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

John W. Rowe

 O. J. Sopranos

Advisory Council

Guity Nashat Becker John D. Lawrence
Gretel Braidwood Aldis Liventals
Anthony J. Diamandakis John W. McCarter, Jr.
Marjorie M. Fisher* Catherine Novotny
Joan S. Fortune Susan Padula
Byron Gregory John Otto Peters III
Lewis Gruber* Rebecca Wilson Potter
Misty Gruber* Crennan M. Ray
Howard Hallengren* Aimee Drolet Rossi
Deborah Halpern Roberta Schaffner
Rex Haydon Charles N. Secchia
Janet W. Helman* Coleman Seskind, M.D.
Roger David Isaacs Walter Vandaele
Barbara Jillson Anna M. White
*Denotes a Life Member
Updated: 9/1/2023
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