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  • Books Research Papers Monographs and Project Publications Meetings Overview Induction 2015 Upcoming Meetings and Events Friday Forum 2015 2016 Schedule Past Meetings and Events Fellowships Overview Visiting Scholars Program Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy Policy Fellowship in the Humanities Education and the Arts Policy Fellowship in Global Security and International Affairs The Exploratory Fund Member Login User Name Password Forgot your password Future of Books Publishing Libraries Daniel

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  • Books Research Papers Monographs and Project Publications Meetings Overview Induction 2015 Upcoming Meetings and Events Friday Forum 2015 2016 Schedule Past Meetings and Events Fellowships Overview Visiting Scholars Program Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy Policy Fellowship in the Humanities Education and the Arts Policy Fellowship in Global Security and International Affairs The Exploratory Fund Member Login User Name Password Forgot your password Future of Books Publishing Libraries John

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  • Research Papers Monographs and Project Publications Meetings Overview Induction 2015 Upcoming Meetings and Events Friday Forum 2015 2016 Schedule Past Meetings and Events Fellowships Overview Visiting Scholars Program Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy Policy Fellowship in the Humanities Education and the Arts Policy Fellowship in Global Security and International Affairs The Exploratory Fund Member Login User Name Password Forgot your password Future of Books Publishing Libraries Daniel L

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  • Summer 2001 Bulletin - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Meetings Overview Induction 2015 Upcoming Meetings and Events Friday Forum 2015 2016 Schedule Past Meetings and Events Fellowships Overview Visiting Scholars Program Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy Policy Fellowship in the Humanities Education and the Arts Policy Fellowship in Global Security and International Affairs The Exploratory Fund Member Login User Name Password Forgot your password Submit a Question Date 12 5 2012 Name Email Needed only if you expect a reply Subject Message Home Publication Overview Bulletin Summer 2001 Bulletin Bulletin i align right style height 250px border width 0px Bulletin Summer 2001 Bulletin Published by The American Academy of Arts and Sciences Cambridge MA 02138 2001 Table of Contents Calendar of Events Academy Update New Officers New Officers James O Freedman presents Scholar Patriot Award to William T Golden NSF Grant Conference on Human Origins Research and Education Needs in Science and Technology Stated Meeting Reports Gender and Inequality Old Questions New Answers Linda K Kerber Census 2000 and the Fuzzy Boundary Separating Politics and Science Kenneth Prewitt The New Economy and Racial Inequality William Julius Wilson Find Dædalus Issues View and order copies of Dædalus from 2001 to the present Earlier issues can be found on

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  • Academy Update: 25th Anniversary of the Agreement to Establish the National Humanities Center - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Home Spring 2001 Bulletin Academy Update 25th Annive Spring 2001 Bulletin Academy Update 25th Anniversary of the Agreement to Establish the National Humanities Center National Humanities Center Fellows Denis Donoghue and George Watson with Academy Director of Programs Corinne S Schelling and Center Director W Robert Connor In February the Academy joined with the National Humanities Center NHC to celebrate the twenty fifth anniversary of the memorandum of understanding that established a center for advanced study in the humanities at Research Triangle Park North Carolina At a luncheon held at the NHC headquarters Director W Robert Connor praised the close ties between the Academy and the Center noting that we have good reason to look forward with confident anticipation to the new quarter century of continuing collaboration The 1976 agreement was the culmination of a three year planning effort led by distinguished humanists Morton W Bloomfield and Gregory Vlastos along with John Voss then Chief Executive Officer of the Academy Together they secured planning funds for the development of the Center and enlisted other prominent scholars scientists and administrators in the effort The planning group chaired by Steven Marcus Columbia University included Robert McCormick Adams Hannah Arendt Frederick Burkhardt Daniel Bell Robert Goheen Gertrude Himmelfarb Stanley Katz Leonard Meyer and Lionel Trilling among others After site visits to some 20 universities across the country the Academy signed the agreement with the Triangle Universities Center for Advanced Studies Inc to construct a building on 15 acres of land in the triangle circumscribed by Duke University North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Opened in 1978 the Center today provides year long residencies for up to 40 scholars engaged in the study of history languages and literature philosophy and other fields in the humanities Commenting on the

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  • Recent Academy Publications - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    by a loose coalition of the United Nations concerned national governments and nongovernmental organizations The authors outline five basic elements that experts consider essential if attempts to control small arms are to be effective an international system of reporting information on global trafficking in such arms the adoption of strict standards for legal export of weapons by major military suppliers an effort to dampen the global demand for arms an initiative to eradicate the black market arms trade and peace agreements that help reintegrate former combatants into the civilian economy A Scourge of Small Arms is available online To order reprints of A Scourge of Small Arms call 212 451 8877 or email sacust sciam com Midwest Consortium for International Security Studies Terrorism and Business a double issue of the DePaul Business Law Journal vol 12 nos 1 2 Fall Spring 1999 2000 15 00 contains the proceedings of an October 1999 MCISS meeting on that topic The conference was cosponsored by MCISS DePaul University the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations and several other Chicago groups Prior to the conference the implications of terrorism for business had not been the focus of any substantial scholarship and no other symposium or policy discussion had examined the topic The assembled group of distinguished government officials business leaders and scholars sought to draw the attention of the business and legal communities to emerging terrorist threats that raise numerous concerns for key business sectors The published proceedings make clear that the subject of terrorism s implications for business demands far more attention Because terrorist activities could inflict enormous costs the business community must strengthen its capabilities to protect itself Moreover intensified regulation of commercial and industrial activity to prevent terrorist access to dangerous items portends increasing government intrusion into the marketplace with implications for both economic vitality and civil liberties To order the Terrorism and Business issue of the DePaul Business Law Journal call 312 362 6178 Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs The Pugwash Occasional Papers have been initiated by the international Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs to disseminate innovative analysis and policy prescriptions on controversial issues facing the global community The Occasional Papers wide audience includes policymakers the media nongovernmental organizations and the research community The two issues published during the past year grew out of the activities of the Pugwash study group on Intervention Sovereignty and International Security The first issue vol 1 no 1 contains papers from the study group s December 1999 workshop in Venice Quite purposively it explores in depth those attitudes and arguments mostly Western in favor of humanitarian intervention even when such intervention lacks a formal mandate from the United Nations At its initial meeting the study group focused specifically on what could be called first order issues regarding intervention concepts of international law the UN Charter the international politics of intervention the tensions between intervention and sovereignty from the perspective of international law and the deep divisions separating Western concepts of intervention from those in Russia China and much of the developing world The papers in the second issue vol 2 no 1 were presented at the group s September 2000 meeting in Como Although support may be growing in the United States and much of Europe for a regime obliging the international community to engage in humanitarian intervention a large obstacle stands in the way the dissent of much maybe most of the UN membership including two of the Security Council s five permanent members Their objections must be understood and overcome if a regime condemning massive inhumanity and possessed of means for addressing it is to be created For this reason the papers focus on the views of three major players China India and Russia and of states from Africa a Third World region particularly prone to problems inviting humanitarian intervention The authors also survey the signs that opposition is softening and suggest areas in which the broader international community might find common ground Future issues of the Pugwash Occasional Papers will continue to address topics in humanitarian intervention and international security but will also cover such traditional Pugwash areas of concern as nuclear weapons chemical and biological weapons and regional security Fellows may direct inquiries about the Pugwash Occasional Papers series to Anthony Baird at the House of the Academy 617 576 5024 The Occasional Papers are also available on the Pugwash website at www pugwash org The Pugwash Newsletter is now produced by the Academy office of the international Pugwash Con ferences on Science and World Affairs Under the direction of George Rathjens secretary general of Pugwash and Jeffrey Boutwell secretary of US Pugwash the Cambridge office has overall responsibility for the planning and implementation of Pugwash workshops publications and activities In addition to continuing its longstanding role as a historical record of Pugwash meetings and activities the Newsletter published two times a year features selected substantive papers from Pugwash workshops and symposia The November 1999 issue provided extensive coverage of the 49th Pugwash Conference devoted to Confronting the Challenges of the 21st Century which took place that fall in Rustenburg South Africa Participants contributed reports on the conference s five working groups whose themes centered on a nuclear weapon free world emerging security threats in Africa and globally development the environment and international governance The June 2000 issue featured a special report by George Rathjens titled Nuclear Weapons Issues and the Pugwash Agenda based on meetings convened in order to help determine exactly where Pugwash can marshal its resources to help the international community reverse a number of serious recent setbacks in the control and elimination of nuclear weapons Fellows may direct inquiries about the Pugwash Newsletter to Anthony Baird at the House of the Academy 617 576 5024 The Newsletter is also available on the organization s website at www pugwash org Initiatives for Children Center for Evaluation The Case for Smaller Classes and for Evaluating What Works in the Schoolroom an article by Frederick Mosteller

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  • New Faces on the Academy Staff - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    his Ph D in political science from Columbia University Before joining the Academy staff he taught international relations at Columbia and worked as a consultant to the Social Science Research Council MacArthur Program on International Peace and Security His research focuses on great power relations with the Middle East and the sources of conflict in that region James Buzard James Buzard associate professor of literature at MIT has joined the staff on a part time basis this year as Program Officer for the Academy s Humanities and Culture initiative After earning his doctorate in English from Columbia he was a Junior Fellow at the Society of Fellows Harvard University 1990 and a Fellow at the National Humanities Center 1997 A specialist in Victorian literature he is the author of The Beaten Track European Tourism Literature and the Ways to Culture 1800 1918 and is currently writing Anywhere s Nowhere Fictions of Autoethnography in the United Kingdom Charles Rooney Charles Rooney has been named the Academy s first Public Information Officer To implement the Strategic Plan s recommendation to increase the Academy s presence in the media Mr Rooney is developing press materials including a newsletter and building an infrastructure to improve dissemination of Academy publications reports and other documents to print and broadcast journalists Before coming to the Academy he was a communications and public relations consultant directing public information campaigns in education public health and economic development He holds a master s degree in public policy from Harvard s John F Kennedy School of Government Reorganization of the Committee on Studies and the Committee on Publications Committee on Studies One of the key recommendations of the Strategic Plan was to provide Academy members with greater opportunities to engage in analytic studies and develop practical policy alternatives through its program of projects and studies To help achieve that goal the Committee on Studies COS has been separated from the Committee on Publications and given a larger role in the development and evaluation of proposed studies as well as in the oversight of those projects that have already received the Academy s imprimatur The COS has also adopted a two tiered organizational structure to facilitate more frequent meetings of an executive group and at the same time to broaden the expertise needed to evaluate a wide range of studies The executive committee which includes representatives of each of the five classes consists of seven members Robert McCormick Adams chair Henry Ehrenreich Harvard University Class I Lincoln Chen Rockefeller Foundation Class II Robert C Post Boalt Hall School of Law University of California Berkeley Class III Wendy Doniger University of Chicago Class IV Victor Rabinowitch Washington DC Class V and Chief Executive Officer Leslie C Berlowitz The executive committee will call upon individual members of an advisory group composed of one Fellow from each of the twenty three membership sections to review projects relating to their specific areas of interest The new structure should enable the COS to respond more effectively to

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  • New Academy President James O. Freedman - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    loyalty individualism and conformity A 1999 Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar he has spoken to campus and community audiences on the meaning and value of a liberal education in a society with a growing number of college bound students As a legal scholar and university president Mr Freedman has worked to advance diversity and social justice and to strengthen the role of intellectuals in society After graduating from Harvard College and Yale Law School he became a clerk for future Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall who was then a federal appeals court judge and went on to the law firm of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton and Garrison He began his academic career in 1964 joining the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he earned an international reputation as a scholar specializing in administrative law In 1979 he was named dean of the law school a position he held until 1982 when he became president of the University of Iowa For the next five years Mr Freedman devoted his professional life to strengthening a writer s workshop launching the Iowa Critical Languages program promoting study abroad programs and leading one of Iowa s largest fundraising efforts As president of Dartmouth from 1987 to 1998 he moved to strengthen the college s academic reputation as reflected in a New York Times profile titled A Shy Scholar Transforms Dartmouth into a Haven for Intellectuals Among his accomplishments the first comprehensive change in Dartmouth s curriculum in more than seventy years with more rigorous course requirements across eight major fields new academic programs ranging from the teaching of Japanese Hebrew and Arabic to offerings in advanced foreign study and a Presidential Scholars Program providing juniors and seniors with the opportunity to work on individual research projects Throughout his presidency he regularly

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