IGBP Executive Director Sybil Seitzinger was elected recently as a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, which was founded in 1780.
The formal induction ceremony will take place on 1 October 2011 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Academy's website states that "the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy’s elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs."
American Academy of Arts and Sciences