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  • Academy President - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    remarks from Jonathan Fanton s service to the American Academy Additional speeches and remarks by Dr Fanton are available at jonathanfanton com 2033rd Stated Meeting From Local to Global Public Research Universities in the 21st Century February 4 2016 2032nd Stated Meeting Water California in a Global Context February 2 2016 2031st Stated Meeting Consensus Controversy in Science Genes GMOs and Climate February 1 2016 Human Performance Enhancement Workshop January 21 2016 2029th Stated Meeting Fear and Democracy Reflections on Security and Freedom December 7 2015 2028th Stated Meeting The Crisis in Legal Education December 4 2015 Reception at the British Academy for American Academy Members November 24 2015 Roundtable Discussion and Reception at Université Paris Sorbonne November 23 2015 2027th Stated Meeting Inaugural Distinguished Morton L Mandel Annual Public Lecture November 11 2015 American Academy Symposium Making Justice Accessible November 11 2015 Dædalus Authors Workshop New Dilemmas In Ethics Technology And War November 4 2015 2026th Stated Meeting Scientific Advances and their Impact on Society October 21 2015 Induction 2015 October 9 11 2015 Meeting with Foreign Honorary Members in Russia September 24 2015 Re Imagining the Global Nuclear Order Workshop September 21 2015 2022nd Stated Meeting Evolving Role of Technology in Higher Education September 17 2015 Symposium on Cognitive Computing June 18 2015 The Columbus Partnership May 14 2015 The Global Nuclear Future The Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty Grand Bargain May 4 2015 Restoring the Foundation Reviving the U S Science Engineering and Technology Enterprise April 30 2015 Dædalus Event on Successful Aging of Societies April 21 2015 2020th Stated Meeting Technology Surveillance and the Contemporary Self April 16 2015 MIT Online Learning Summit April 8 2015 Lincoln Project Regional Forum New York April 6 2015 Teaching and the Digital Humanities Symposium at Emory University April 2 2015

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  • Staff - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Accounting Manager 617 576 5025 Samantha Carney Program Officer Education Policy 617 576 5082 Susan Chudd Manager of Human Resources and Organizational Development for employment inquiries 617 576 5092 Daniel Cuzzolino Chief of Staff 617 576 5070 Steven W Dansby Director of Finance 617 576 5028 Joseph Dumer Network Administrator 617 441 6110 Jonathan F Fanton President 617 576 5010 View the Academy President Page Visit Jonathan Fanton s personal website Carolyn Fuqua Senior Research Associate Humanities Indicators 202 233 0825 Francesca Giovannini Senior Program Officer Global Security and International Affairs 617 576 5083 Kristin L Gustafson Associate Director of Membership 617 576 5017 Geoff Jewett Facilities Manager 617 576 5039 Shalin Jyotishi Program Coordinator for the Initiative on Science Engineering and Technology 617 441 6124 Nora N Khan Senior Editorial Associate 617 576 5016 Dorothy Koveal Senior Policy Fellow 617 576 5068 Julian Kronick Program Coordinator Humanities Education and the Arts 617 576 5024 Michele Lavoie Archivist 617 441 6128 Alison Leaf Hellman Fellow in Science and Technology Policy 617 576 5084 Peter Ljutich Research Associate 617 576 5031 Margret McClelland Assistant Archivist 617 441 6128 Laurie McDonough Morton L Mandel Director of Membership Engagement 617 441 6172 Kathryn Moffat Program Coordinator Global Security and International Affairs 617 576 5005 Courtney Mongell Communications Associate 617 576 5004 Sara Monteabaro Morton L Mandel Presidential Fellow 617 441 6125 Mark Murphy Associate Director of Development Director of Institutional Giving 617 576 5049 Dave Nuscher Chief Communications Officer 617 576 5043 David Pearson Associate Director of Development Director of the Annual Fund 617 576 5015 Sonja Plesset Chief Advancement Officer 617 576 5037 Judith Polgar Director of Events 617 576 5061 Francesca Purcell Program Officer Education Policy 617 576 5021 John Randell Program Director Science Technology and Global Security 617 576 5029

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  • Academy Bylaws - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    list of proposed membership candidates to the Council for its review and discussion The Council may remove any name from the proposed list of new members The Council shall submit its final list of recommended Fellows and Foreign Honorary Members to the Board Section 2 Members of the Council There shall be up to nineteen voting Council members including the Chair of the Council plus ex officio members as provided in these Bylaws The Council shall include two voting Council members from each Class of membership and up to eight additional voting Council members who represent the membership at large The Council may include members of the Trust The Council members shall represent a diversity of regions disciplines and professions Section 3 Terms and Election Council members shall be proposed by the Nominating Committee approved by the Board and then elected by the Fellows for terms of four years Council members shall be eligible to serve no more than two consecutive four year terms Council members may be reelected after an interval of one year from the completion of their second term There shall be staggered terms of office for Council members so that one fourth of the Council shall be up for election each year or if the number does not evenly divide by four the Council shall be divided as close to one fourth as possible Section 4 Council Meetings The Council shall ordinarily meet at least twice a year A majority of Council members shall constitute a quorum at all meetings of the Council When a quorum is present voting at any meeting shall be by majority vote except as required by law the Academy s Charter or these Bylaws Section 5 Vacancy Resignation and Removal Any vacancies in a Council member position occurring prior to the expiration of the term may be filled by the Chair of the Council with approval of the Chair of the Board until the next regularly scheduled election cycle Any Council member may resign at any time by giving written notice of such resignation to the Chair of the Council Any Council member may be removed for cause by the affirmative vote of two thirds of the members of the Board at a special meeting called for that purpose provided that such Council member is given at least thirty calendar days notice of the proposed removal the reasons for removal and an opportunity to be heard at the meeting The notice of the proposed removal shall be included in the notice of the meeting ARTICLE V Trust Section 1 General Powers There shall be a Trust that advises the Board primarily on such matters as investment development finance real estate and public relations and may also be consulted on other matters such as studies and projects and regional activities in support of the intellectual goals of the Academy Section 2 Members of the Trust There shall be at least eight members of the Trust and not more than twenty five The Trust shall include the Chair of the Trust and such other Officers as may be deemed necessary for the work of the Trust Section 3 Terms and Appointment Trust members shall be proposed by the Nominating Committee and shall be appointed by the Board of Directors for terms of four years Trust members shall be eligible to serve no more than two consecutive four year terms Such Trust members may be reappointed after an interval of one year from the completion of their second term There shall be staggered terms of office for Trust members so that one fourth of the Trust shall be up for appointment each year or if the number does not evenly divide by four the Trust shall be divided as close to one fourth as possible Section 4 Trust Meetings The Trust shall ordinarily meet at least twice a year A majority of Trust members shall constitute a quorum at all meetings of the Trust When a quorum is present voting at any meeting shall be by majority vote except as required by law the Academy s Charter or these Bylaws Special meetings of the Trust may be called by a majority of the voting members of the Trust or by the Chair of the Trust Section 5 Resignation and Removal Any Trust member may resign at any time by giving written notice of such resignation to the Chair of the Trust Any Trust member may be removed for cause by the affirmative vote of two thirds of the members of the Board at a special meeting called for that purpose provided that such Trust member is given at least seven days notice of the proposed removal the reasons for removal and an opportunity to be heard at the meeting The notice of the proposed removal shall be included in the notice of the meeting ARTICLE VI Officer Descriptions Section 1 Chair of the Board of Directors The Chair of the Board of Directors an Officer of the Academy shall oversee the affairs of the Academy in consultation with the Board shall ensure the proper functioning of the Board and shall preside at meetings of the Board The Chair of the Board shall submit nominations of committee chairs to the Board for appointment by the Board In the absence of the Chair of the Board a Vice Chair or other officer may preside at meetings of the Board The Chair of the Board shall be an ex officio voting member of the Council the Trust and all committees of the Academy except the Audit Committee Upon nomination by the Nominating Committee and approval of the nomination by the Board the Chair of the Board shall be elected by the Fellows for a term of four years Section 2 Chair of the Council The Chair of the Council a Vice Chair of the Board and Officer of the Academy shall oversee the work of the Council with the advice of the members of the Council shall ensure the proper functioning of the Council and shall preside at meetings of the Council In the absence of the Chair of the Council a Vice Chair or other member of the Council may preside at meetings of the Council The Chair of the Council shall be an ex officio voting member of the Trust and all committees overseeing studies commissions and publications Upon nomination by the Nominating Committee and approval of the nomination by the Board the Chair of the Council shall be elected by the Fellows for a term of four years Section 3 Chair of the Trust The Chair of the Trust a Vice Chair of the Board and Officer of the Academy shall oversee the work of the Trust with the advice of the members of the Trust shall ensure the proper functioning of the Trust and shall preside at meetings of the Trust In the absence of the Chair of the Trust a Vice Chair or other member of the Trust may preside at meetings of the Trust The Chair of the Trust shall be an ex officio voting member of the Council and all committees responsible for financial and public relations except the Audit Committee Upon nomination by the Nominating Committee and approval of the nomination by the Board the Chair of the Trust shall be elected by the Fellows for a term of four years Section 4 Treasurer The Treasurer an Officer of the Academy shall oversee the financial affairs of the Academy and shall serve as an ex officio voting member of the Trust Council and all committees charged with overseeing the Academy s finances except the Audit Committee The Treasurer shall perform such duties as may be requested by the Board and shall report annually to the membership Upon nomination by the Nominating Committee and approval of the nomination by the Board the Treasurer shall be elected by the Fellows for a term of four years Section 5 Secretary The Secretary an Officer of the Academy shall oversee the proceedings documents minutes and records of the Academy The Secretary shall oversee the membership selection process The Secretary shall serve as an ex officio voting member of the Council the Trust and the Membership Committee Upon nomination by the Nominating Committee and approval of the nomination by the Board the Secretary shall be elected by the Fellows for a term of four years Section 6 President The President an Officer of the Academy shall be a previously elected Fellow of the Academy and shall be appointed by the Board to a term of not more than five years which shall then on recommendation by the Board be renewable by a vote of the Fellows The President shall be responsible to the Board in the administration of the policies of the Academy as established by the Board and shall provide the intellectual and administrative leadership of the Academy as its chief executive The President shall be an ex officio voting member of the Council the Trust and all committees of the Academy except the Audit and Compensation Committees ARTICLE VII Committees of the Board of Directors Section 1 Committee Powers and Responsibilities The Board delegates certain powers and responsibilities to the committees of the Board to advance the affairs of the Academy Committees responsible directly to the Board shall be the Audit Committee the Nominating Committee the Finance Committee the Investment Committee and the Compensation Committee Members of these committees shall be appointed by the Board for terms of one year upon nomination by the Nominating Committee The committee may include members who are not members of the Board The Chair of each committee shall be a member of the Board of Directors and appointed by the Board for terms of one year upon nomination by the Chair of the Board Action items by these committees shall be reported to the Board and approved by the Board where indicated in these bylaws Each committee shall have a defined set of principles of operation The Chair of the Board of Directors in consultation with the Board may from time to time create such other committees as needed to address the affairs of the Academy Section 2 Executive Committee The Board of Directors may establish an Executive Committee that shall possess and may exercise the powers vested in the Board of Directors between meetings of the Board except as otherwise provided in these Bylaws The Executive Committee shall not have the authority to revise bylaws and shall not have the authority to remove Officers Directors Council members or Trust members Actions taken by the Executive Committee shall be reported to the Board The Executive Committee shall be appointed by the Board and shall be composed of at least five members of the Board including the Chair of the Board Chair of Council and Chair of the Trust The Chair of the Board shall serve as Chair of the Executive Committee and shall preside at meetings of the committee In the absence of the Chair of the Executive Committee a Vice Chair or other Board member may preside at meetings of the Executive Committee A majority of Executive Committee members shall constitute a quorum at all meetings of the Executive Committee When a quorum is present voting at any meeting shall be by a majority vote except as required by law the Academy s Charter or these Bylaws Section 3 Nominating Committee There shall be a Nominating Committee that is responsible for identifying recruiting and recommending Officers Directors to serve on the Board Directors and Council members for election by the Fellows and Trust members and committee members for appointment by the Board of Directors The Nominating Committee shall propose to the Board of Directors a slate of Fellows to serve as Officers Directors and Council members Fellows may submit to the Nominating Committee nominations for open positions during a time designated for nomination submissions The Nominating Committee shall consult with the members of the Academy and the chairs of appropriate committees in proposing the slate The committee shall nominate Fellows who have been or have the potential to be active in the affairs of the Academy The final slate will normally have one candidate for each position However nominations submitted by a written petition signed by at least seventy five Fellows and delivered to the Secretary not less than 30 calendar days before the scheduled election shall be considered duly nominated and the candidates must appear on the ballot in addition to any others whom the Nominating Committee may designate Once the slate including any candidates submitted by petition is approved by the Board of Directors it shall be submitted to the Fellows for election The Board shall determine the process for contested elections The election shall be by mail ballot or electronic ballot of the Fellows in accordance with Massachusetts law The election results shall be registered by the Secretary and the list of new Officers Directors and Council members shall be distributed to the members The Nominating Committee shall submit nominations for appointment by the Board for Trust members and members of committees identified in these Bylaws or as directed by the Board The Chair of the Board shall nominate members of the Nominating Committee who are appointed by the Board The Nominating Committee shall consist of at least seven members and may include representatives from the Council the Trust and the Board The Nominating Committee shall include at least two members who are not also members of the Council the Trust or the Board The Board shall designate one of the appointed members to serve as Chair of the Nominating Committee Section 4 Finance Committee There shall be a Finance Committee of not fewer than five members that shall oversee the Academy s finances and ensure that appropriate use is made of its resources in order to sustain its long term well being It shall review approve and recommend to the Board for its approval the annual budget of the Academy Section 5 Investment Committee There shall be an Investment Committee of not fewer than five members that shall be charged with the responsibility for the management of the Academy s endowment and other invested funds It shall engage such outside investment professionals as may be appropriate in the exercise of its responsibilities It shall collaborate closely with the Finance Committee in order to ensure that the Academy s invested assets appropriately support the Academy s budgeted activities Section 6 Audit Committee There shall be an Audit Committee of not fewer than five members that shall seek to assure the integrity of the Academy s activities the preservation and proper accounting of its assets and the application and use of appropriate financial accounting and other procedures in the conduct of the Academy s affairs The Board shall appoint an Audit Committee which shall not include employees of the Academy though employees may be called upon to assist the Committee in its work The Chair of the Audit Committee may invite the Chair of the Board the President or others to attend committee meetings The Audit Committee shall appoint and review the results of independent auditors who shall be hired to provide an annual audit of the Academy s finances and shall undertake such other activities as are provided for in its charter which shall be reviewed and approved by the Board It shall have the responsibility of certifying and recommending to the Board the approval of the Academy s audited financial statements and tax returns The Audit Committee shall have the authority to hire independent legal counsel to facilitate its work Section 7 Compensation Committee There shall be a Compensation Committee of not fewer than five members that shall oversee the compensation practices of the Academy for all of its employees including the President whose performance it shall annually evaluate It is charged with ensuring that these practices are appropriate for a nonprofit organization under the laws of the State of Massachusetts and the United States Government It shall engage experienced independent compensation consultants in the exercise of its responsibilities It may also engage independent legal counsel as necessary ARTICLE VIII Committees of the Council Section 1 Committee Powers and Responsibilities The Council delegates certain powers and responsibilities to committees to advance the affairs of the Council Committees responsible directly to the Council shall be the Membership Committee and the Committee on Studies and Publications Members of these committees shall be appointed by the Board for terms of one year upon nomination by the Nominating Committee The committee may include members who are not members of the Council The Chair of each committee shall be a member of the Council and appointed by the Board for a term of one year upon nomination by the Chair of the Board Action items by these committees shall be reported to the Council Each committee shall have a defined set of principles of operation The Chair of the Council in consultation with the Board may from time to time create such other committees as needed to address the affairs of the Council Section 2 Membership Committee There shall be a Membership Committee appointed by the Board that shall manage the nomination and appraisal process for all Fellows and Foreign Honorary Members It shall include the chairs of the five classes of Fellows The Class Chairs of the Membership Committee shall be appointed to serve for terms of one year which may be renewed Section 3 Committee on Studies and Publications There shall be a Committee on Studies and Publications appointed by the Board that shall review and recommend to the Council and the Board for their approval all academic studies and commissions as the Academy may from time to time initiate It shall recommend to the Finance Committee and the Board for their approval the allocation of such resources as may be necessary in support of these initiatives The Committee shall also advise the Council

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  • Financial Statements - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    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 Home Financial Statements Financial Statements Audited Financial Statements The audited financial statements of the Academy provide detailed information regarding the financial activities for the fiscal year ending on March 31 Included in the report is the opinion letter from the Academy s independent accounting firm Alexander Aronson Finning Co P C Audited Financial Statements FY 2015 PDF 686 KB Audited Financial Statements FY 2014 PDF 1 64 MB Form 990 As a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization the Academy files annually Form 990 with the Internal Revenue Service The form provides financial information about the Academy s assets investments revenues and expenses Form 990 FY 2015 12 months ending March 31 2015 PDF 650 KB Form 990 FY 2015 3 months ending June 30 2015 PDF 641 KB Form 990 FY 2014 PDF 570 KB Our Projects Academy projects

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  • Affiliates of the American Academy
    advance the common good The Academy and the members of its Affiliates Program share a commitment to the vitality of higher education and the value of research By partnering with the Academy in its endeavors the Affiliates provide a critical public service University Name Title Amherst College Carolyn A Biddy Martin President Arizona State University Michael M Crow President Boston University Robert A Brown President Bowdoin College Clayton S Rose President Brown University Christina Paxson President California Institute of Technology Thomas F Rosenbaum President The City University of New York James B Milliken Chancellor Columbia University Lee C Bollinger President Cornell University Elizabeth Garrett President Dartmouth College Philip J Hanlon President Duke University Richard H Brodhead President Emory University James W Wagner President George Washington University Steven Knapp President Georgetown University John J DeGioia President Harvard University Drew Gilpin Faust President Indiana University Michael A McRobbie President Johns Hopkins University Ronald J Daniels President Massachusetts Institute of Technology L Rafael Reif President Michigan State University Lou Anna K Simon President New York University Andrew Hamilton President North Carolina State University Randy Woodson Chancellor Northeastern University Joseph Aoun President Northwestern University Morton O Schapiro President Pennsylvania State University Eric J Barron President Pomona College David W Oxtoby President Princeton University Christopher L Eisgruber President Rice University David W Leebron President Rutgers The State University of New Jersey Robert L Barchi President Stanford University John L Hennessy President Syracuse University Kent D Syverud Chancellor and President Texas A M University Michael K Young President Tufts University Anthony P Monaco President University of Arizona Ann Weaver Hart President University of California Berkeley Nicholas B Dirks Chancellor University of California Irvine Howard Gillman Chancellor University of California Los Angeles Gene D Block Chancellor University of California San Diego Pradeep Khosla Chancellor University of California

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  • History - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences Letter from Ebenezer Hazard to James Bowdoin July 8 1780 From its beginnings the Academy has engaged in the critical questions of the day It has brought together the nation s and the world s most distinguished citizens to address social and intellectual issues of common concern and above all to develop ways to translate knowledge into action Since 1780 Academy members have included both those who discover and advance knowledge and those who apply knowledge to the problems of society Working together they have established a legacy of leadership that continues to produce reflective independent and pragmatic studies that inform public policy and lead to constructive action In 1780 sixty two individuals clergymen and merchants scholars and physicians farmers and public leaders signed their names to the Charter of the American Academy Along with John Adams and James Bowdoin the founders included Samuel Adams then a delegate to the Continental Congress John Hancock Governor of Massachusetts and Robert Treat Paine Attorney General of Massachusetts and with Hancock a signer of the Declaration of Independence Before the turn of the century the Academy s Fellowship broadened with the election of George Washington Benjamin Franklin Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton among others During the nineteenth century the elected membership included Daniel Webster Henry Wadsworth Longfellow John J Audubon Louis Agassiz Asa Gray Ralph Waldo Emerson and Alexander Graham Bell In the early decades of the twentieth century membership in the Academy continued to grow as noted scholars scientists and statesmen were elected These individuals included A A Michelson Percival Lowell Alexander Agassiz Charles Steinmetz Charles Evans Hughes Samuel Eliot Morison Albert Einstein Henry Lee Higginson Woodrow Wilson William Howard Taft and Henry Cabot Lodge Over the centuries the Academy has extended honorary membership to prominent

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  • Academy Archives - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    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 Academy Archives The records of the Academy dating back to 1780 reflect the intellectual history of the nation from its earliest years and document the history of Academy membership program initiatives and scholarship In 2005 to mark the 225th anniversary of the Academy an archives facility designed specifically for the cataloging conservation and preservation of historic materials was created at the Academy s headquarters in Cambridge Finding aids to the processed collections and select digital images are available below Processed materials are also available for onsite use by request To submit an inquiry or for more information please contact the Archives Department at or 617 441 6128 Selected Items in the Academy Archives Historical Materials on Deposit in Area Archives Processed Collections with Online Finding Aids Academy Publications in JSTOR Memoirs 1785 1957 Proceedings 1846 1958 Daedalus 1955 Bulletin 1948 Records 1958 2003 Selections from the

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  • House of the Academy - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    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 House of the Academy The first home of the American Academy was the Philosophy Chamber of Harvard College It was there in 1779 that John Adams proposed to the Reverend Samuel Cooper his idea for the formation of an Academy One year later the Massachusetts legislature enacted the Charter of the Academy For the next sixty years the new society used the Philosophy Chamber as its meeting place During the nineteenth century the Academy shared quarters with the Boston Athenæum and later the Massachusetts Historical Society It next moved to 28 Newbury Street in 1904 and remained there until 1955 For a few years the Academy was again peripatetic borrowing meeting places from neighbors Then an arrangement was worked out with the Brandegee Charitable Foundation and the Academy moved to Faulkner Farm in Brookline The Academy remained there until the completion of a brand new house the Academy s first permanent home designed for the Academy at 136 Irving Street in Cambridge in 1981 Breaking ground on the new House of the Academy in Cambridge Massachusetts The completion of the new building brought form to a two hundred year history of intellectual endeavor Made possible through the vision and generosity of Edwin Land the House of the Academy was created to provide an intimate home for scholarly thought Its award winning design by the architectural firm Kallmann McKinnell Wood incorporates many metaphors borrowing elements from ancient Greek cities Renaissance Tuscan villas and the twentieth century American and British Arts and Crafts style The House now stands as a

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