The Henry Koerner Center for Emeritus Faculty

The Henry Koerner Center is a remarkable, perhaps unique, part of Yale University, designed for the benefit of emeritus faculty, who if they wish may become Koerner fellows. Both a physical facility and a series of programs, the center was made possible by a generous gift from Lisbet Rausing and Joseph Koerner ’80, who thereby honored Joseph’s father, the artist Henry Koerner. The center opened in 2003 and has been a huge success, the envy of other universities.

Intellectually the center offers a rich and vibrant series of lectures, seminars, and autobiographical talks. It also programs a variety of other special events and offers group visits to theaters, art galleries, museums, and artistic events, in New York and locally. Many of the intellectual events are generated by the fellows themselves, which gives the center an air of spontaneity. An atmosphere of loyal friendship prevails, and interdisciplinarity, usually so hard to achieve, is a living experience.


October 24, 2021
An exhibition featuring watercolors and drawings of Koerner Fellow Alexander Purves will be held at the Blue Mountain Gallery in New York City between November 2 and November...
September 13, 2021
Last week, Koerner Fellow Vladimir Alexandrov released his most recent publication: To Break Russia’s Chains: Boris Savinkov and His Wars against the Tsar and the Bolsheviks...
September 10, 2021
The Koener Center is pleased to announce the publication of Public Health Explored: 50 Stories to Change the World, co-authored by former Koerner Fellow Lowell Levin and U.K...