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  • Press Releases - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    40 Washington Square South New York City SPONSORS American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the New York University Pollack Center for Law and Business ABOUT THE PROGRAM The events of the last decade including the business failures of 2001 2002 and the economic crisis of 2008 2009 have called into question fundamental assumptions regarding the role of business and its relationship to global financial markets governments and society as a whole The American Academy of Arts and Sciences will convene a working conference cosponsored by the New York University Pollack Center for Law and Business at the NYU Law School beginning Monday evening November 30 and continuing Tuesday December 1 2009 This workshop is preparatory to a volume to be published by the Academy on the dilemmas that business faces in the 21st century and the challenges and possible policy implications of its changing role in American life RAJAT K GUPTA is founding partner and the Chairman of New Silk Route Partners an Asia focused growth capital firm founded in 2006 Senior partner emeritus of McKinsey Company he served between 1994 and 2003 as Managing Director of McKinsey worldwide He serves as special adviser for management reform to the United Nations Secretary General and holds numerous professional and business affiliations including founder and Chairman of the Board of the Indian School of Business Chairman of the India AIDS Initiative of the Gates Foundation and Chairman of the Board of Associates of the Harvard Business School ROGER FERGUSON JR became president and chief executive officer of TIAA CREF in April 2008 Previously he was head of financial services at Swiss Re and chairman of Swiss Re America Holding Corporation Prior to Swiss Re he was Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the U S Federal Reserve System and

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    Szostak Massachusetts General Hospital for medicine Thomas A Steitz Yale University for chemistry Ada E Yonath Weizmann Institute of Science for chemistry Elinor Ostrom Indiana University for economics Oliver E Williamson University of California Berkeley for economics Elizabeth Blackburn Carol Greider and Jack Szostak share the prize in medicine for discovering how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase Elizabeth Blackburn and Jack Szostak showed that a unique DNA sequence in the telomeres protects the chromosomes from degradation Carol Greider and Elizabeth Blackburn identified telomerase the enzyme that makes telomere DNA These discoveries explained how the ends of the chromosomes are protected by the telomeres and that they are built by telomerase If the telomeres are shortened cells age Conversely if telomerase activity is high telomere length is maintained and cellular senescence is delayed Thomas Steitz and Ada Yonath share the prize in chemistry for showing what the ribosome looks like and how it functions at the atomic level DNA changes into living matter through the work of ribosomes Based upon the information in DNA ribosomes make proteins oxygen transporting hemoglobin antibodies of the immune system hormones such as insulin the collagen of the skin or enzymes that break down sugar Insight into the ribosome s function can be put to a practical and immediate use many of today s antibiotics cure various diseases by blocking the function of bacterial ribosomes For their analyses of economic governance Elinor Ostrom and Oliver Williamson share the prize in economics In studying the commons Ostrom challenged the conventional wisdom that common property is poorly managed and should be either regulated by central authorities or privatized She observes that resource users frequently develop sophisticated mechanisms for decision making and rule enforcement to handle conflicts of interest and she characterizes the rules that

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  • Press Releases - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Member Login User Name Password Forgot your password The Energy Future 10 11 2009 Press Release WHAT The Energy Future WHO John Holdren Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the Office of Science and Technology Steven Koonin Under Secretary for Science United Stated Department of Energy John W Rowe Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Exelon Corporation Paul Joskow President Alfred P Sloan Foundation John Doerr Partner Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers Chairman Energy Subcommittee of the President s Economic Recovery Advisory Board Richard Meserve President Carnegie Institution for Science former Chairman U S Nuclear Regulatory Commission WHEN Sunday October 11 2009 9 30 a m to noon WHERE Northwest Science Building Harvard University 52 Oxford Street Cambridge MA SPONSOR American Academy of Arts and Sciences The program will include a keynote address by presidential science advisor John Holdren followed by a panel discussion on The Future of Energy including presentations on U S energy policy Steven Koonin prospects for a global nuclear renaissance John Rowe the potential of green energy technologies to transform the U S and global economies John Doerr and the economics of America s energy choices Paul Joskow The panel will be moderated

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  • Press Releases - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    and choreographer Edward Villella and former Northrop Grumman Corporation Chairman and CEO Kent Kresa The ceremony will also include actor James Earl Jones and singer songwriter Emmylou Harris reading from the letters of John and Abigail Adams The Induction ceremony celebrates the Academy s mission and the accomplishments of its newly elected members said Chief Executive Officer Leslie Berlowitz Through three centuries of service the Academy and its Fellows have been dedicated to intellectual leadership and constructive action in America and the world The 212 new Fellows and 19 Foreign Honorary Members are leaders in research scholarship business the arts and public affairs They come from 28 states and 11 countries and range in age from 33 to 83 They represent universities museums national laboratories research institutes businesses and foundations This year s group includes Nobel laureates and recipients of the Pulitzer and Pritzker prizes MacArthur Fellowships Academy Grammy and Tony awards and the National Medal of Arts Among this year s inductees are geochemist Stein Bjørnar Jacobsen who used radioisotopes to date the formation of the Earth s core U S Court of Appeals Judge J Harvie Wilkinson III authors Gish Jen Jamaica Kincaid and James Salter Civil War historian James McPherson green technology investor and Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers Partner John Doerr Exelon Corporation CEO John Rowe and actor Dustin Hoffman Other new Fellows who will be inducted are mathematician and founder of modern complexity theory Michael Sipser environmental policy expert Edward L Miles innovator in developmental economics Esther Duflo and university presidents H Kim Bottomly Wellesley College John Casteen III University of Virginia Ronald Daniels John Hopkins University James Wagner Emory University and Maria Klawe Harvey Mudd College This year s Foreign Honorary Members come from Europe Canada and Asia and include microbiologist Lelio Orci ecologist Spencer

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  • Press Releases - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    growth in nuclear energy All of the articles in the special Dædalus issue can be accessed on the Academy s web site at https www amacad org content publications publication aspx d 791 The volume is part of the Academy s multi year Global Nuclear Future Initiative a project that brings together research groups focused on the nuclear industry the future fuel cycle the protection of nuclear materials and the emergence of a new international nuclear regulatory regime The work is principally supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation the Carnegie Corporation of New York and Fred Kavli of the Kavli Foundation Beginning in the late 1950s the Academy was instrumental in establishing arms control and nuclear proliferation as fields of academic study publishing a seminal issue of Dædalus on arms control in 1960 followed by special issues on Cold War arms control in 1975 and the future of arms control in 1991 For over a decade the Academy was also the U S sponsor of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs which received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995 Steven E Miller and Scott D Sagan co directors of the Academy s Global Nuclear Future Initiative guest edited the double volume issue of Dædalus The first issue includes the following essays Steven E Miller and Scott D Sagan Nuclear power without nuclear proliferation Richard K Lester and Robert Rosner The growth of nuclear power drivers and constraints Robert H Socolow and Alexander Glaser Nuclear energy and climate change Paul L Joskow and John E Parsons The economic future of nuclear power Harold A Feiveson A skeptic s view of nuclear energy José Goldemberg Nuclear energy in developing countries John W Rowe Nuclear power in a carbon constrained world Anne Lauvergeon The nuclear renaissance an opportunity to

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  • Press Releases - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    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 Neal Lane of ARISE Panel Gives Congressional Testimony 10 8 2009 Press Release WASHINGTON DC The Subcommittee on Research and Science Education of the House Science and Technology Committee held a hearing today on high risk high reward research that prominently featured the Academy s 2008 ARISE report Advancing Research in Science and Engineering Academy Councilor and co chair of the Initiative on Science Technology and Engineering Neal Lane Rice University testified on behalf of the Academy To read Dr Lane s testimony or to watch the hearing click http www amacad org arisefolder hearingArise pdf Academy in the News 2 10 2016 With money tight chancellor says UC Berkeley must reimagine its future L A Times 1 26 2016 Cleveland business leader Morton Mandel named winner of Scholar Patriot Award Crain s Cleveland Business 1 12 2016 From the

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    theory London School of Economics Glenn Loury professor of the social sciences professor of economics Brown University co chair Task Force on Mass Incarceration American Academy of Arts and Sciences Joan Petersilia professor of law Stanford Law School co director Stanford Criminal Justice Center Robert Weisberg professor of law Stanford Law School co director Stanford Criminal Justice Center Bruce Western professor of sociology Harvard University co chair Task Force on Mass Incarceration American Academy of Arts and Sciences WHEN Thursday September 17 2009 6 7 30 p m WHERE Stanford Law School Room 190 Crown Quadrangle 559 Nathan Abbott Way Stanford CA SPONSORS American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Stanford Criminal Justice Center The symposium is by invitation only but journalists are encouraged to register by contacting the American Academy of Arts and Sciences The United States penal population has grown every year for the past thirty six years The rate of imprisonment in the United States is now four times its historic average and seven times higher than in Western Europe Even more striking than the overall level of incarceration is the concentrated force of the penal system on the most disadvantaged segments of the population One third of African American men who are high school dropouts under the age of 40 are currently behind bars Among all African American men born since the mid 1960s more than 20 percent will go to prison nearly twice the number that will graduate college This extraordinary pattern of penal confinement has been called mass incarceration a rate of incarceration so high that it affects not only the individual offender but also whole social groups Though largely invisible in public conversations about social inequality in America mass incarceration is a growing issue at the federal state and local levels and

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  • Press Releases - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    T Rabkin M D Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School former CEO of Beth Israel Hospital Boston with John S Cook D Phil consultant in health care payment Focusing on cost quality of care and the emerging shortage of primary care physicians Rabkin and Cook offer a new Medicare initiative Balanced Incentives for Health that would give doctors the means to provide comprehensive cost effective care under a fixed budget Eve Juliet Higginbotham S M M D Dean and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Surgery Morehouse School of Medicine Professor of Ophthalmology Emory School of Medicine Higginbotham sees the need for an even deeper systems approach to the challenges of health care a series of practical policies rooted in community awareness and state politics Arthur H Rubenstein MBBCh Executive Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System and Dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine with Richard A Cooper M D Professor of Medicine and Senior Fellow Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics University of Pennsylvania Rubenstein and Cooper take on the three Ps of health care reform arguing that pay for value is a dangerous game in medicine that the drive for more primary care physicians will not solve systemic issues or produce a higher quality of care and that the effects of poverty on the health care system must be addressed to decrease cost Claire M Fagin Ph D R N Dean Emerita and Leadership Professor Emerita University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Fagin argues that health care reform should be grounded on the principles and philosophy of care rather than of profit with regionally based not for profit health care groups as the basis for organizing a new system Steven A Schroeder M D Distinguished Professor of Health and Health Care Department of Medicine University of California San Francisco Schroeder questions some of the basic assumptions underlying Rabkin and Cook s Balanced Incentives for Health BIH particularly whether the field of primary care is sufficiently robust to absorb all patients interested in the initiative and the choice provisions of BIH as the means to avoid managed care backlash Jeremiah A Barondess M D President Emeritus New York Academy of Medicine Professor Emeritus of Medicine Weill Cornell Medical College Barondess points out that the current primary care paradigm increases cost by encouraging referrals and the high technology practice patterns associated with subspecialist care Arnold S Relman M D Professor Emeritus of Medicine and of Social Medicine Harvard Medical School Former Editor in Chief New England Journal of Medicine Relman envisions an efficient and cost effective system of integrated salaried groups of primary care and specialty physicians as opposed to the current profit driven fee for service overly specialized system Jerome P Kassirer M D Distinguished Professor Tufts University School of Medicine Editor in Chief Emeritus New England Journal of Medicine Kassirer believes that there will be no meaningful reform until society confronts the health care giants insurance and

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