Advancement Committee

The American Institute of Indian Studies Advancement Committee supports the Institute’s mission and financial development. It is composed of AIIS officers and friends of AIIS who are leaders in their fields. The group meets annually to review AIIS activities and programs and to offer guidance in resource-related and advancement efforts.


Christian Novetzke, Advancement Committee Co-Chair, Associate Professor, Department of International Studies, University of Washington

David Good, Advancement Committee Co-Chair, Senior Advisor at the Albright Stonebridge Group, Washington, DC


Philip Lutgendorf, President of AIIS, Professor of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literature, University of Iowa

Shivani Twells,  Director of Advancement, American Institute of Indian Studies


John Chapman, Esq., Of Counsel, Locke, Lord, Bissell & Liddell, LLP, Chicago, IL