Since 1951 the Oriental Institute Advisory Council supports, advises, and advocates the mission of the OI – 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

Carlotta Maher

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
Margaret E. Foorman* John Otto Peters III
Joan S. Fortune Kitty Picken*
Byron Gregory Crennan M. Ray
Lewis Gruber* Aimee Drolet Rossi
Misty Gruber* Roberta Schaffner
Howard Hallengren* Lois M. Schwartz*
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: 7/1/2020
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