Since 1951 the Advisory Council supports, advises, and advocates the mission of the Institute – an interdisciplinary research center that integrates archaeological, textual, linguistic, and art historical data to understand the development and functioning of the ancient civilizations of the Middle East from the earliest Holocene through the Medieval period. 

Executive Committee

Arthur Lee Herbst, Council Chair

Andrea Dudek

Thomas C. Heagy

John W. Rowe

 O. J. Sopranos

Advisory Council

Guity Nashat Becker Aldis Liventals
Gretel Braidwood John W. McCarter, Jr.
Anthony J. Diamandakis Catherine Novotny
Marjorie M. Fisher* Susan Padula
Joan S. Fortune John Otto Peters III
Byron Gregory Kitty Picken*
Lewis Gruber* Crennan M. Ray
Misty Gruber* Aimee Drolet Rossi
Howard Hallengren* Roberta Schaffner
Deborah Halpern Charles N. Secchia
Rex Haydon Coleman Seskind, M.D.
Janet W. Helman* Rebecca Wilson Stein
Roger David Isaacs Walter Vandaele
Barbara Jillson Anna M. White
Neil J. King Nicole S. Williams*
John D. Lawrence  
*Denotes a Life Member
Updated: 1/7/2021
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