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Winter 2020-2021

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From the Secretary: The Value of Liberal Education to Democracy

Liberal education in particular cultivates the capacity to deal with complexity and diversity and not be threatened by differences of opinion. Continue reading →

Member Spotlght

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ginsburg (ΦΒΚ, Cornell University) served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1993 to 2020. Continue reading →


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From a Winter of Discontent to a Spring of Hope

Now is a critical time for you to welcome new legislators and educate them about issues that matter to you. Continue reading →

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2020 Book Awards

​The ΦBK Book Awards are given annually to outstanding scholarly books published in the United States. See this year’s winners! Continue reading →

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Elizabeth Cullen Dunn’s Virtual Visit to Centre College

ΦBK Visiting Scholar Elizabeth Cullen Dunn is a professor of geography at Indiana University Bloomington. Continue reading →

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2020 Nobel Prize Winners

The Phi Beta Kappa Society is pleased to recognize three of its members among this year’s Nobel Prize winners. Continue reading →

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The Yamashita Family’s ΦBK Legacy

From a World War II internment camp to the current global pandemic, the Yamashitas tell their story of three generations of Phi Beta Kappa. Continue reading →

Book Reviews

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The Mirror & the Light

Hilary Mantel. Henry Holt, 2020. 757 pages. $30.00. Continue reading →

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Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir

Natasha Trethewey. Ecco, 2020. 224 pages. $27.99. Continue reading →

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The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last

Azra Raza. Basic Books, 2019. 368 pages. $28.00. Continue reading →

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