The American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) has elected three New York University faculty as fellows: Richard Pildes, a professor in NYUs School of Law; Elliot Wolfson, a professor in NYUs Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies; and Jorge Castañeda, a Distinguished Global Professor of Politics, who was elected as a foreign honorary member of AAAS.
The three are among 190 new Fellows and 22 new foreign honorary members elected. Other new fellows include the following: Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens; blues guitarist B.B. King; and Academy-Award-winning filmmakers Ethan and Joel Coen. Joel Coen is an alumnus of NYUs Tisch School of the Arts.
AAAS will welcome this years fellows at an induction ceremony on Oct. 11 at the academys headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Pildes is the Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law and co-director of the School of Laws Center on Law and Security at NYUs School of Law. His publications include The Law of Democracy: Legal Structure of the Political Process and When Elections Go Bad: The Law of Democracy and the 2000 Presidential Election, both co-authored volumes.
Wolfson, the Abraham Lieberman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, has published extensively in the area of Jewish mysticism and philosophy in the medieval and moder
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