Dense green forest with winding path
Tile view of Open Rivers: view of boat in river at dusk

Jen K. AlVarez Hughes Appointed Managing Director of Institute for Advanced Study


We are delighted to announce that Jen K. AlVarez Hughes has been appointed the next managing director of the Institute for Advanced Study. Dr. AlVarez Hughes will succeed Susannah Smith, who will serve as acting director of the IAS while Bianet Castellanos, IAS director, is on sabbatical for the 2024-25 academic year.

Spring 2024 Letter from the Director, In Solidarity


Bianet Castellanos, director of the Institute for Advanced Study, closes the Spring 2024 semester and looks ahead to the 2024-25 academic year. Highlights include the (In)Justice Series on Just Policing, and longtime Managing Director Susannah Smith stepping in as acting director while Castellanos takes a one-year sabbatical to pursue her research on settler colonialism and Mexican migration.

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