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1Name:  Dr. Benjamin H. Isaac
 Institution:  Tel Aviv University
 Year Elected:  2003
 Class:  4. Humanities
 Residency:  International
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1945
   
 
Benjamin Isaac received his Ph.D. from Tel Aviv University in 1980. He remained at Tel Aviv and is currently the Fred and Helen Lessing Professor of Ancient History. His books and his more than 50 articles, book reviews, and contributions to the Lexicon of Greek Personal Names, the Anchor Bible Dictionary, and the Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World have established him as a leading authority on Roman imperialism, the Roman military establishment, relations with conquered peoples (especially Greeks and Jews), epichoric inscriptions in Greek, Latin, and Hebrew, and the road system of the Near East, especially in Judaea. His current work on Greeks, Romans, and Others deals magisterially with the perceptions of aliens prevalent in the ancient world from Homer to the beginning of the Middle Ages. Numerous honors, participation in international conferences and lectures testify to his international renown. Dr. Isaac's books include (with R. van Royen) The Arrival of the Greeks: The Evidence from the Settlements (1979); (with I. Roll) Roman Roads in Judaea I: The Scythopolis-Legio Road (1982); The Greek Settlements in Thrace until the Macedonian Conquest (1986); The Limits of Empire: The Roman Army in the East (1990, 1992); (with M. Fischer, I. Roll) Roman Roads in Judaea, II: The Jaffa-Jerusalem Roads (1996); The Near East Under Roman Rule: Selected Papers (1998); The Invention of Racism in Classical Antiquity (2004); and Empire and Ideology in the Graeco-Roman World: Selected Papers (2017). He received the Best Book Award from the American Military Institute in 1991. Dr. Isaac is a member of the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut and the Israel Academy of Sciences & Humanities. He was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society in 2003. He received the Israel Prize in 2008.
 
2Name:  Dr. Onora O'Neill
 Institution:  Equality and Human Rights Commission; Newnham College, University of Cambridge
 Year Elected:  2003
 Class:  4. Humanities
 Residency:  International
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1941
   
 
Among the most distinguished contemporary philosophers of ethics and international justice, Baroness Onora O'Neill, CBE, PBA, Hon FRS, served as President of the British Academy 2005 to 2009. She chairs the Nuffield Foundation and is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. She was formerly Principal at Newnham College, University of Cambridge. Among John Rawls's most outstanding students, her writings on political philosophy and the philosophy of Kant are most noteworthy. In recent years she has become an influential voice on ethical issues facing society today. Her BBC Reith lectures on "A Question of Trust" were widely praised by academics and communicators alike. Her opinion on ethical issues in medicine, genetics, and a variety of social issues is widely sought. In 2017 she won both the Holberg Prize and the Berggruen Prize for Philosophy.
 
3Name:  Dr. Erika Rummel
 Institution:  University of Toronto; Wilfrid Laurier University
 Year Elected:  2003
 Class:  4. Humanities
 Residency:  International
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1942
   
 
Erika Rummel began as an Erasmus scholar and made herself the best and most productive one in the world today. Then she looked at the broader field of northern humanism, including Spain, and especially the relationship between humanism and the Reformation. She has brought fresh eyes, openness, even a sense of humor to a stagnant field. One has to read her books to appreciate fully that she tackles important topics, has keen curiosity, great analytical intelligence, and impeccable linguistic skills. Dr. Rummel has made the study of Renaissance humanism outside of Italy lively and fun again. A native of Austria, Dr. Rummel earned her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto (1976) and has been a member of the faculty at Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario since 1992. She has held the title of Professor Emerita since 2002.
 
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