social policy and American institutions; the humanities and culture; and education. The academy's membership of scholars and practitioners from many disciplines and professions gives it a unique capacity to conduct a wide range of interdisciplinary, long-term policy research.