Chair: Michele A.F. Kidwell
Co-Chair:  Courtney Colette Brown
Members:  Courtney Colette Brown, Elizabeth Cho, Dianne Davis, Joan Giordano, Michele A.F. Kidwell, Alice Levitus, Kenneth Jay Linsner, Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis, Lynne Mayocole, Vincent L. Menza, Stephen F. Pekar, Mira Stulman, Alexander E. Zagoreos,
Associate Members:  Robert Benjamin Koehl, Lucille Alice Roussin, Mark Rose, Michael Skakun, Peter A. Young,
Deceased Member:  Rheda S. Brandt

Est: 2007


To understand the past in all its manifold variety is to acknowledge the richness of individual cultures as well as the unity amongst people and our shared humanity.  To understand the past is to confront life aesthetically, ethically, fully, joyously, profoundly.

Special Project: The Educational Initiative assists high school students to understand the uniqueness of diverse civilizations and their dynamic interrelationships. Click here to read more about our Special Project.

Committee Song: Old King Tut by Harry Von Tilzer, 1923

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - Abydos with Ogden Goelet and Sameh Iskander joint with ARCE/NY

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - Table Glass to 1700: What the Archaeological Record Can (and Cannot) Tell Us. The Rheda S. Brandt Memorial Lecture with Cathy K. Kaufman

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - Mycenaean Chamber Tombs with James C. Wright

Thursday, June 12, 2014The City of Imperial Power with Andrew Novo

Past Events

January 15, 2014 - Andrew Moore (lecturer and President of the Archaeological Institute of America)
"The Future of Archaeology"

From left to right: Paul C. Rissman, Sites Preservation and Governing Board Member of the Archaeological Institute of America, Barbara Moore, Dr. Andrew M.T. Moore, President of the Archaeological Institite of America, Michele A.F. Kidwell, Jennifer Klahn, Vice President for Philanthropy of the Archaeological Institite of America

February 19, 2014 - Turkish Cultural and Tourism Directors-Attaches and Alexander Sokolicek (lecturer)
"The Grandeur of Ephesus"

From left to right:
Director-Attache Fatos Ozsoy of the Culture and Tourism Office of the Consulate of Turkey, Michele A.F. Kidwell, Director-Attache Emin Kaya of the Culture and Tourism Office of the Consulate of Turkey, Dr. Alexander Sokolicek

December 9, 2013 - His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Palitha T.B. Kohona (lecturer)
"The UNESCO listed Cultural Triangle in Sri Lanka"

From left to right:
Michele A.F. Kidwell, Anahi  Viladrich Pekar, Ambassador Dr. Palitha T.B. Kohona, Mira Stulman, Carole Weaver-Linsner, Lindsay Ashby

From left to right:
Ambassador Dr. Palitha T.B. Kohona (seated)

first row center:
Ambassador IsaiahZ Chabala of Zambia
Consul Gil Lainer of the Consulate of Israel
Ambassador Durga P Bhattarai Mission of Nepal to the United Nations
Ambassador Ahmed Fathalla of the Arab League to the United Nations

second row:
Hun Aichun
Captain Zhang Bing, Mission of China to the United Nations
Ralph Kohlen, Counselor at Mission of Germany to the United Nations

third row:
Donald A. Camp, Senior Advisor for South and Central Asia, Mission of the United States to the United Nations