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  • Past Meetings and Events - 2007 - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    November 14 2007 Stated Meeting Cambridge Harvard University s New Allston Campus Location House of the Academy Moderator Robert Campbell architect and architecture critic The Boston Globe Speakers Stefan Behnisch principal Behnisch Architekten Christopher Gordon Chief Operating Officer Allston Development Group Harvard University Saturday November 10 2007 Stated Meeting Chicago The Disappearance of Species Audio Location Field Museum of Chicago Welcome John W McCarter Jr President and CEO Field Museum Speakers May Berenbaum Professor of Entomology University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Neil L Shubin Provost of Academic Affairs Field Museum Associate Dean of Organismal and Evolutionary Biology University of Chicago October 2007 October 15 2007 Stated Meeting Stanford Nuclear Power Without Nuclear Proliferation Audio Location Stanford University Welcome John Hennessy President Stanford University Moderator Scott Sagan Co Director Center for International Security and Cooperation Stanford University Panel Alexei Arbatov Program Co Chair for Non Proliferation Carnegie Moscow Center Thomas H Isaacs Director Office of Policy Planning and Special Studies Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory William Perry Michael Barbara Berberian Professor and Senior Fellow Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Stanford University Sunday October 7 2007 Stated Meeting Cambridge Energy and Climate Change Audio Location House of the Academy Moderator Richard Meserve President Carnegie Institution for Science former Chairman U S Nuclear Regulatory Commission Speaker Rosina Bierbaum Dean School of Natural Resources and Environment University of Michigan William Reilly President and CEO Aqua International Partners LP former Administrator Environmental Protection Agency Richard Revesz Dean and Lawrence King Professor of Law New York University School of Law Saturday October 6 2007 227th Induction Ceremony Cambridge Audio Location Sanders Theatre Harvard University Speakers Bonnie Bassler Squibb Professor of Molecular Biology Princeton University Rodney Brooks Panasonic Professor of Robotics MIT Founder and Chief Technology Officer iRobot Corp Christopher Edley Jr Dean Boalt Hall School of Law University of California Berkeley Jessye Norman opera singer and solo recitalist Billie Tsien architect William Henry Bishop Visiting Professor Yale School of Architecture Robert Zimmer President University of Chicago May 2007 Monday May 14 2007 Campus Meeting University of Michigan Ann Arbor Debt and Metaphor Location University of Michigan Host Mary Sue Coleman President University of Michigan Speaker Teresa Sullivan Provost Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Sociology University of Michigan Wednesday May 9 2007 Spring Concert and Annual Meeting Cambridge An Evening of Chamber Music Location House of the Academy Performers Abraham Appleman violin Edward Arron cello Ronald Arron viola Jeewon Park piano Monday May 7 2007 Stated Meeting Chicago Location Northwestern Univeristy Introduction Henry S Bienen President Northwestern University Speakers Darlene Clark Hine Board of Trustees Professor of African American Studies and Professor of History Northwestern University J Larry Jameson Irving S Cutter Professor of Medicine and Incoming Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University Barbara Newman Professor of English Religion and Classics and John Evans Professor of Latin Language and Literature Northwestern University April 2007 Friday Sunday April 27 29 2007 THE PUBLIC GOOD

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  • Past Meetings and Events - 2006 - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Convener Jesse Choper Earl Warren Professor of Public Law University of California Berkeley Moderator Michael Traynor Senior Counsel Cooley Godward Kronish Presenters Deirdre Mulligan Clinical Professor of Law University of California Berkeley Nancy Van House Professor School of Information University of California Berkeley Friday November 17 2006 Campus Meeting University of California San Diego The Birth of Oxygen Welcome Marye Anne Fox Chancellor University of California San Diego Convener Gordon Gill Professor of Medicine Emeritus University of California San Diego Speaker John Abelson Professor of Biochemistry University of California San Francisco Monday November 13 2006 Stated Meeting Cambridge Politics and Knowledge in the Middle East Location House of the Academy Moderator Philip Khoury Associate Provost Massachusetts Institute of Technology Panel John Waterbury President American University of Beirut Itamar Rabinovich President Tel Aviv University Sari Nusseibeh President Al Quds University Saturday November 11 2006 Stated Meeting Chicago War and Peace in the Operas of Guiseppe Verdi Location Gleacher Center University of Chicago Speaker Philip Gossett Robert W Render Distinguished Service Professor of Music History University of Chicago Performers Quinn Kelsey University of Chicago Motet Choir Marjorie Owens University of Chicago Motet Choir under the direction of James Kallembach October 2006 Monday October 30 2006 Meeting Cambridge Our Undemocratic Constitution Where the US Constitution Goes Wrong and How We the People Can Correct it Speaker Sanford Levinson W St John Garwood and W St John Garwood Jr Centennial Chair and Professor of Law University of Texas Law School Respondents Barney Frank US Congress D Massachusetts Robert Post David Boies Professor of Law Yale Law School Saturday October 7 2006 Sanders Theatre Harvard University 226th Induction Ceremony September 2006 Thursday September 7 2006 Meeting New York The Broken Branch How Congress is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track Cohosted by New York University s John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress Location New York University Speakers Norman Ornstein American Enterprise Institute Thomas Mann Brookings Institution May 2006 May 31 2006 Panel Presentation The Massachusetts Health Insurance Plan How will it work Is it a Model for the Nation Location House of the Academy Moderator Robert Pozen Chairman of MFS Investment Management Panel Samuel Thier Professor of Medicine and Professor of Health Care Policy Harvard Medical School Timothy R Murphy Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services John W Rowe M D Executive Chairman of Aetna Inc Jonathan Gruber Professor of Economics MIT May 18 2006 Joint Academy and Cambridge Public Library Special Lecture John Kenneth Galbraith Honor Lecture Location House of the Academy Speaker Stephen Breyer Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court May 10 2006 Cambridge Stated Meeting and Annual Meeting Threats to the Rule of Law State Courts Public Expectations and Political Attitudes Location House of the Academy Speakers Margaret Marshall Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts Ronald M George Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court April 2006 April 21 2006 Spring Concert Location House of the Academy Performers Abraham Appleman violin

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  • Past Meetings and Events - 2005 - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    1895th Stated Meeting Is Science Under Siege Location New York NY Speaker Harold Varmus President and Chief Executive Officer of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center November 9 2005 1894th Cambridge Stated Meeting Location House of the Academy Presentation by David McCullough Pulitzer Prize winning author October 2005 October 19 2005 University of Washington Campus Meeting Location Seattle WA Host Mark Emmert President University of Washington Co Host Leslie Berlowitz Chief Executive Officer American Academy of Arts and Sciences October 17 2005 UC Berkeley Campus Meeting Location Berkeley CA Host Robert J Birgeneau Chancellor UC Berkeley Co Host Leslie Berlowitz Chief Executive Officer American Academy of Arts and Sciences Moderator Jesse H Choper Professor of Law Boalt Hall School of Law UC Berkeley Presenters Randy Schekman Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology UC Berkeley Marjorie Shultz Professor of Law Boalt Hall School of Law UC Berkeley October 14 2005 Stanford University Campus Meeting Location Stanford CA Host John L Hennessy President Stanford University Co Host Leslie Berlowitz Chief Executive Officer American Academy of Arts and Sciences Presenter David M Kennedy Professor of History Stanford University October 8 2005 1893rd Cambridge Stated Meeting and National Induction Ceremony Location House of the Academy May 2005 May 12 2005 1892nd Stated Meeting George Washington University Campus Constitutions Under Stress International and Historical Perspectives Location Washington D C Charles Fried Beneficial Professor of Law Harvard University Geoffrey Stone Harry Kalven Jr Distinguished Service Professor of Law University of Chicago Kim Lane Scheppele John J O Brien Professor of Comparative Law Sociology University of Pennsylvania Patricia M Wald Former Chief Judge U S Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit May 11 2005 1891st Cambridge Stated Meeting and 224th Annual Meeting America In Principle Location House of The Academy Alan Brinkley Provost and Allan Nevins Professor of American History Columbia University Denis Donoghue Henry James Professor in English and American Letters New York University May 5 2005 A Discussion on Democracy and Islam Location House of The Academy Shirin Ebadi Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2003 April 2005 April 21 2005 225th Anniversary Celebration Commemorative Ceremony Founding of the Academy 1780 2005 Location House of The Academy Readings from the letters of John and Abigail Adams A performance by the Lydian String Quartet Tributes from Margaret Marshall Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Samuel W Bodman United States Secretary of Energy Stephen G Breyer Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court Edward M Kennedy D Mass United States Senator April 6 2005 1890th Stated Meeting with the Boston Athenaeum An Evening with Robert Pinsky Location House of The Academy Presentation by Robert Pinsky Professor of English Boston University and former US Poet Laureate March 2005 March 9 2005 1889th Cambridge Stated Meeting and S T Lee Lecture in the Humanities Images of Power in Shakespeare Location House of The Academy Presentation by Stephen Greenblatt Cogan University Professor Harvard University February 2005 February 28 2005 1888th Stated Meeting Universities as Urban

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  • Past Meetings and Events - 2004 - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Health Research Institute spoke on Stress and Equanimity in Turbulent Times November 10 2004 1884th Stated Meeting Location Cambridge MA The Academy s 1884th Stated Meeting was held at the House of the Academy on November 10 2004 Loren Graham Professor of the History of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Jean Michel Kantor a mathematician from the Institut Mathématiques de Jussieu Université Paris gave a talk entitled Russian Religious Mystics and French Rationalists Mathematics 1900 1930 October 2004 October 30 2004 1883rd Stated Meeting Location Western Center Seattle WA The Academy s 1883rd Stated Meeting was held at the Seattle Art Museum on October 30 2004 Harvey Fineberg President of the Institute of Medicine gave a talk entitled The Predicament of American Healthcare October 9 2004 1882nd Stated Meeting and National Induction Ceremony Location Cambridge MA The Academy s 1882nd Stated Meeting and National Induction Ceremony was held on October 9 2004 Read the Press Release September 2004 September 28 2004 Lecture and Fall Reception Location Cambridge MA The Academy hosted a lecture on September 28 2004 entitled Perspectives on the National Elections 2004 which was followed by a Fall Reception The event took place at the House of the Academy The speakers were Howard Gardner John H Elisabeth A Hobbs Professor of Education at Harvard University Ernest May Charles Warren Professor of History at Harvard University and Sidney Verba Carl H Pforzheimer University Professor at Harvard University May 2004 May 27 2004 Spring Program and Reception for Fellows and Visiting Scholars Location Cambridge MA The Academy hosted a Spring Program and Reception for Fellows and Visiting Scholars at the House of the Academy on Thursday May 27 2004 at 4 30 p m James Carroll chair of the Visiting Scholars Program moderated as Members of the 2003 2004 class of Visiting Scholars gave brief talks about their experiences at the Academy and updates on their current research May 12 2004 1881st Stated Meeting and 224th Annual Meeting Location Cambridge MA The Academy s 1881st Stated Meeting was held at the House of the Academy on May 12 2004 at 5 30 p m May Berenbaum of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Tom Eisner of Cornell University John Hildebrand of the University of Arizona and Jerrold Meinwald of Cornell University spoke about Bugs Behavior and Biomolecules The Naturalist s Guide to the Future May 3 2004 Understated Meeting Location Cambridge MA Sanford Levinson of the UT Austin School of Law and Philip Heymann of Harvard Law School gave a talk entitled Contemplating Torture and Lesser Forms of Highly Coercive Interrogation at the House of the Academy April 2004 April 14 2004 1880th Stated Meeting and Joint Meeting with the Boston Athenaeum Location Cambridge MA The Academy s 1880th Stated Meeting was held at the House of the Academy on April 14 2004 at 6 00 p m Peter Galison of Harvard University gave a talk entitled Einstein s Clocks Poincaré s Maps Empires of Time

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  • Past Meetings and Events - 2003 - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    and Robert C Merton of Harvard University spoke The Talcott Parsons Prize was awarded at this event to William Julius Wilson of Harvard University November 3 2003 1875th Stated Meeting Location New York The 1875th Stated Meeting was held at The Century Association in New York on November 3 2003 at 5 00 p m Robert E Rubin of Citigroup Inc and Former U S Secretary of the Treasury gave a talk entitled The Economic Outlook and Current Policy Issues November 1 2003 1874th Stated Meeting Location Mid West Center The 1874th Stated Meeting Mid West Center was held at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago on November 1 2003 at 5 30 p m Michael Turner of the University of Chicago gave a talk entitled The Absurd Universe October 2003 October 29 2003 1873rd Stated Meeting Location Research Triangle Park NC The 1873rd Stated Meeting was held at The National Humanities Center in North Carolina at 5 00 p m Walter E Dellinger III of Duke University gave a talk entitled The Supreme Court and American Democracy 2004 Professor Dellinger was introduced by John Hope Franklin October 11 2003 Annual Induction of New Members Location Cambridge MA The Academy held its Induction Ceremony for the Fellows and Foreign Honorary Members from the class of 2003 in Cambridge MA Lawyer and philanthropist William H Gates Sr MIT professor and Akamai founder Frank Thomson Leighton chemist Carolyn R Bertozzi and chair of Princeton University s Department of English Michael Wood spoke at the ceremony which also featured a performance by prominent operatic baritone Sherrill Milnes Read the Press Release September 2004 September 13 2003 1871st Stated Meeting Location Western Center The 1871st Stated Meeting Western Center was held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on September 13 2003 Stephanie Barron Vice President of Education and Public Programs Senior Curator Modern Art and Contemporary Art Los Angeles County Museum of Art gave a lecture entitled Old Masters Impressionists and Moderns French Masterworks from the State Pushkin Museum Moscow A Story of Collecting In addition Thomas Crow Director Getty Research Institute gave a talk entitiled Collecting and Display as Subjects for History Spring Reception for Fellows and Visiting Scholars June 3 2003 The Spring Reception for Fellows and Visiting Scholars was held on Tuesday June 3 from 4 30 p m 6 30 p m at the House of the Academy Cambridge MA May 2003 May 15 2003 1870th Stated Meeting at the Library of Congress Location Washington DC Judith Resnick Yale University School of Law Danny J Boggs Judge U S Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit F James Sensenbrenner US House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary and Abner J Mikva University of Chicago School of Law discussed Congress and the Courts Independence of the Federal Judiciary A panel discussion followed The event took place at the Library of Congress in Washington D C May 14 2003 1869th Stated Meeting and 223rd Annual Meeting The Inaugural S T Lee Lecture in

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  • Past Meetings and Events - 2002 - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Stated Meeting took place in the wine country of Napa Valley California on Saturday November 2 2002 The communication was presented by Carole P Meredith Professor of Vitaculture and Enology at the University of California Davis Dr Meredith is a renowned specialist in the DNA and genealogy of grapes The event was preceded by a tour of COPIA The American Center for Wine Food the Arts October 2002 The Comedy of Errors as Early Experimental Shakespeare Minneapolis Minnesota The 1862nd Stated Meeting sponsored by the Midwest Center was held at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts on the evening of Saturday October 26 2002 The communication given by David Bevington University of Chicago was entitled The Comedy of Errors as Early Experimental Shakespeare The talk was preceded by a private tour of the exhibition American Sublime Epic Landscape of our Nation 1820 1880 Induction The Induction Ceremony for newly elected Fellows and Foreign Honorary Members took place at the 1861st Stated Meeting held on Saturday October 5 2002 at Sanders Theater on the Harvard University campus The ceremony was preceded by an afternoon orientation session at the House of the Academy new members were introduced to the Academy s history programs and publications May 2002 Global Climate Change and the Making of a Report to the President of the United States Western Center In the spring of 2001 President George W Bush issued a special request to the National Academy of Sciences for an analysis of current scientific thinking on global warming On May 18 2002 at the 1860th Stated Meeting UC Irvine Chancellor Ralph Cicerone discussed the findings of the report which he authored in a communication entitled Global Climate Change and the Making of a Report to the President The commentator for the evening was Nobel laureate F Sherwood Rowland Donald Bren Research Professor of Chemistry and Earth System Science at UC Irvine Literature and Religion Annual Meeting Novelist E L Doctorow the Lewis and Loretta Gluckman Professor in American Letters at New York University presented a communication entitled Literature and Religion at the Academy s Annual Meeting the 1859th Stated Meeting on May 8 2002 The author of The Book of Daniel Billy Bathgate and other noted books Doctorow is known for his skillful blending of fiction and fact into the reconstruction of eras in American History April 2002 A Report Card on Education and Reform On April 10 Marshall S Smith Professor of Education at Stanford University presented A Report Card on Education and Reform at the 1858th Stated Meeting of the Academy At this meeting the Academy honored Dr Howard Hiatt for his leadership of The Initiatives for Children Program and Professor Frederick Mosteller for a lifetime of contributions to the evaluation of education reform March 2002 Congress and the Supreme Court On March 21 2002 Senator Charles Schumer D New York and Judge J Harvie Wilkinson III U S Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals discussed the changing relationship between Congress and the Court at a

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  • Past Meetings and Events - 2001 - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    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 Past Meetings and Events 2001 December 2001 December 10 2001 American Academy Scrutinizes Just War Doctrine Location House of the Academy Speakers J Bryan Hehir and Roy Mottahedeh Click here for a transcript of this event November 2001 November 28 2001 1852nd Stated Meeting New York NY A Conversation with the Presidents Speakers Lee C Bollinger Columbia University John Sexton New York University November 3 2001 1850th Stated Meeting Monterey CA Engineering the Ocean Location Monterey Bay Aquarium Speaker Marcia K McNutt Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute October 2001 October 13 2001 1848th Stated Meeting Cambridge MA National Induction Ceremony May 2001 May 9 2001 Annual Meeting Cambridge MA Race in America Looking Back Looking Forward Speaker John Hope Franklin Duke University Moderator Henry Louis Gates Jr Harvard University April 2001 April 11 2001 1846th Stated Meeting The Changing Climate for Nuclear Power in the United States Speaker Richard A Meserve US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Moderator Ernest Moniz MIT March 2001 March 19 2001 1845th Stated Meeting New York Challenges in a New Century The Engaged Intellectual March 14 2001 1844th Stated Meeting Cambridge MA The Physicist as Novelist Speaker Alan Lightman MIT March 3 2001 Chinese Art and Authenticity 1843rd Stated Meeting Location Western Center Speaker James Cahill University of California Berkeley February 2001 February 14 2001 1842nd Stated Meeting Cambridge MA The New Economy and Racial Inequality Speaker William Julius Wilson Harvard University January 2001 January 10 2001 1841st Stated Meeting Cambridge MA Census 2000 and

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  • Past Meetings and Events - 2000 - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    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 Past Meetings and Events 2000 December 2000 December 6 2000 1840th Stated Meeting Cambridge Gender and Inequality Old Answers New Questions Linda Kerber and Robert Post November 2000 November 8 2000 1839th Stated Meeting Cambridge Growing Inequalities It s Good for the Rich Is it Bad for the Poor Bulletin article Christopher Jencks and David Ellwood October 2000 October 28 2000 1838th Stated Meeting Midwest Center Toward Global Justice Martha Nussbaum October 14 2000 1837th Stated Meeting Cambridge National Induction Ceremony September 2000 September 14 2000 CISS Conference Washington DC The ICC and US National Security July 2000 July 15 2000 1836th Stated Meeting Los Angeles Theater and Society The Poison Tree June 2000 June 6 2000 1835th Stated Meeting Paris France Paris Stated Meeting May 2000 May 10 2000 1834th Stated Meeting Annual Meeting Cambridge MA 220th Anniversary Celebration April 2000 April 12 2000 1833rd Stated Meeting Cambridge Genes and Cognitive Abilities and Disabilities Robert Plomin March 2000 March 8 2000 1832nd Stated Meeting Cambridge The Ingredients of Language Steven Pinker February

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