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  • Workshop on Social Science and the Alternative Energy Future - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Research at the University of Michigan Prior to joining NSF he was director of the Inter university Consortium for Political and Social Research ICPSR Gutmann has broad interests in interdisciplinary historical research especially health population economy and the environment As Director of ICPSR he was a leader in the archiving and dissemination of electronic research materials related to society population and health with a special interest in the protection of respondent confidentiality Video 28 min Nicholas M Donofrio is a Senior Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation and a former Executive Vice President of Innovation and Technology at IBM At IBM Donofrio held numerous technical management positions and later executive positions in several of IBM s product divisions He was also Vice Chairman of the IBM International Foundation and Chairman of the Board of Governors for the IBM Academy of Technology The holder of seven technology patents he is member of the National Academy of Engineering and serves on numerous boards He is a member of the U S Department of Energy s Secretary of Energy Advisory Board and was appointed an IBM Fellow in 2008 He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy in 2005 Video 25 min WORKSHOP OVERVIEW Robert W Fri is Visiting Scholar and Senior Fellow Emeritus at Resources for the Future Fri has served as Director of the National Museum of Natural History President of Resources for the Future and Deputy Administrator of both the Environmental Protection Agency and the Energy Research and Development Administration Fri is active with the National Academies where he is National Associate and recently chaired the Panel on Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change for the NAS study America s Climate Choices He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy in 2010 and chairs the Academy s Alternative Energy Future project Video 5 min PANEL A Behavior and decision making related to energy efficiency How individuals and communities respond to technological changes in the energy system is crucial to the success of energy policy This session examined several critical questions pertaining to how individuals and households make decisions about using energy For example what household incentives are likely to be most effective in influencing energy related decisions How can policy makers anticipate and address resistance to change Thomas Dietz Professor of Sociology and Environmental Science and Policy and Assistant Vice President for Environmental Research Michigan State University Chair Paul C Stern Study Director National Research Council Slides Charlie Wilson Lecturer Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research Slides Marsha Walton Senior Project Manager NYSERDA Slides PANEL B Public acceptance of new energy technology This session addressed the challenges related to acceptance of new energy technologies that introduce new factors into collective decision making both within communities and among institutions Industry academic and public policy perspectives will highlight the complexities of the social dimensions of adopting new energy technology solutions with attention to issues of privacy equity and individual rights Douglas Arent Executive Director Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis

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  • Making America More Competitive, Innovative, and Healthy - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    resources During his tenure MIT co founded the Alliance for Global Sustainability and established major new institutes in neuroscience and genomic medicine Vest has served on the President s Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction the Secretary of Education s Commission on the Future of Higher Education and the Secretary of State s Advisory Committee on Transformational Diplomacy His publications include a book on holographic interferometry and two books on higher education In 2006 he was awarded the National Medal of Technology He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1991 Audio Video 17 min Cherry A Murray is Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University where she also holds the John A and Elizabeth S Armstrong Professorship of Engineering and Applied Sciences and is Professor of Physics Previously she served as principal associate director for science and technology at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Before joining Lawrence Livermore in 2004 Murray was senior vice president for physical sciences and wireless research at Bell Laboratories Murray is well known for her scientific accomplishments using light scattering an experimental technique where photons are fired at a target of interest She has published more than 70 papers in peer reviewed journals and holds two patents in near field optical data storage and optical display technology She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering In 2009 she served as president of the American Physical Society In 2010 President Barack Obama appointed Murray as a Member of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

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  • Breaking the Code Panel Discussion of Alan Turing's Professional and Personal Life - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    was elected a Fellow of the American Academy in 1996 Audio Video 5 min SPEAKERS Laurence Senelick is the Director of Graduate Studies and Fletcher Professor of Drama and Oratory at Tufts University His research interests include Russian theatre and drama history of popular entertainment gender and performance history of directing and classical theory Senelick is the author or editor of more than twenty five books including Gender and Performance and A Historical Dictionary of Russian Theatre Senelick has been named a Distinguished Scholar by both the American Society of Theatre Research and the Faculty Research Council of Tufts University He has received the Barnard Hewitt Award of the American Society for Theatre Research for The Chekhov Theatre the George Freedley Award of the Theatre Library Association for The Age and Stage of George L Fox and The Changing Room Sex Drag and Theater and the George Jean Nathan Award for best dramatic criticism of 2000 He holds the St George Medal of the Russian Ministry of Culture for services to Russian art and scholarship He has acted and directed with such organizations as the Loeb Drama Center the Boston Lyric Opera and Boston Baroque He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy in 2010 Audio Video 9 min Ronald L Rivest is the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology He is a member of MIT s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory CSAIL a member of the lab s Theory of Computation Group and a founder of its Cryptography and Information Security Group Rivest s research interests include cryptography computer and network security voting systems and algorithms Among his awards he was a co winner of the 2000 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award the 2002 ACM Turing Award and the 2009 NEC C C Prize He is a recipient of the Secure Computing Lifetime Achievement Award and the MITX Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 he received both the Computers Freedom and Privacy Conference Distinguished Innovator Award and the Marconi Prize Rivest has served as a Director of the International Association for Cryptologic Research and as a Director of the Financial Cryptography Association 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 International Association for Cryptographic Research He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy in 1993 Audio Video 7 min Shafi Goldwasser is the RSA Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Professor of Computer Science and Applied Math ematics at Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel She is also a co leader of the cryptography and information security group and a member of the complexity theory group within the Theory of Computation Group and the Laboratory for Computer Science at MIT Goldwasser s interests include complexity theory number theory and cryptography She

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  • Race in the Age of Obama - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    the Dean of the School of Humanities Wihl s research focuses on the interpretation of liberalism and constitutional change in selected 19th and 20th century English and American authors Leslie C Berlowitz is President and the William T Golden Chair of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences She is responsible for advancing the intellectual vision of the Academy and overseeing its research program which is focused in five areas science and technology policy global security social policy and American institutions humanities and culture and education She has been a Fellow of the American Academy since 2004 Audio Video 6 min INTRODUCTION Gerald Early Cochair of the Academy s Council is the Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters and Director of the Center for the Humanities at Washington University in St Louis His many publications include The Culture of Bruising Essays on Prizefighting Literature and Modern American Culture 1994 and This Is Where I Came In Black America in the 1960s 2003 He is the series editor for Best African American Fiction and Best African American Essays He has been a Fellow of the American Academy since 1997 Audio Video 17 min SPEAKERS Jeffrey B Ferguson is the Andrew W Mellon Professor of Black Studies and American Studies at Amherst College He is the author of The Harlem Renaissance A Brief History with Documents 2008 and The Sage of Sugar Hill George S Schuyler and the Harlem Renaissance 2005 His 1998 dissertation on the African American journalist George S Schuyler was awarded the Helen Choate Bell Prize He is a former Fellow of the W E B Du Bois Institute Audio Video 13 min Korina Jocson is an Assistant Professor of Education at Washington University in St Louis Her research and teaching focus on literacy youth and cultural studies in

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  • The Future of Power - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences She is responsible for advancing the intellectual vision of the Academy and overseeing its research program which is focused in five areas science and technology policy global security social policy and American institutions humanities and culture and education She has been a Fellow of the American Academy since 2004 Audio Video 9 min INTRODUCTION Jack Landman Goldsmith is the Henry L Shattuck Professor at Harvard Law School where he teaches and writes about national security law presidential power cybersecurity international law and Internet law Goldsmith served as Assistant Attorney General Office of Legal Counsel in the U S Department of Justice and as Special Counsel to the General Counsel of the Department of Defense His publications include The Terror Presidency Law and Judgment Inside the Bush Administration 2007 Who Controls the Internet Illusions of a Borderless World with Tim Wu 2006 Foreign Relations Law Cases and Materials with Curtis A Bradley 2006 and The Limits of International Law with Eric A Posner 2005 He is a member of the American Society of International Law the Council on Foreign Relations the Hoover Institution National Security and Law Task Force and the Supreme Court Bar He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2010 Audio Video 4 min SPEAKER Joseph S Nye Jr is University Distinguished Service Professor and former Dean of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University He has served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Chair of the National Intelligence Council and Deputy Undersecretary of State for Security Assistance Science and Technology He also served as U S Representative to the UN Secretary General s Advisory Committee on Disarmament Matters His publications include The Future of Power 2011 Understanding International Conflict

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  • The Future of Our Research Universities - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Johnson Foundation She organized the recently published study ARISE Advancing Research In Science and Engineering Investing in Early Career Scientists and High Risk High Reward Research and created the American Academy s Initiative for Humanities and Culture She was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts Sciences in 2004 Audio Video 7 min Introduction Paul Brest is President of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation From 1987 to 1999 he served as the Dean of Stanford Law School He remains active as a teacher and legal scholar in the development of interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving and is a leading theorist on the role of nonprofits in society Co author of Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking 5th ed 2007 Problem Solving Decision Making and Professional Judgment Oxford University Press 2010 and Money Well Spent A Strategic Plan for Smart Philanthropy Bloomberg Press 2008 he served as law clerk to Judge Bailey Aldrich of the U S Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and Justice John M Harlan of the U S Supreme Court He practiced with the naacp Legal Defense and Education Fund in Mississippi doing civil rights litigation before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 1969 He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts Sciences in 1982 Audio Video 3 min Speaker John L Hennessy is President of Stanford University He joined Stanford s faculty in 1977 as an assistant professor of electrical engineering and was named the inaugural Willard R and Inez Kerr Bell Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1987 He served as director of the Computer Systems Laboratory chair of computer science dean of the School of Engineering and provost prior to being inaugurated as Stanford s 10th president in 2000 In 2005 he became the inaugural holder

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  • The University and the City - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    of Arts and Sciences in 2004 Audio Video 5 min Moderator John Sexton is President of New York University the Benjamin Butler Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus of the NYU School of Law He is chair of the American Council on Education chair of the New York Academy of Sciences and immediate past chair of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities of New York Sexton has served as chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Federal Reserve System s Council of Chairs He serves on the boards of the Institute of International Education and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a past member of the executive committee of the Association of American Universities During his tenure as Dean of the Law School he was President of the Association of American Law Schools Sexton was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001 Audio Video 13 min Speakers Robert M Berdahl is President of the Association of American Universities He is the former Chancellor of the University of California Berkeley where he was a Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy Berdahl has served as President of the University of Texas at Austin A historian he first taught at the University of Massachusetts Boston then joined the faculty at the University of Oregon where he became Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences He also served as Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1999 Audio Video 15 min Jared L Cohon is President of Carnegie Mellon University A civil engineer he

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  • On the Financial Crisis and Economic Policy - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    retired in 2009 after serving for many years as ceo Previously he was Chairman and Professor of the Mathematics Department at the State University of New York at Stony Brook Simons is the founder and chairman of Math for America MƒA Together with his wife Marilyn he manages the Simons Foundation a charitable organization devoted primarily to scientific research He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts Sciences in 2008 Audio Video 5 min Presentations Benjamin M Friedman is the William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University He is the author or editor of eleven books including The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth 2005 and Day of Reckoning The Consequences of American Economic Policy Under Reagan and After 1988 which received Columbia University s George S Eccles Prize He is a Director of the Council for Economic Education and the Encyclopedia Britannica He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts Sciences in 2009 Audio Video 13 min Robert M Solow is Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology In 1987 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in recognition of his contributions to the theory of economic growth in 1999 he received the National Medal of Science for his creation of the modern framework for analyzing the effects of investment and technological progress on economic growth His publications include Capital Theory and the Rate of Return 1963 The Nature and Sources of Unemployment in the United States 1964 Growth Theory 1970 and Inflation Unemployment and Monetary Policy with John B Taylor 1998 He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts Sciences in 1956 Audio Video 9 min Comment Paul A Volcker is Chairman of the President s Economic Recovery Advisory Board He served as Chairman

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