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  • Policy Perspectives on Police Use of Lethal Force - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Technology Global Security and International Affairs American Institutions and the Public Good Publications Overview Dædalus Journal of the Academy Bulletin Magazine of the Academy 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 Policy Perspectives on Police Use of Lethal Force University of California Berkeley February 4 2015 Welcome Nicholas B Dirks Chancellor University of California Berkeley Video Call to Order and Recognition of Jesse H Choper Jonathan F Fanton President American Academy of Arts and Sciences Video Introduction Sujit Choudhry Dean and I Michael Heyman Professor of Law UC Berkeley School of Law Video Presentations Andrea Roth Assistant Professor of Law UC Berkeley School of Law Video Franklin E Zimring William G Simon Professor of Law UC Berkeley School of Law Video Upcoming Meetings and Other Events View the Academy calendar of upcoming meetings and events Friday Forum Schedule View the 2015 2016 Friday

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  • 2016th Stated Meeting: Policy Perspectives on Police Use of Lethal Force - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    on Advancing Research in Science and Engineering also known as ARISE The ARISE I committee also included Susan Graham Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Emerita here at Berkeley The ARISE reports encourage support of early career investigators and the pursuit of high risk high reward research and recommend new models for collaboration among universities business and government in the nation s research system Last September we released our newest report in our ongoing efforts to advance science policy Restoring the Foundation The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream It recommends a greater emphasis on long range planning for science and engineering research while also encouraging funders and policy makers to increase support for basic research that may not yield immediate results but that may ultimately prove transformative in unexpected ways It is my hope that more Fellows at Berkeley and across the nation will become engaged in our work and suggest ways that the Academy might be helpful to them in their own work I invite you to come forward with ideas for studies project and publications the Academy might undertake The topics can be speculative questions on which you would like to consult with other members of the Academy We have created a modest fund to support meetings of members who want to explore topics of common interest And over the next year or two we will create an online database of the current interests of Academy members to make it easier for you to connect with your colleagues This evening I would like to recognize one Academy Fellow in particular who has devoted so much of his time and expertise to our work I don t think there has ever been a faculty member from this campus who has done more for and with the American Academy than Professor Jesse Choper As most of you know Jesse Choper is a distinguished scholar of Constitutional Law He served as law clerk to Chief Justice Earl Warren taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Minnesota and then joined the faculty at Boalt Hall in 1965 serving as dean from 1982 to 1992 He has written several important studies in Constitutional law including Judicial Review and the National Political Process A Functional Reconsideration of the Role of the Supreme Court and Securing Religious Liberty Principles for Judicial Interpretation of the Religion Clauses We honor him this evening for his contributions to the American Academy Elected in 1983 Professor Choper served for eleven years on the Academy s Council and for thirteen years as a member of the Development Committee He chaired the Membership Panel in the Law and led our Western Regional Committee for nearly twenty years He has also been a featured speaker at six different Academy Stated Meetings starting in 1997 with The Current Justices of the US Supreme Court and most recently as a speaker at a 2009 conference on The Public Good the Impact of Information Technology on Society

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  • Replenishing the Innovation Pipeline: The Role of University Research - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Institutions and the Public Good Publications Overview Dædalus Journal of the Academy Bulletin Magazine of the Academy 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 Replenishing the Innovation Pipeline The Role of University Research Stanford University February 3 2015 Welcome Jonathan F Fanton President American Academy of Arts and Sciences Video Introduction John L Hennessy President Stanford University Video Presentations Ann M Arvin Vice Provost and Dean of Research Lucile Salter Packard Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Microbiology Immunology Stanford University Video Carla J Shatz Sapp Family Provostial Professor and Professor of Biology and Neurobiology Stanford University School of Medicine David Starr Jordan Director of Stanford Bio X Video Peter S Kim Virginia and D K Ludwig Professor of Biochemistry Stanford University Member Stanford ChEM H Video Upcoming Meetings and Other Events View the Academy calendar of upcoming meetings and events Friday Forum

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  • 2015th Stated Meeting: Replenishing The Innovation Pipeline—The Role of University Research - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    now 287 current members of the Academy at Stanford and 396 over the history of the Academy including one of Stanford s first faculty members botanist Douglas Houghton Campbell But the Academy s function is not simply to honor excellence in a broad range of disciplines and professions Its members also conduct studies of critical policy questions and debate the most pressing issues of the day Many of you know the story about how the 1906 earthquake toppled a statue of Louis Agassiz that stood above the entrance to Jordan Hall causing it to become embedded in the pavement Stanford s President David Starr Jordan wrote that Somebody Dr Angell perhaps referring to Frank Angell the founding head of the psychology department remarked that Agassiz was great in the abstract but not in the concrete The joke was alluding perhaps to Agassiz s well known resistance to Darwin s theories of evolution Louis Agassiz was a Fellow of the American Academy and participated in 1860 in a famous series of debates at the Academy s headquarters and elsewhere about Darwin s Origin of Species Agassiz s opponents in these debates included William Barton Rogers John A Lowell Francis Bowen and especially the noted botanist Asa Gray a close correspondent of Darwin s The debates lasted from January to May and several other Academy members contributed to the discussion in the ensuing months In the spirit of this lively intellectual exchange we seek to increase the engagement of our members in the life of the Academy I invite you to come forward with ideas for studies projects and publications the Academy might undertake The topics can be speculative questions on which you would like to consult with other members of the Academy We have created a modest fund to support meetings of members who want to explore topics of common interest We are also working to create an online database of the current interests of Academy members to make it easier for you to connect with your colleagues And we very much want the Academy to be a presence around the country not just in Cambridge I hope we can form a program committee for the Palo Alto region and have even more events here Earlier I mentioned that the founding head of the botany department was an Academy Fellow Another great Stanford botanist Cornelius van Niel was awarded the Academy s Rumford Prize in 1967 for his contributions to the understanding of photosynthesis In accepting the award he remarked that man is more than just a biochemical machine His mind has endowed him with the capacity for knowledge and understanding of the consequences of his actions for which he must therefore accept responsibility Academy Fellows accept this responsibility and I think Professor van Niel would be pleased with the current work of the Academy as it contributes to the education of all Americans We convene studies in four broad areas the Humanities Arts and Education Science Engineering and Technology Global

    Original URL path: https://www.amacad.org/content.aspx?d=22017 (2016-02-13)
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  • Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi: Roundtable Discussion - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Schelling Carl Kaysen and Joseph Nye among others met frequently at the Academy to analyze potential policies to ensure global security Such discussions frequently informed policy debates and contributed to the easing of tensions between the two superpowers Since the end of the Cold War the world has seen massive shifts in the distribution of power wealth technology and knowledge These shifts have brought about opportunities but also challenges risks and threats This is a time when policy makers need more help than ever to understand an increasingly complex and unpredictable environment shaped by culture language religion and history as well as by new technologies that open opportunities for social and economic progress but also pose dangers if misused States are increasingly interconnected economically but competition for limited resources complicates these relationships At the same time nonstate actors are playing an ever increasing role in international relations These trends raise many questions How can states manage both competition and cooperation in a peaceful manner In which ways should national sovereignty be rethought so that citizens receive the necessary protection and threats from nonstate actors are contained It is impossible to develop effective responses to contemporary problems without foundations of solid evidence and analysis Yet policy makers must often act quickly during crises with insufficient time for proper scholarly analysis It is therefore critical that we work now to develop a full understanding of the changing character of international relations The most useful scholarship will be built on interdisciplinary dialogue and a genuine interest in examining the facts on the ground free from academic ideological or political bias The wealth of knowledge created across many scholarly fields has never been more indispensable for ensuring global peace and stability It is important that we strengthen the connections between academia and the policy

    Original URL path: https://www.amacad.org/content.aspx?d=22018 (2016-02-13)
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  • Restoring The Foundation: Roundtable Discussion on the National Laboratories - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    rich collaborations with the national labs over the years In fact the very first Stated Meeting of the American Academy to be held in the Midwest was at Fermilab in April 1975 Robert Wilson the first Director of Fermilab described the operation of the Batavia accelerator and introduced the evening s speaker Academy Fellow Valentine Telegdi the Enrico Fermi Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Chicago Professor Telegdi opened his remarks to the Academy reflecting on his mission as a Fellow of the Academy and researcher It is a great burden to be introduced in the Fermilab as the Fermi Professor from the Enrico Fermi Institute This constitutes triple jeopardy to say the least Why then did I accept this assignment First because I feel that belonging to the American Academy is not only an honor but a commitment to communicate Second because I want to convince you that all the technical marvels of this laboratory are nothing but tools in our quest to find simplicity and harmony in nature a quest which must be based on precise and reliable experimental evidence Third because no one in particular not an experimenter working in this laboratory can refuse anything to Bob Wilson A few years later in 1978 University of Chicago physicist and Academy Fellow Robert Sachs chaired a joint American Academy Argonne symposium to examine the controversy surrounding the use of plutonium as an energy source The resulting book National Energy Issues How Do We Decide Plutonium as a Test Case stressed the socioeconomic implications of alternative energy policies such as their effects on income distribution and the political realities that determine national energy policy In the early 1990s the Academy collaborated with the Argonne National Laboratory and the Midwest Consortium of International Security Studies to organize two conferences on global climate change The first focused on international security issues the second on social and economic consequences Among the topics discussed were the economic effects of both global warming and policies to reduce the rate of carbon dioxide emission government and public perceptions of the problems and institutional capacity for dealing with international problems likely to have severe local impacts Subsequent Academy studies have focused on energy and the environment in periods of international political and economic change Our current project on the Alternative Energy Future continues to examine these issues including through the 2011 report Beyond Technology Strengthening Energy Policy through Social Science and a special double issue of the Academy s journal Dædalus The vision behind our recent work area has come from Robert Fri who sadly passed away last month and from his cochair Maxine Savitz who will continue to lead the project The Academy has also been concerned with the state of scientific research in the United States The Academy s 2008 report Advancing Research in Science and Engineering ARISE recommended increased support for early career scientists and high risk high reward research Last year the Academy published a second

    Original URL path: https://www.amacad.org/content.aspx?d=22019 (2016-02-13)
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  • New Dilemmas in Ethics, Technology, and War: Project Meeting - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Aryeh Neier for his mentorship on so many human rights issues My interest in this topic was deepened by my years at the MacArthur Foundation which had a robust interest in accountability through international justice mechanisms How appropriate that the first project begun during my time as President of the American Academy should connect so directly to topics I care deeply about You can count on my support for and engagement in your work Discussions of ethics have emerged and flourished particularly in transitional times when the advancement of knowledge technology and understanding poses both governance challenges and opportunities for societies Ethics may provide a way to guide and inform this transition by redefining what is best for the public good Today we are indeed at one of these inflection points for our nation and for the world Technology including military technology has advanced and spread at an unprecedented pace and with consequences that are not yet fully understood According to a report issued by the Government Accountability Office the number of nations possessing drones has nearly doubled in the last six years growing from forty one in 2007 to seventy six in 2013 Other official sources state that at least one hundred forty countries are developing cyber weapons and the number of cyber warfare operations has dramatically increased Just to give you the scale of this threat the Security Operations Center of the U S Senate receives 13 9 million cyber security breach attempts per day At the same time the rise of transnational insurgency movements and terrorist organizations are flourishing in areas of the world Syria Iraq and Libya are all reminders that together with a new type of high tech war other more conventional security threats have not been solved but continue to linger and worsen For

    Original URL path: https://www.amacad.org/content.aspx?d=22020 (2016-02-13)
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  • Academy Leadership - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    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 Leadership Presidents Chairs of the Board Executive Leaders of the Academy Presidents James Bowdoin 1780 1791 John Adams 1791 1814 Edward Augustus Holyoke 1814 1820 John Quincy Adams 1820 1829 Nathaniel Bowditch 1829 1838 James Jackson 1838 1839 John Pickering 1839 1846 Jacob Bigelow 1846 1863 Asa Gray 1863 1873 Charles Francis Adams 1873 1880 Joseph Lovering 1880 1892 Josiah Parsons Cooke 1892 1894 Alexander Agassiz 1894 1903 William Watson Goodwin 1903 1908 John Trowbridge 1908 1915 Henry Pickering Walcott 1915 1917 Charles Pickering Bowditch 1917 1919 Theodore William Richards 1919 1921 George Foot Moore 1921 1924 Theodore Lyman 1924 1927 Edwin Bidwell Wilson 1927 1931 Jeremiah Denis Matthias Ford 1931 1933 George Howard Parker 1933 1935 Roscoe Pound 1935 1937 Dugald Caleb Jackson 1937 1939 Harlow Shapley 1939 1944 Howard Mumford Jones 1944 1951 Edwin Herbert Land 1951 1954 John Ely Burchard 1954 1957 Kirtley Fletcher Mather 1957 1961 Hudson Hoagland 1961 1964 Paul Abraham Freund 1964 1967 Talcott Parsons 1967 1971 Harvey Brooks 1971 1976 Victor Frederick Weisskopf 1976 1979 Milton Katz 1979 1982 Herman Feshbach 1982 1986 Edward Hirsch Levi 1986 1989 Leo Leroy Beranek 1989 1994 Jaroslav Pelikan 1994 1997 Daniel C Tosteson 1997 2000 James O Freedman 2000 2001 Patricia Meyer Spacks 2001 2006 Emilio Bizzi 2006 2009 Chairs of the Board Louis W Cabot 2010 2013 Don M Randel 2013 Executive Leaders of the Academy Ralph W Burhoe 1947 1967 John Voss 1964 1986 Joel Orlen 1986 1996 Leslie C Berlowitz 1996

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