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  • Yesterday Happened: Remembering H.M. - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    2010 by the Independent Reviewers of New England Video 26 mins PANEL DISCUSSION Robert Desimone is Director of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research and the Doris and Don Berkey Professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology His research focuses on the neural bases of attention and executive control which are frequently abnormal in major mental diseases Prior to joining the McGovern Institute in 2004 he was Director of the Intramural Research Program at the National Institute of Mental Health He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a recipient of numerous awards including the Troland Prize of the National Academy of Sciences and the Golden Brain Award of the Minerva Foundation He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001 Video 8 mins Suzanne Corkin is Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Her research interests include the biological bases of human memory systems cognitive and neural characteristics of healthy aging and natural history and pathophysiology of degenerative disorders such as Alzheimer s disease and Parkinson s disease She worked with H M as he was known to the scientifc community from 1962 until his death in 2008 Her book Permanent Present Tense The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesic Patient H M describes H M s personal story and his groundbreaking contributions to the science of memory Her edited books include The Neurobiology of Alzheimer s Disease 1996 Alzheimer s Disease Amyloid Precursor Proteins Signal Transduction and Neuronal Transplantation 1993 Topics in the Basic and Clinical Science of Dementia 1987 and Memory Dysfunctions An Integration of Animal and Human Research from Preclinical and Clinical Perspectives 1985 Video 8 mins John D

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  • An Evening of Robert Levin and Mozart - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Memorial Library at Harvard University Previously he served as Chair of the Music Department Acting Director of the University Library and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard He taught the history of music at the University of Erlangen the University of Toronto Princeton University and Columbia University before joining the Harvard faculty in 1976 He holds an honorary professorship at the University of Freiburg and is a member of the American Philosophical Society and the Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften He currently serves as Director of the Bach Archiv in Leipzig and President of the Répertoire International des Sources Musicales His publications include Mozart s Requiem 1994 The New Bach Reader 1998 Johann Sebastian Bach The Learned Musician 2000 for which he received the Otto Kinkeldey Award of the American Musicological Society and a facsimile edition with commentary of Mozart s autograph score of The Magic Flute 2009 He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1982 Video 4 mins PRESENTATION Robert Levin is a pianist and the Dwight P Robinson Jr Professor of Music at Harvard University He has been a professor at the Curtis Institute of Music and at SUNY Purchase Resident Director of the Conservatoire américain in Fontainebleau France and professor of piano at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg im Breisgau Germany He has been heard throughout the United States Europe Australia and Asia in recital as soloist and in chamber concerts His solo engagements include the orchestras of Atlanta Berlin Boston Chicago Cleveland Detroit Los Angeles Montreal Philadelphia Toronto Utah and Vienna On period pianos he has appeared with the Academy of Ancient Music the English Baroque Soloists the Handel Haydn Society the London Classical Players the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and

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  • The Future of the American Military - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    C C Prize for lifetime achievement in computer science and engineering He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences and is a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1995 and in 2005 received the Academy s Founders Award He serves as a member of the Academy s Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences Video 9 mins David M Kennedy is the Donald J McLachlan Professor of History Emeritus at Stanford University where he is also Codirector of the Bill Lane Center for the American West and a Senior Fellow in the Woods Institute for the Environment His scholarship is notable for its integration of economic and cultural analysis with social and political history His publications include Birth Control in America The Career of Margaret Sanger 1970 recipient of a Bancroft Prize Over Here The First World War and American Society 1980 and Freedom From Fear The American People in Depression and War 1929 1945 1999 for which he received the 2000 Pulitzer Prize in History He is a member of the American Philosophical Society the American Historical Association the Organization of American Historians and the Society of American Historians He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1996 and is the guest editor of the Dædalus issue on The Modern American Military 2011 Video 9 mins William J Perry is the Michael and Barbara Berberian Professor at Stanford University where he is also Codirector of the Preventive Defense Project and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies He was Codirector of Stanford s Center for International Security and Cooperation from 1988 to 1993 At the U S Department of Defense he served as Secretary of Defense 1994 to 1997 Deputy Secretary of Defense 1993 to 1994 and Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering 1977 to 1981 He has received numerous awards including the Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal 1980 and 1981 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom 1997 He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1989 He received the Academy s Rumford Prize in 2008 Video 10 mins James J Sheehan is the Dickason Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Modern European History Emeritus at Stanford University His publications include Where Have All the Soldiers Gone The Transformation of Modern Europe 2008 Museums in the German Art World from the End of the Old Regime to the Rise of Modernism 2000 and German History 1770 1866 1989 He is a member of the American Philosophical Society and in 2004 was elected President of the American Historical Association His awards and fellowships include Berlin Prize Fellow American Academy in Berlin 2001 Guggenheim Fellow 2000 2001 and Alexander von Humboldt Research

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  • WikiLeaks and the First Amendment - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    the United States Supreme Court A leading scholar of the First Amendment he has published several books and more than a hundred articles in the field of constitutional law His book Perilous Times Free Speech in Wartime from the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism 2004 received numerous awards He is currently chief editor of a fifteen volume series Inalienable Rights His new book Sexing the Constitution will explore the historical evolution in Western culture of the intersection of sex religion and law He is Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Constitution Society a Fellow of the American Philosophical Society and a member of the American Law Institute He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1990 Video 7 mins Judith Miller is an author and a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter formerly with The New York Times She is an adjunct Fellow at the Manhattan Institute a contributing editor of City Journal and a commentator for Fox News In 1983 she became the first woman to be named chief of The New York Times bureau in Cairo Egypt In 2002 she was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for a series on Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda Prior to leaving the Times in 2005 she spent 85 days in jail to defend a reporter s right to protect confidential sources Since that experience she has been an advocate for a federal shield law to protect the relationship between reporters and their sources Before joining the Times Miller was Washington bureau chief of The Progressive Her publications include Germs Biological Weapons and America s Secret War 2001 God Has Ninety Nine Names 1996 One By One By One 1990 and Saddam Hussein and the Crisis in the Gulf 1990 Video 10 mins Richard Posner has been a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit since 1981 serving as chief judge of the court from 1993 to 2000 He is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School He clerked for Justice William J Brennan Jr of the United States Supreme Court and was Assistant to Commissioner Philip Elman of the Federal Trade Commission and Assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States He served as General Counsel of the President s Task Force on Communications Policy and was Associate Professor at Stanford Law School before coming to the University of Chicago Law School in 1969 He is the author of nearly 40 books on jurisprudence economics and other topics including Economic Analysis of Law 8th edition 2011 The Crisis of Capitalist Democracy 2010 Law and Literature 3rd edition 2009 Law Pragmatism and Democracy 2003 Sex and Reason 1992 The Problems of Jurisprudence 1990 and The Economics of Justice 1981 He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1982 Video 12 mins Gabriel Schoenfeld writes frequently on national security and

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  • Talcott Parsons Prize Ceremony and Address: Two Systems in the Mind - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    of reviewing editors of Science A former Trustee of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and a current member of the board of Annual Reviews Inc she has served on the boards of directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Social Science Research Council and as President of the Society for Social Studies of Science She currently serves as Vice President of the American Philosophical Society She was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1985 Video 8 mins REMARKS Daniel Kahneman is Senior Scholar Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs Emeritus and Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology Emeritus at Princeton University He is also a Fellow of the Center for Rationality at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem He has held the position of Professor of Psychology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem 1970 1978 the University of British Columbia 1978 1986 and the University of California Berkeley 1986 1994 He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences the American Philosophical Society the American Psychological Association the American Psychological Society the Society of Experimental Psychologists and the Econometric Society He received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2002 the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award of the American Psychological Association 1982 and the Grawemeyer Prize 2002 both jointly with Amos Tversky the Warren Medal of the Society of Experimental Psychologists 1995 the Hilgard Award for Career Contributions to General Psychology 1995 and the Lifetime Contribution Award of the American Psychological Association 2007 He is the recipient of the 2011 Talcott Parsons Prize of the American Academy He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1993 Video 29 mins PRESENTATION OF THE TALCOTT PARSONS PRIZE William Julius Wilson is Lewis P and

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  • Briefing on New Models for Internet Privacy and Security. - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    current research looks at redefining the architectural underpinnings of the Internet and the relation of technology and architecture to economic societal and policy considerations He is helping the U S National Science Foundation organize its Future Internet Design program In 2011 he received the Oxford Internet Institute Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his intellectual and institutional contributions to the advancement of the Internet Video 9 mins PANEL DISCUSSION Safety in Cyberspace VINTON G CERF a Fellow of the American Academy since 1995 is Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google Inc Previously he served at MCI the Corporation for National Research Initiatives the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and as a member of the Stanford University faculty Since 2000 Cerf has served as chairman of the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers and he has been a Visiting Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory since 1998 He co invented the architecture and basic protocols of the Internet His awards include the U S National Medal of Technology and the Japan Prize among others Video 9 mins Contextualizing Privacy Online HELEN NISSENBAUM is Professor of Media Culture and Communication and Senior Fellow in the Information Law Institute at New York University where she is also Senior Faculty Fellow of the Information Law Institute Her areas of expertise span social ethical and political implications of information technology and digital media Several U S government agencies have supported her work on privacy trust online security and the values embodied in computer system design Her books include Privacy in Context Technology Policy and the Integrity of Social Life 2010 Academy the Internet edited with Monroe E Price 2004 and Computers Ethics Social Values edited with Deborah G Johnson 1995 Before joining the faculty at NYU she served as

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  • Prospects and Challenges for the Global Nuclear Future: After Fukushima - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    the editor of Planning the Unthinkable with Peter R Lavoy and James L Wirtz 2000 Inside Nuclear South Asia 2009 and the two volume special issue of Dædalus On the Global Nuclear Future with Steven E Miller 2009 and 2010 His most recent publications include Shared Responsibilities for Nuclear Disarmament Dædalus 2009 The Case for No First Use Survival 2009 and The Causes of Nuclear Weapons Proliferation The Annual Review of Political Science 2011 He also coedited a special issue of The Nonproliferation Review with Jane Vaynman on the international impact of the 2010 U S Nuclear Posture Review 2011 He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2008 and serves as Codirector of the Academy s Global Nuclear Future Initiative Video PANEL DISCUSSION Noramly bin Muslim is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Science and Technology at the National University of Malaysia and Visiting Professor at Universiti Tenaga Malaysia College of Engineering He is the former Chairman of the Malaysian Atomic Energy Licensing Board He served as the IAEA s Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Assistance and Cooperation from 1986 to 1992 During that period he was stationed in Vienna to coordinate the IAEA Technical Assistance Program He has also served as the Head of the Malaysian Nuclear Research Centre and Head of the Defense Research Centre of Malaysia He has held several appointments at the National University of Malaysia He has an honorary Doctor of Philosophy Science from National University of Malaysia and another from Universiti Malaysia Sabah for his contributions to the community the nation academic development and the development of science and technology in Malaysia He was awarded an honorary D Litt from the University of Western Australia for his contributions to the furthering of internationalism Video Jayantha Dhanapala is the President of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs He previously served as the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the UN in Geneva from 1984 to 1987 and to the United States from 1995 to 1997 He was former UN Under Secretary General for Disarmament Affairs from 1998 to 2003 In 1995 he served as the President of the NPT Review and Extension Conference in which the indefinite extension was successfully negotiated He was appointed Head of the special team of diplomats assigned to inspect the presidential sites in Iraq for weapons of mass destruction From 1987 to 1992 he was Director of the UN Institute of Disarmament Research His recent appointments include Visiting Professor at Simon Fraser University Vancouver in Spring 2008 Visiting Scholar at St John s College Cambridge University UK in Fall 2009 and Senior Visiting Scholar at the US Institute of Peace from March to June 2010 Video Olli Heinonen has been a Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School since 2010 Previously he served at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna for 27 years the last five years

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  • Prospects and Challenges for the Global Nuclear Future: After Fukushima - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Foundation From 1996 to 2009 he served as Dean of the Edmund A Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University From 1994 to 1996 he was Ambassador at Large with the Department of State In March 1998 he was appointed Special Envoy by the Department of State to deal with the threat posed by the proliferation of ballistic missiles and weapons of mass destruction He held this position concurrent with his appointment as Dean until January 2001 In July 1992 he was confirmed as the Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs Additional government appointments include Senior Coordinator in the Office of the Deputy Secretary responsible for nonproliferation and nuclear safety initiatives in the former Soviet Union and Deputy Executive Chairman of the UN Special Commission overseeing the disarmament of Iraq He has authored a number of publications on political military issues including Going Critical The First North Korean Nuclear Crisis with Joel S Wit and Daniel Poneman 2004 which received the 2005 Douglas Dillon Award from the American Academy of Diplomacy He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2010 Audio Video 12 min Steven E Miller is Director of the International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School He is Editor in Chief of the quarterly journal International Security and Coeditor of the International Security Program s book series Belfer Center Studies in International Security MIT Press He was Senior Research Fellow at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute and taught defense and arms control studies in the Department of Political Science at MIT He is also Cochair of the U S Pugwash Committee a member of the Council of International Pugwash a member of the Advisory Committee of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute a member of the Scientific Committee of the Landau Network Centro Volta Italy and formerly a member of the Council of the International Institute for Strategic Studies He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2006 He serves as cochair of the Academy s Committee on International Security Studies and coleader of the Academy s Global Nuclear Future Initiative Audio Video 13 min Amir Shahkarami is a registered professional engineer and has over thirty years experience in the energy related industry He is the CEO of Exelon Nuclear Partners and Nuclear Development as well as Senior VP of Exelon Generation LLC In this role Shahkarami is responsible for all domestic and international partnership and business development He has held several other executive positions including Senior VP of Technical Services of Exelon Nuclear and Braidwood Site VP Over the past nine years at Exelon his responsibilities have included oversight of the conduct of fuel engineering project management license renewal liaison to industry organizations innovation and Exelon Nuclear s international exchange program and all aspects of safe plant operations Shahkarami has also served as a peer or industry advisor for many plant

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