Professor John Carey Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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John Carey, the John Wentworth Professor in the Social Sciences, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a center for independent policy research that is one of the world’s most prestigious honorary societies.

John Carey

John Carey, the John Wentworth Professor in the Social Sciences, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on the design of constitutions and electoral systems, on legislative politics, and on Latin American politics. (photo by Joe Mehling '69)

Carey, chair of the government department, is the author or co-author of over 50 academic articles and book chapters, and of five books, most recently Legislative Voting & Accountability (Cambridge University Press 2009). His research focuses on the design of constitutions and electoral systems, on legislative politics, and on Latin American politics. He has done research and consulted extensively throughout Latin America, and in Afghanistan, Jordan, Tunisia, Yemen, South Sudan, Israel, Philippines, and Taiwan. Prior to joining the Dartmouth faculty in 2003, Carey taught at the Universidad Católica de Chile, the University of Rochester, Washington University in St. Louis, and at Harvard University. He also taught at the Fundación Juan March in Madrid, Spain, during 2006.

“Election to the Academy is both an honor for extraordinary accomplishment and a call to serve,” says 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.”

The Academy’s Class of 2012 includes 220 new members, continuing a more than 230 year history of recognizing some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, and civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders. The new class will be inducted at a ceremony on October 1, at the Academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.

Previously elected Dartmouth members include the late President James O. Freedman, President Emeritus James Wright, and President Jim Yong Kim, as well as Dartmouth faculty members Robert J. Fogelin, professor of philosophy and the Sherman Fairchild Professor in the Humanities Emeritus; Kenneth R. French, Roth Family Distinguished Professor of Finance, Tuck School of Business; Elsa Garmire, Sydney E. Junkins 1887 Professor of Engineering; and Christian Wolff, professor of classics and the Strauss Professor of Music Emeritus.