archive-org.com » ORG » A » AMACAD.ORG

Total: 1374

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • Press Releases - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    has been outspoken about the right of all qualified students to have access to excellence at our public colleges and universities Birgeneau has launched initiatives at UC Berkeley that are models for public colleges and universities elsewhere including a grant based financial aid plan for middle class families and scholarships and support for undocumented students Berlowitz made the announcement during the Academy symposium The Benefit of Public Investment in Higher Education California and Beyond that is being held today at UC Berkeley in honor of Birgeneau one of the panelists Other participants include Mary Sue Coleman president of the University of Michigan Henry E Brady dean of UC Berkeley s Goldman School of Public Policy and Robert D Haas chairman emeritus of Levi Strauss Co Public disinvestment and escalating costs are increasingly threatening our vaunted system of public higher education Birgeneau said Without bold steps to stabilize the financial model of our public universities hundreds of thousands of deserving students will be denied access to a better life and the country s ability to innovate create jobs and support a strong economy will be severely compromised He added that as an independent nonpartisan and cross institutional organization the American Academy is ideally suited to sponsor such a study America s system of higher education both public and private has long given America a decisive competitive advantage in the global economy Berlowitz said Public universities have provided a special pathway for immigrants and new generations of learners in America Today the ability of the system to maintain high quality and access for all qualified applicants is at risk The Academy has assembled a group of senior advisors to guide the initiative Confirmed participants include Lawrence S Bacow former president of Tufts University Gene Block chancellor of the University of California Los Angeles Henry E Brady dean of Berkeley s Goldman School of Public Policy Nancy E Cantor chancellor and president of Syracuse University John T Casteen III former president of the University of Virginia Mary Sue Coleman president of the University of Michigan Matthew Goldstein chancellor of The City University of New York Robert D Haas chairman emeritus of Levi Strauss Co William Powers Jr president of the University of Texas at Austin Gerald Rosenfeld Senior Advisor and Vice Chairman of U S Investment Banking at Lazard Ltd and Frank D Yeary chairman of CamberView Partners LLC The Academy will organize a series of national conferences and engage leaders in government and industry who influence education policy at the state federal and institutional levels The Academy has received initial support for the planned three year project from public and private sources About the American Academy of Arts Sciences Founded in 1780 the American Academy of Arts and Sciences www amacad org is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems Current Academy research focuses on the humanities arts and higher education science and technology policy global security and energy and American institutions and the public

    Original URL path: https://www.amacad.org/content/news/pressReleases.aspx?pr=194 (2016-02-13)
    Open archived version from archive


  • Press Releases - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    consumer choice risk aversion and policy program design as areas where existing social science research can help design new energy programs Much of this understanding exists write Thomas Dietz Paul C Stern and Elke U Weber Our current challenge is to put existing theory and methods to use for more effective design and implementation of policies targeting fossil energy use On the other hand there are many issues that require more attention from researchers Powerful industrial enterprises exist to produce transport and use energy and large government bureaucracies at local state national and supranational levels have evolved to monitor the system s operation and regulate its behavior writes guest co editor Robert W Fri If the energy system itself changes then all these individual and institutional links to it will have to change too The social sciences will be especially important for understanding how to address these and other societal changes The volume concludes with an essay that frames a social science research agenda focused on six broad topics that are important for future energy policy The volume is a companion to the Spring 2012 issue of Dædalus which examined the nation s history of underpricing energy relative to its societal costs Essays in that issue recommended focusing on local benefits and employing regulatory rather than pricing strategies to build public support for cleaner energy The issues are part of the American Academy s ongoing project on the Alternative Energy Future which is exploring how the social sciences can help to overcome behavioral and regulatory obstacles to the introduction of clean energy technologies The Academy published a report on this topic Beyond Technology Strengthening Energy Policy through Social Science in 2011 Essays in the new Dædalus volume include Robert W Fri Resources for the Future The Scope of the Transition Hal Harvey Energy Innovation University of Chicago Franklin M Orr Jr Stanford University Clara Vondrich ClimateWorks Foundation A Trillion Tons Jon A Krosnick Stanford University Bo MacInnis Stanford University Does the American Public Support Legislation to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Naomi Oreskes University of California San Diego Erik M Conway Pasadena California The Collapse of Western Civilization A View from the Future Kelly Sims Gallagher Tufts University Why How Governments Support Renewable Energy Thomas Dietz Michigan State University Paul C Stern National Research Council Elke U Weber Columbia University Reducing Carbon Based Energy Consumption through Changes in Household Behavior Roger E Kasperson Clark University Bonnie J Ram Ram Power LLC The Public Acceptance of New Energy Technologies Robert O Keohane Princeton University David G Victor University of California San Diego The Transnational Politics of Energy Dallas Burtraw Resources for the Future The Institutional Blind Spot in Environmental Economics Ann E Carlson University of California Los Angeles Robert W Fri Resources for the Future Designing a Durable Energy Policy Michael Dworkin Vermont Law School Roman Sidortsov Vermont Law School Benjamin K Sovacool Vermont Law School Rethinking the Scale Structure Scope of U S Energy Institutions Rosina M Bierbaum University of Michigan

    Original URL path: https://www.amacad.org/content/news/pressReleases.aspx?pr=193 (2016-02-13)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Press Releases - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    expected to grow dramatically according to the International Atomic Energy Agency More than a dozen nations in Southeast Asia including Vietnam are exploring the possibility of developing nuclear energy programs The goal of the American Academy forum and of the larger initiative on the Global Nuclear Future is to identify refine and promote measures that will limit the safety security and proliferation risks associated with the growth of nuclear power Participants in the Hanoi meeting engaged in frank discussion about a number of complex issues including Creating a culture of safety in the operation of nuclear facilities Ensuring the transparency of civilian nuclear power programs Lessons learned from the Fukushima accident Prospects and challenges for managing the nuclear fuel cycle including regional and international storage and disposal of spent fuel Ways to strengthen the international nonproliferation regime Le Dinh Tien Vice Minister of Vietnam s Ministry of Science and Technology told conference participants that Vietnam hopes to have nuclear power generation online by 2020 He said that the Academy sponsored meeting will help provide common ground for the safe secure and peaceful use of nuclear energy United States Ambassador to Vietnam David Shear also addressed the group Shear noted that nearly all of the nations in the Southeast Asia region are considering nuclear power No one nation can ensure the safe and secure development of nuclear energy he said That s why conferences like this are so important Conference participants included individuals with a diverse range of expertise and experience in nuclear program development regulation and nonproliferation efforts The Academy sponsored similar regional conferences in the United Arab Emirates in 2009 and in Singapore in 2010 Participants in the Hanoi meeting included former ambassadors and other senior officials as well as scholars and technical experts from Egypt India Indonesia Japan

    Original URL path: https://www.amacad.org/content/news/pressReleases.aspx?pr=190 (2016-02-13)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Press Releases - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    then it becomes very difficult for those on the losing side to see the election outcome as legitimate Mutz writes Essays by James A Stimson University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Robert S Erikson Columbia University explore the impact of public opinion on election outcomes and policy Stimson specifically discusses the phenomenon whereby public opinion tends to shift away from the ideological preferences of the party in power Thus a Democratic presidency is likely to result in a shift to the right in public policy preferences a Republican presidency to the left The other essays examine topics such as the potential role of exit polls in improving the administration of elections the relationship between public opinion and Supreme Court decisions and variations in attitudes and beliefs among Latino and black citizens There is much more to public opinion than a percentage or an outcome reported in a headline posted on a website or tweeted emailed or texted Epstein writes in her introduction to the volume The much more drives our national politics and is key to making sound public policy choices The volume includes On the Importance of Public Opinion by Lee Epstein University of Southern California Long Live the Exit Poll by D James Greiner Harvard Law School and Kevin M Quinn UC Berkeley School of Law On the Meaning and Measurement of Mood by James A Stimson University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Public Opinion at the Macro Level by Robert S Erikson Columbia University Is Public Opinion Stable Resolving the Micro Macro Disconnect in Studies of Public Opinion by James N Druckman Northwestern University and Thomas J Leeper Northwestern University Public Opinion and the Supreme Court The Puzzling Case of Abortion by Linda Greenhouse Yale Law School The Great Divide Campaign Media in the

    Original URL path: https://www.amacad.org/content/news/pressReleases.aspx?pr=186 (2016-02-13)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Press Releases - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Bancroft prize winning historian David W Blight and civic and business leader Penny S Pritzker This weekend recognizes the achievement and vitality of today s most accomplished individuals who together with the Academy will work to advance the greater good said Academy President Leslie Berlowitz These distinguished men and women are making significant strides in their quest to find solutions to the most pressing scientific humanistic and policy challenges of the day Founded in 1780 the American Academy is one of the nation s oldest and most prestigious learned societies and an independent research center that draws from its members expertise to conduct studies in science and technology policy global security the humanities and culture social policy and education Members of the 2012 class include winners of the National Medal of Science the Lasker Award the Pulitzer and the Shaw prizes the Fields Medal MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships the Kennedy Center Honors Grammy Emmy Academy and Tony awards the Avery Fisher Prize and election to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Others inducted included renowned chemist James Fraser Stoddart volcanologist Katharine Cashman oncologist Brian Druker journalists Judy Woodruff and Martin Baron composer Andre Previn philanthropists Sanford I Weill and Daniel Rose Griffin P Rodgers director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Paul Mendes Flohr a leading scholar of modern Jewish thought and history behavioral scientist Edward F Diener public finance economist Amy Finkelstein political scientist James Druckman Vicki L Ruiz whose research helped establish the field of Chicano Latino history Massachusetts Institute of Technology President L Rafael Reif and George F Bass a pioneer in underwater archaeology In addition to the Induction ceremony weekend events also included A Celebration of the Arts and Humanities on October 5 with readings and presentations by writers Daniel

    Original URL path: https://www.amacad.org/content/news/pressReleases.aspx?pr=184 (2016-02-13)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Press Releases - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    00 p m at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus 300 N E Second Ave Room 2106 Miami Fla Miami Dade College President Eduardo J Padrón and University of Miami President Donna E Shalala both members of the Commission will host the forum Commission member and former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen and American Academy of Arts and Sciences President Leslie Berlowitz will also attend the forum The goal of the Commission is to claim a space in the national dialogue for the humanities and the social sciences and to recommend specific steps that government schools and universities cultural institutions businesses and philanthropies can take to support and strengthen these areas of knowledge Local leaders who will address the commission include Gloria Estefan singer songwriter actress entrepreneur and humanities advocate Matt Haggman Program Director Knight Foundation Ann Henderson President and CEO Collins Center for Public Policy Mitchell Kaplan owner Books Books co founder Miami Book Fair International Cathy Leff Director The Wolfsonian Florida International University Faith Mesnekoff attorney and Chair of the Board of Trustees History Miami Arva Moore Parks historian and Director Coral Gables Museum Raul Rodriguez founding principal Rodriguez and Quiroga Architects Javier A Soto President and CEO the Miami Foundation Michael Spring Director Department of Cultural Affairs Miami Dade County Mihoko Suzuki Director Center for the Humanities University of Miami The Miami forum is an important part of the Commission s outreach Discussion will provide Commission members with a new understanding of how the humanities help build strong and vibrant communities Similar sessions on the value of the humanities are taking place throughout the country this summer and fall An educated citizenry is the wellspring of a strong democracy said American Academy President Berlowitz From that citizenry our leaders emerge This forum provides an opportunity to focus on how

    Original URL path: https://www.amacad.org/content/news/pressReleases.aspx?pr=178 (2016-02-13)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Press Releases - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Missouri History Museum 5700 Lindell Boulevard St Louis Mo The goal of the Commission is to claim a space in the national dialogue for the humanities and the social sciences and to recommend specific steps that government schools and universities cultural institutions businesses and philanthropies can take to support and strengthen these areas of knowledge An educated citizenry is the wellspring of a strong democracy said Leslie C Berlowitz President of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences From that citizenry our leaders emerge This forum provides an opportunity to focus on how we can ensure that Americans develop the skills and competencies required for full engagement in the international community the skills and competencies fostered by the humanities and social sciences Professor Gerald Early a member of the Commission and Professor of Modern Letters and Director of the Center for the Humanities at Washington University in St Louis will host the forum The St Louis forum is an important part of the Commission s outreach Discussion will provide Commission members with a new understanding of how the humanities help build strong and vibrant communities Similar sessions on the value of the humanities are taking place throughout the country this summer and fall State and local leaders who will address the commission include Geoff Giglierano executive director Missouri Humanities Council Marilu Knode director Laumeier Sculpture Park St Louis Waller McGuire executive director St Louis Public Library Timothy O Leary general director Opera Theater of Saint Louis David Carl Wilson dean College of Arts and Sciences Webster University St Louis Gloria L Taylor founder and CEO Community Women Against Hardship St Louis Carol North artistic director Metro Theater Company St Louis Diane Touliatos director Center for the Humanities University of Missouri St Louis Chief Glenna Wallace Eastern Shawness Tribe Oklahoma Lesley

    Original URL path: https://www.amacad.org/content/news/pressReleases.aspx?pr=177 (2016-02-13)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Press Releases - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    the Humanities and Social Sciences will be gathering information on best practices innovations and ideas to strengthen and promote the humanities and social sciences in the United States and better understand how they strengthen our standing in the world The forum The Humanities Social Sciences for International Relations National Security and Global Competitiveness will take place on Tuesday September 4 2012 at Stanford University Condoleezza Rice former U S Secretary of State William Perry former U S Secretary of Defense and Karl Eikenberry former U S Ambassador to Afghanistan and Retired U S Army Lieutenant General will be join a panel to discuss these pertinent issues John L Hennessy President of Stanford University and Leslie C Berlowitz President of the American Academy of Arts Sciences will provide opening remarks Other participants include George P Shultz former U S Secretary of State Stephen D Bechtel Jr Chairman Retired and Director of Bechtel Group Robert D Haas chairman emeritus and past CEO of Levi Strauss Co and Pulitzer prize winning historian David M Kennedy The goal of the Commission is to claim a space in the national dialogue for the humanities and the social sciences and to recommend specific steps that government schools and universities cultural institutions businesses and philanthropies can take to support and strengthen these areas of knowledge An educated citizenry is the wellspring of a strong democracy said Leslie C Berlowitz President of the American Academy of Arts Sciences From that citizenry our leaders emerge This forum provides an opportunity to focus on how we can ensure that Americans develop the skills and competencies required for full engagement in the international community the skills and competencies fostered by the humanities and social sciences Leaders in American foreign policy and international relations will be on hand to lead discussions with Commission members regarding the United States powerful presence in the world As one nation in a community of nations cooperation in a global economy and competition requires an understanding of cultural diversity and sensitivity to different perspectives To maintain the nation s international stature all stakeholders must support programs and policies that encourage widespread education about the world and its peoples To advance these goals the Commission s report will include a series of recommendations intended to advance education and training in area studies foreign languages and international relations The Stanford forum is an important part of the Commission s outreach Discussion will provide Commission members with a new understanding of how the humanities factor into international relations on all levels Similar sessions on the value of the humanities are taking place throughout the country this summer and fall Members of the Academy s Commission taking part in the Stanford forum include John Hennessy President Stanford University Louise H Bryson Chair Emerita J Paul Getty Trust Leslie C Berlowitz President American Academy of Arts Sciences A forum was held in July at the American Academy s headquarters in Cambridge MA and focused on the Humanities and Civil Society centering on

    Original URL path: https://www.amacad.org/content/news/pressReleases.aspx?pr=176 (2016-02-13)
    Open archived version from archive