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  • Press Releases - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    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 American Academy Hosts Workshop on the Next Generation of the Internet 11 14 2008 Press Release CAMBRIDGE Mass On November 13 14 2008 the American Academy hosted the first in a series of workshops exploring scientists understanding of the public The objective of the series is to broaden the interaction between scientists and citizens beyond a one way educational lecture to a two way conversation that explores public concerns about science and technology The Scientists Understanding of the Public Project is support by a grant from the Alfred P Sloan Foundation This first workshop explored the complex interplay between experts who shape the Internet and the citizens who use it Chaired by David D Clark a leader in Internet development former Chair of the Internet Architecture Board and Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory a diverse cross section of scientists and public representatives explored key issues such as safety trust and reliability that shape the user experience and thus inform the potential conversation between citizen user and expert As part of the workshop the participants investigated a number of case studies to better understand citizens reactions to rapid future innovations on the Internet Topics included issues of identity attribution and the provenance of information rights and ownership of personal data and child protection Other workshops in this series include Public Perception of Nuclear Waste Repositories the Spread of Personal Genetic Information the Risks and Benefits of Emerging Energy Technologies Academy in the News 2 10 2016 With money tight chancellor says UC Berkeley must reimagine its future L

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  • Press Releases - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    glass sculpture by world renowned glass artist Lino Tagliapietra The piece from the artist s Dinosaur series has been put on exhibit in the Academy s headquarters building here Tagliapietra of Murano Italy is one of the world s most acclaimed living glass artists He was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the Academy in 2007 and presented the sculpture during a dedication ceremony this month The Academy s American and foreign members include some of the world s most heralded visual artists working in virtually every medium as well as leading scholars and practitioners from many other fields and professions The Academy is so grateful to Maestro Tagliapietra for his generous gift said Academy Chief Executive Officer Leslie Berlowitz It is a magnificent addition to the art collection of our 228 year old institution A testament to his mastery of the art and the science of glassmaking this sculpture perfectly captures the creative energy and brilliance of the artist Tagliapietra was born in 1934 on the island of the centuries old center for Venetian glassmaking Murano He became an apprentice in the glass studio of the internationally known Muranese master Archimede Seguso at the age of eleven and achieved the rank of maestro by age twenty one Throughout his career Tagliapietra has shared his knowledge of traditional Venetian glassblowing techniques with glass artists and audiences around the world and has been largely responsible for a worldwide renaissance in glassblowing A retrospective exhibition of Tagliapietra s work is now at the Smithsonian American Art Museum s Renwick Gallery in Washington D C Founded in 1780 the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems Current Academy research focuses on science and global security social policy the humanities

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    Chancellor Robert Birgeneau University of California Berkeley Law School Dean Christopher F Edley Jr and Berkeley Professor of Economics and recently named Chair of President elect Obama s Council of Economic Advisers Christina Romer will discuss current challenges faced by public universities at an American Academy of Arts and Sciences symposium at U C Berkeley on Tuesday December 2 2008 The panel discussion will be moderated by Jesse Choper the Earl Warren Professor of Public Law at Berkeley Public higher education in America has long been an unrivaled engine of innovation and a pathway to productive careers for millions of students Today these institutions face unprecedented financial pressures looming state budget shortfalls declining endowments and increased reliance on non governmental funding What risks do tough economic conditions pose to access and affordability Is there a larger role for the federal government and if so what strings will be attached What is the role of public universities especially large research universities vis à vis private institutions Is American public higher education losing ground and what will be the impact on U S competitiveness in the global economy WHAT Symposium on Challenges to Public Universities WHO Robert Birgeneau Chancellor University of California Berkeley Christopher F Edley Jr Dean University of California Berkeley Law School Christina Romer Class of 1957 Professor of Economics University of California Berkeley Mark Yudof President University of California WHEN Tuesday December 2 2008 5 30 7 00 p m WHERE Pauley Ballroom Martin Luther King Jr Student Union University of California Berkeley Bancroft Ave at Telegraph Ave Berkeley CA This event is sponsored by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Founded in 1780 the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems Current Academy

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  • Press Releases - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    retirement from the Supreme Court in 2005 Congress has taken steps to control the judicial branch including consideration of limiting the ability of federal judges to travel and prohibiting them from citing foreign law Both federal and state judges believe that the matter of compensation is a major threat to the independence of their branch These issues benefit both from public conversation and scholarly inquiry WHAT Symposium on Judicial Independence WHO Sandra Day O Connor Associate Justice retired Supreme Court of the United States Linda Greenhouse moderator Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence Yale Law School former Supreme Court correspondent The New York Times John Sexton President New York University Richard Revesz Dean New University School of Law Judith Resnik 75 Arthur Liman Professor of Law Yale Law School Viet D Dinh Professor of Law Georgetown University Law Center Bert Brandenberg Executive Director Justice at Stake WHEN Thursday November 6 2008 5 30 7 00 p m WHERE NYU School of Law Tishman Auditorium 40 Washington Square South This event is sponsored by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in collaboration with NYU School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center The American Academy of Arts and Sciences project on the Independence of the Judiciary began in 2002 as an effort to examine the relationship between the Supreme Court and Congress At that time the Court was striking down a series of federal civil rights statutes on the grounds that Congress lacked the constitutional authority to enact them Nothing like that had happened between the Court and Congress since the New Deal In response the Academy formed a committee to determine how it could act as a neutral arbiter to examine the many dimensions of the relationship between Congress and the Court It organized a series of closed door meetings

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    influential leaders of the day The induction ceremony is an opportunity to welcome new members and celebrate the extraordinary history of the organization now in its third century of service to the nation said Chief Executive Officer Leslie Berlowitz Throughout its history Fellows of the Academy have been dedicated to advancing intellectual thought and constructive action in America and the world We are confident that our newest group of Fellows will help us fulfill that mission in significant ways The Academy draws on its distinguished membership to address critical social and intellectual issues through studies publications meetings and symposia The 190 new Fellows and 22 new Foreign Honorary Members are leaders in scholarship business the arts and public affairs They come from 20 states and 15 countries and range in age from 37 to 86 The new members represent universities corporations museums research institutes media outlets and foundations Among this year s inductees are winner of the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine Linda Buck computer company founders Michael Dell Dell Inc and Charles M Geschke and John E Warnock Adobe Systems Inc former Secretary of State George P Shultz former Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sam Nunn astronomer Adam Riess who contributed to the discovery of dark energy in the universe electrical engineer Henry Smith the father of x ray lithography Darwin biographer Janet Browne architect Elizabeth Diller and physicist and arms control expert Sidney Drell Other new Fellows who will participate in the ceremony are university heads France A Córdova Purdue University and Richard Herman University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign research center directors Piermaria Oddone Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and Bruce Stillman Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory seismologist Paul G Richards who applies his work to monitoring underground nuclear test explosions AIDS researcher Judith Lieberman Larry V Hedges

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    been greater The Academy will present the Rumford Prize to former Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger who has collaborated with Shultz Drell Nunn and Perry at a later date In addition to the presentation of the Rumford Prize and remarks by the recipients the program on Sunday includes a symposium featuring several of the nation s leading voices on nuclear energy and nonproliferation including Richard Meserve former chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Robert Rosner director of Argonne National Laboratory Richard K Lester MIT professor of nuclear science and engineering Scott D Sagan co director of the Center for International Security at Stanford University and Steven E Miller director of the International Security Program at Harvard University Berlowitz noted that the Academy is conducting a major study on the Global Nuclear Future with the aim of identifying ways to manage the global spread of nuclear energy so that it does not result in an increase in weapons proliferation or nuclear terrorism The Academy project brings together constituencies that do not typically communicate with one another such as nuclear engineers and social scientists nuclear industry leaders and environmentalists and policymakers and regulators to foster an interdisciplinary and international network of experts on the topic of nuclear energy and security Bios on the Rumford Award recipients follow Sidney D Drell is Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and Professor of Theoretical Physics Emeritus and Deputy Director Emeritus at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center He is a member of the Boards of Governors of Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories He served on the President s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board from 1993 2001 and on the Science Advisory Committee from1966 1971 He is also a member of JASON He received a MacArthur Fellowship in 1984 the Enrico Fermi Award in 2000 the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal in 2001 and the Heinz Award in 2005 He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1971 Sam Nunn is Cochairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nuclear Threat Initiative He served as U S Senator from Georgia from1972 1996 and was Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations He also served on Intelligence and Small Business Committees He was a Georgia State Senator from1968 1972 He is Distinguished Professor at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology Chairman of the Board of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a retired Partner at King Spalding He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1997 William J Perry is Michael and Barbara Berberian Professor at Stanford University with a joint appointment at the School of Engineering and the Institute of International Studies He is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Codirector of the Preventive Defense Project Institute for International Studies He was Secretary

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  • Press Releases - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    toward Russia and its neighbors has become fragmented inconsistent and fleeting Yet Russia and other former Soviet states are increasingly important in the international arena particularly with respect to energy security nuclear nonproliferation illicit trade and terrorism said Leslie Berlowitz Chief Executive Officer and William T Golden Chair of the American Academy The upcoming American presidential election and recent leadership change in Russia provide an opportunity to re think U S Russian relations The Carnegie Corporation grant will enable the Academy to offer the incoming U S administration a broad analytical strategy and concrete recommendations for an American policy toward Russia that could enhance the security and national interests of both countries Robert Legvold the Marshall D Shulman Professor of Political Science at Columbia University and an Academy Fellow will lead the study which will convene a diverse group of academics policymakers business leaders and policy analysts some specialists on Russia and others with a broad interest in U S foreign policy The project will result in a scholarly re analysis of U S policy toward Russia a new coalition of analysts drawn widely from the academic and public policy communities written products that communicate the study s findings and recommendations to various constituencies and outreach efforts to promote the findings and recommendations within the executive and legislative branches of government the media and the policy community The Academy will collaborate on the project with Georgetown University the Carnegie Moscow Center the Ambassadors Group and the U S Russia Roundtable on Human Rights and Democracy among other organizations The American Academy has a distinguished history of research on international security issues particularly arms control and the analysis of U S Russian relations Recently the Academy concluded another study also led by Legvold which produced a series of five books examining

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  • Press Releases - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    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 Expert and Background Sources on Russia Georgia Conflict 8 18 2008 Press Release CAMBRIDGE Mass The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has for several years studied Russia and the former Soviet republics A recent study on security challenges to the international community posed by developments within the former Soviet Union resulted in five volumes including Statehood and Security Georgia after the Rose Revolution 2005 edited by Robert Legvold Columbia University and Bruno Coppieters Vrije Universiteit Brussel This volume features several essays useful for understanding the context of current situation in Georgia Details about this book including Professor Legvold s introduction and two of the essays can be found at https www amacad org content publications publication aspx d 379 The Academy s work on Russia continues Professor Legvold is leading a major reevaluation of U S relations with Russia which will offer comprehensive policy recommendations for the new administration in 2009 Academy in the News 2 10 2016 With money tight chancellor says UC Berkeley must reimagine

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