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Who We Are

A passionate and accomplished team with a shared belief in the power of science to help shape the public good.

President and CEO

Nicholas B. Dirks is a widely respected and highly influential historian and anthropologist, and a prominent leader in higher education. In June 2020, Dirks assumed leadership of The New York Academy of Sciences as President and Chief Executive Officer.

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The Academy is led by a team of dedicated professionals from diverse backgrounds with an unwavering commitment to the Academy’s mission and values. Each day, in small and big ways, these leaders, working with their talented teams, help us shape science.

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Board of Governors

The Academy has a diverse governing body, composed of highly accomplished individuals with experience in academia, government, industry, nonprofit, and other sectors, from all over the world and various disciplines. These experts help guide us in our executive decision-making so we can most effectively advance science for the public good.

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