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  • Religion and the Enlightenment - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    University of Chicago an ordained Lutheran minister and a columnist for and former editor of the Christian Century A theologian and historian of modern Christianity he is the author of numerous books including Martin Luther in the Penguin Lives Series the three volume study Modern American Religion and Pilgrims in Their Own Land Five Hundred Years of Religion in America A former President of the American Academy of Religion he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts Sciences and directed its Fundamentalism Project Panelists Joyce Appleby 15 min is Professor of History Emerita at the University of California Los Angeles and past President of the Organization of American Historians as well as of the American Historical Association Her research has focused primarily on England France and America in the early modern period She is the author of numerous publications including Ideology and Economic Thought in Seventeenth Century England Capitalism and a New Social Order The Jeffersonian Vision of the 1790s and Inheriting the Revolution The First Generation of Americans She is a member of the American Philosophical Society and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts Sciences Mark Noll 11 min is Francis A McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame and formerly Carolyn and Fred McManis Professor of Christian Thought at Wheaton College During the 2004 2005 academic year he was the Maguire Fellow in American History and Ethics at the Kluge Center of the Library of Congress He was honored with the National Humanities Medal in 2006 He is the author of A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind and America s God From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts Sciences James Carroll 16

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  • The United States and the Global Economy - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    American Academy of Arts Sciences and serves as its Treasurer and Chair of its Investment Committee Chair Robert M Solow 3 min is Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1987 in recognition of his contributions to the theory of economic growth and received the National Medal of Science in 1999 for his creation of the modern framework for analyzing the effects of investment and technological progress on economic growth His publications include Capital Theory and the Rate of Return The Nature and Sources of Unemployment in the United States Growth Theory The Labor Market as a Social Institution Learning from Learning by Doing Lessons for Economic Growth Work and Welfare and Inflation Unemployment and Monetary Policy He is a member of the American Philosophical Society and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts Sciences Panelists Pedro Aspe 14 min is Co Chairman of Evercore Partners a leading investment banking boutique in the United States and Chief Executive Offcer of Protego headquartered in Mexico City He has been a Professor of Economics at ITAM and has held a number of positions with the Mexican government founder of the National Bureau of Statistics Secretary of Budget and Secretary of the Treasury Currently he is a director of the McGraw Hill Companies the Carnegie Corporation Televisa and Xignux He is a member of the Advisory Board of Stanford University s Institute of International Studies the Visiting Committee of the Department of Economics at MIT CIDE Marvin Palmer and Endeavor Mexico and he chairs the Advisory Board of MG Capital Since 2005 he has also been the Chairman of Volaris Edward P Lazear 17 min became Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors in February 2006 He is currently on a

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  • The Media and Society - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    a member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for twelve years including four years as Chairman She is a member of the Board of Directors of PBS She serves on the boards of PepsiCo the National Gallery of Art the Museum of Modern Art and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation She is a recipient of the Charles Frankel Prize by the National Endowment for the Humanities the Distinguished Broadcaster Award the Women of Vision Award from the Women in Film and Video and the CINE Lifetime Achievement Award She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts Sciences Chair Kathleen Hall Jamieson is Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Com munication at the Annenberg School for Communication and Walter and Leonore Annenberg Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania She is the author co author or editor of fifteen books including unSpun Finding Facts in a World of Disinformation The 2000 Presidential Election and the Foundations of Party Politics The Press Effect and Everything You Think You Know About Politics and Why You re Wrong During the 2004 general election she regularly appeared on NOW with Bill Moyers and The Newshour She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts Sciences and a member of the American Philosophical Society Panelists Tom Brokaw is Special Correspondent for NBC News where he served as anchor and managing editor of the NBC Nightly News Recently honored with a Peabody Award he is also the recipient of the Edward R Murrow and Emmy awards for Lifetime Achievement as well as the Sylvanus Thayer Award of the United States Military Academy at West Point He is the author of The Greatest Generation The Greatest Generation Speaks An Album of Memories Personal Histories from the Greatest

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  • Celebrating Knowledge - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    42 min Click speaker names for individual audio Introduction Gerald Early 4 min is Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters at Washington University in St Louis He is also Professor of English Professor of African and African American Studies Professor of American Culture Studies and Director of the Center for the Humanities He is the author of several books including The Culture of Bruising Essays on Prizefighting Literature and Modern American Culture which won the 1994 National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism Tuxedo Junction Essays on American Culture One Nation Under a Groove Motown American Culture and Daughters On Family and Fatherhood He is also the editor of numerous volumes including This Is Where I Came In Black America in the 1960s The Sammy Davis Jr Reader and Miles Davis and American Culture He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts Sciences and a member of its Council Keynote Address E L Doctorow 28 min is Glucksman Professor of American and English Letters at New York University His novels include The Book of Daniel a National Book Award nominee in 1972 Ragtime which received the first National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction in 1976 World s Fair which won the 1986 National Book Award Billy Bathgate winner of the PEN Faulkner prize and the William Dean Howells medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1990 The Waterworks City of God and The March which received the 2006 PEN Faulkner Award the 2005 National Book Critics Circle Award and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts Sciences Reading Rosanna Warren 9 min is Emma MacLachlan Metcalf Professor in the Humanities at Boston University Poetry adviser of Dædalus and recent Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets

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  • Science, Health, and an Aging Society - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Arts Sciences and serves as Cochair of its Trust Chair Harvey V Fineberg 6 min is President of the Institute of Medicine From 1997 2001 he served as Provost of Harvard University following thirteen years as Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health He has devoted most of his academic career to the fields of health policy and medical decision making His research has focused on the process of policy development and implementation assessment of medical technology evaluation and use of vaccines and dissemination of medical innovations Co author of Clinical Decision Analysis Innovators in Physician Education and The Epidemic that Never Was he was honored with the Joseph W Mountin Prize from the U S Centers for Disease Control He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts Sciences Panelists John Bongaarts 17 min is Vice President and Distinguished Scholar of the Popu lation Council where he has been employed since 1973 His research has focused on a variety of population issues including the determinants of fertility population environment relationships the demographic impact of the AIDS epidemic and population policy options in the developing world He served as Chairman of the Panel on Population Projections of the National Academy of Sciences National Research Council He is a member of the U S National Academy of Sciences the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences and the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars His extensive publications include articles in Scientific American and Science and he coedited Beyond 6 Billion Forecasting the World s Population Lisa Berkman 19 min is Thomas D Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health and Chair of the Department of Society Human Development and Health She is an epidemiologist whose work focuses

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  • Energy Choices and Global Warming - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    as Senior Of Counsel devoting his legal practice to technical issues arising at the intersection of science law and public policy He is currently Chairman of the International Nuclear Safety Group of the International Atomic Energy Agency and of the Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and of the American Philosophical Society and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts Sciences where he serves as a member of its Council and Trust Chair and Panelist Ralph J Cicerone 12 min is President of the National Academy of Sciences Former Chancellor of the University of California at Irvine he is an atmospheric scientist whose research in atmospheric chemistry and climate change has shaped science and environmental policy both nationally and internationally and contributed to the understanding of greenhouse gases and ozone depletion The 1999 Laureate of the Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science he also received the American Geophysical Union s James B Macelwane Award and Roger Revelle Medal for outstanding contributions to geophysics In 2004 the World Cultural Council honored him with the Albert Einstein World Award in Science He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts Sciences Panelists Charles O Holliday Jr 10 min is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of DuPont Under his direction DuPont established its mission to achieve sustainable growth increasing shareholder and societal value while decreasing the company s environmental footprint Past Chairman of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development he is Chair of the Board of Directors of Catalyst and Chair of the U S Council on Competitiveness He is

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  • Thinking Strategically: The Major Powers, Kazakhstan, and the Central Asian Nexus - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    the former Soviet Union addresses the economic political and security interests at stake in Kazakhstan for Russia the United States China Europe and Japan Kazakhstan presents an interesting case study both because of its role as a pivot point between Russia and the world beyond and because of its position in Central Asia The contributors to this book call it variously a buffer a meeting place a bridge a gateway and a strategic arena Because of its internal problems which include great economic uncertainty despite vast oil wealth a disintegrating infrastructure and the potential for internal instability and its geopolitical position Kazakhstan and the region of Central Asia present a complex set of opportunities and dangers for the major powers The authors who come from Russia the United States China the United Kingdom Japan and Kazakhstan address the security challenges posed by Kazakhstan and Central Asia from the point of view of their respective countries or regions This volume is edited by Robert Legvold professor of political science at Columbia University Funding for Thinking Strategically and other volumes in this series was provided by a generous grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York Endorsements This is an important and original book on one of the least studied regions of the world By placing Kazakhstan in the center of Inner Asia and then examining Great Power perspectives it forces the reaser to think about the area in new and rather unconventional ways Coit Blacker Senior Fellow and Deputy Director Institute for International Studies Stanford University Central Asia in general and Kazakhstan in particular is an area of the world in which the United States has very recently and precipitously become more deeply involved Our policy in Central Asia has no benefited from much debate or contribution from experts outside of

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  • Swords and Sustenance: The Economics of Security in Belarus and Ukraine - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Russian interests and policies toward Belarus and Ukraine limit the two countries foreign and domestic policy choices Two chapters discuss the national security implications for Belarus and Ukraine of two key economic factors in their foreign policy energy trade in the form of oil gas and pipelines and military industrial cooperation including the sale of arms Finally the book considers the relationships of Belarus and Ukraine with regional and global institutions and explores the policies of the EU NATO and the United States toward Belarus and Ukraine his volume is edited by Robert Legvold professor of political science at Columbia University and Celeste A Wallander senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington D C Funding for Swords and Sustenance and other volumes in this series was provided by a generous grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York Endorsements A thoughtful and penetrating analysis of the complex interdependence of security and economics in the post Soviet space It provides a valuable framework of analysis for both scholars of the region and policymakers Zbigniew Brzezinski Counselor Center for Strategic and International Studies former U S National Security Advisor Fixing a historical and contemporary eye on the cases of Ukraine and Belarus this outstanding collection of essays represents the best of scholarship on the highly complex links between politics and economics between national identity and interstate relations in the post Soviet space and its relations with the world at large Roman Szporluck Mykhail Hrushevs ky Professor of Ukrainian History Harvard University Swords and Sustenance serves as an important reminder that it is simply impossible to understand international relations without integrating political economy and security studies This volume s contributions offer lessons for all IR students regardless of specialization Jonathan Kirshner Associate Professor of Government Cornell University Table

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