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British academic named head of Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

April 14, 2014

Pope Francis has named Margaret Archer as president of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. Archer succeeds Mary Ann Glendon, 75, the Harvard law professor who has served as president of the Academy since 2004.

Archer, a member of the Academy since its inception in 1994, is a a professor at l'Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne, Switzerland, according to a Vatican Radio report. She previously taught at the University of Warwick and is a former president of the International Sociological Association.


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