WASHINGTON 4/26/21 — The National Academy of Sciences announced today the election of 120 members, including Professor Robert Jervis, the Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics. Of the electees — 59 are women, the most elected in a single year — and 30 are international members in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

“The historic number of women elected this year reflects the critical contributions that they are making in many fields of science, as well as a concerted effort by our Academy to recognize those contributions and the essential value of increasing diversity in our ranks,” said National Academy of Sciences President Marcia McNutt.  “I am pleased to welcome all of our new members, and I look forward to engaging with them in the work of the National Academies.”

Those elected today bring the total number of active members to 2,461 and the total number of international members to 511. International members are nonvoting members of the Academy, with citizenship outside the United States.

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