The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced its 2011 class of fellows on Tuesday, April 19. Included in the prestigious group of new fellows is PCG’s very own Franklin I. (Chris) Gamwell.
Chris was present at the creation of Protestants for the Common Good fifteen years ago, is a member of our board, and chaired the Policy Committee for over 10 years. He currently serves on the Executive Committee, and just last year published a compilation of his writings for the organization. Read a recent interview conducted by PCG Theologian-in-Residence Larry Greenfield.
The Chicago scholar joins one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for independent policy research. Members contribute to Academy studies of science and technology policy, global security, social policy and American institutions, the humanities, and education.
“It is a privilege to honor these men and women for their extraordinary individual accomplishments,” said Leslie Berlowitz, Academy President and William T. Golden Chair. “The knowledge and expertise of our members give the Academy a unique capacity—and responsibility—to provide practical policy solutions to the pressing challenges of the day. We look forward to engaging our new members in this work.”