Prof. Kamal Bawa Admitted to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
The Center for Governance and Sustainability is proud to announce that UMass Boston Professor of Biology and Center Faculty Fellow Kamal Bawa has been elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Prof. Bawa is being recognized specifically for his contributions to public discourse and public policy surrounding sustainability.
His election to the Academy is another award in a line of recent commendations for the distinguished professor. Recently, the University of Pennsylvania ranked Prof. Bawa’s research institution, the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), #19 among environmental think tanks globally and implicitly #1 in Asia. Additionally, on April 17th, 2012, Prof. Bawa was awarded the first Gunnerus Sustainability Award for his scientific research and efforts to promote global sustainability.
His election to the Academy admits Prof. Bawa to a 230 year-old institution of academic excellence and international prominence. He joins the ranks of such distinguished individuals as Albert Einstein, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Benjamin Franklin. Other 2012 inductees include US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, philanthropist Melinda F. Gates, and political scientist James Druckman. The current membership of the Academy includes more than 250 Nobel laureates and more than 60 Pulitzer Prize winners.