El historiador cubano Oscar Zanetti, miembro de la Asociación de Historiadores de América Latina y el Caribe (ADHILAC) acaba de ser elegido Miembro de la Academia de las Ciencias y las Artes de los Estados Unidos, en reconocimiento a su fecunda obra hidrográfica. Felicitaciones

Sergio Guerra Vilaboy
Presidente de la ADHILAC

ADHILAC Saluda y felicita al Prof. Oscar A. Zanetti que comparte con miembros muy prestigiosos esta distinción. A continuación transcribimos parte de la misiva recibida y adjuntamos una copia del original.

Carolina Crisorio. Secretaria Ejecutiva de la ADHILAC

April 18, 2016

Professor Oscar A. Zanetti
Academia de la Historia de Cuba
Edificio Santo Domingo
Obispo No. 154, Tercer Piso
entre Mercedes y San Ignacion
Ciudad de La Habana,

Dear Professor Zanetti Lecuona:


On behalf of the Officers and Felloes of the American Academy of Arts and Scienes, we ar pleased to welcome you as a newly elected member of the Academy.


As expressed in our 1780 Charter, the Academy’s purpose is «to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest, honor, dignity, and happiness of a free, independent, and virtuous people.» We carry on that tradition through studies, publications, and formal and informal meetings. Our studies have helped set the direction of research and analysis in science and technology policy, global security, social policy, and the humanities.


With your election, you join the company of notable members – from our founders John Adams, James Bowdoin, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington to Ralph Waldo Emerson, Maria Mitchell, and Alexander Graham Bell. Other distinguished members include Margaret Mead, Jonas Salk, Barbara McClintock, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther Kin, Jr,, Aaron Copland, Martha Graham, John Updike, Georgia O’Keeffe, and John Hope Franklin. Foreign Members have including Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill, Laurence Olivier, Mary Leaky, John Maynard Keynes, Akira Kurosawa, and Nelson Mandela. Our current members represent today’s innovative thinkers in every field and profession, including more than two hundred fifty Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners…

We invite you to participate, along with the other newly elected members, in te 2016 Induction at the House of the Academy in Cambridge, Massachusetts, beginning on Friday, October 7 , October 7, with the formal ceremony on Saturday, October 8, 2016. You will be receiving materials from our Secretary, Professor Jerrold Meinwald, providing further details about the Induction weekend and the Academy’s work.


We both remember how pleased and excited we were upon receiving the notice of our election to the Academy. This honor signifies the high regard in which you are held by leaders in your fiel and members throughout the nation.


Our warmest congratulations on your election.


Yours sincerely


Don M Randel                              Jonathan F. Fanton
Chair of de Board                       President


American Academy-1


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