Eikenberry named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
By From staff reports
Published in News on October 12, 2012 1:46 PM
Former ambassador and retired Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry was honored recently by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which announced his election as a new member.
Eikenberry currently is the Frank E. and Arthur W. Payne Distinguished Lecturer at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University
This year's 220-member academy class also includes winners of the National Medal of Science, the Lasker Award, the Pulitzer and the Shaw prizes, the Fields Medal; Mac-Arthur and Guggenheim fellowships; the Kennedy Center Honors; Grammy, Emmy, Academy, and Tony awards; the Avery Fisher Prize, and election to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Among the other inductees this year are Clint Eastwood and Paul McCartney.
One of the nation's most prestigious honorary societies, the Academy is also a leading center for independent policy research. Members contribute to Academy publications and studies of science and technology policy, energy and global security, social policy and American institutions, the humanities and culture, and education.
"Election to the Academy is both an honor for extraordinary accomplishment and a call to serve," said Academy President Leslie C. Berlowitz. "We look forward to drawing on the knowledge and expertise of these distinguished men and women to advance solutions to the pressing policy challenges of the day."