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Fall 2020

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From the Secretary: A Year of Uncertainties and Opportunities

The creativity and energy characteristic of the liberal arts enables us to continue our growth and our positive impact on the lives of our members and our nation. Continue reading →

Member Spotlght

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Princeton Student Makes History as First Black Valedictorian

Nicholas André G. Johnson graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton in May 2020. He begins his Ph.D. studies at MIT in the fall. Continue reading →


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The Art and Science of Encouraging Public Service at a Critical Time

When the Society began accepting applications for our Key into Public Service program last fall, we could never have imagined how health, economic, and racial justice crises would soon make clear the crucial need for arts and sciences in government. Continue reading →

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Key Connections Goes Virtual

Although the Society’s fourth annual Key Connections program looks different this fall, our commitment to offering a warm welcome to recent graduates is stronger than ever. Continue reading →

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Visiting Scholar Susan R. Wolf

Susan R. Wolf (ΦΒΚ, Yale University), the Edna J. Koury Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is one of 16 prominent scholars in the liberal arts and sciences selected to serve as a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar during the 2020-2021 academic year. Continue reading →

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Key Conversations Kicks Off Its Third Year

The podcast has had a number of special episodes that highlight ΦBK members and award winners, including renowned author and MacArthur Fellow Edwidge Danticat (ΦBK, Barnard College), the 2019 Lebowitz Prize winners Michael E. Bratman (ΦBK, Haverford College) and Margaret P. Gilbert, and the 2019 ΦBK Book Award recipients Imani Perry, Adam Frank, and Sarah Igo. Continue reading →

Phi Beta Kappa Writing Internships

Intern with a nationally recognized organization in Washington, D.C., while working remotely! The Phi Beta Kappa Society is seeking writing interns to help publicize the work of the Society and write stories about our alumni members. Applicants must be new members of Phi Beta Kappa within their first or second year to be considered for this position. Continue reading →

Book Reviews

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Einstein on Einstein: Autobiographical and Scientific Reflections

Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn. Princeton University Press, 2020. 197 pages. $35.00. Continue reading →

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What’s Your Pronoun: Beyond He & She

Dennis Barron. Liveright, 2020. 283 pages. $26.95. Continue reading →

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Chaucer: A European Life

Marion Turner. Princeton University Press, 2019. 599 pages. $39.95. Continue reading →

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