American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Founded: 1780    Admitted to ACLS: 1919
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an international learned society composed of the world's leading scientists, scholars, artists, business people, and public leaders. With a current membership of 4,000 American Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members, the Academy has four major goals: Promoting service and study through analysis of critical social and intellectual issues and the development of practical policy alternatives; Fostering public engagement and the exchange of ideas with meetings, conferences, and symposia bringing diverse perspectives to the examination of issues of common concern; Mentoring a new generation of scholars and thinkers through the Visiting Scholars Program and the Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy; Honoring excellence by electing to membership men and women in a broad range of disciplines and professions.

CEO Representative and Society Contact

David W. Oxtoby
American Academy of Arts and Sciences


Elaine Sisman
Columbia University
term ends 12/31/2023


Individual: 4,000