First, we need to think about how an institute for advanced study fits into the current rapidly evolving American public university. Second, we need to engage far more actively with the private sector so that the resources for our research mission remain stable, even as Federal R&D decreases. Third, we need to tell our story more effectively and certainly more often. Finally, we need to think about how our education mission–at all levels from undergraduate to executive short courses–can take better advantage of technology to reach more learners.
The overarching theme for the Institute remains how human cognition emerges from the biological activity of brains, individually and played out across societies, all of them embedded in the larger biosphere.
The human talent for making Krasnow the special place it is, remains our greatest resource: faculty, students and staff alike.