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Friday Forum 2015–2016 Schedule

House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA

12:30 p.m.

The Friday Forum series brings together academic and cultural leaders from the greater Boston area to discuss issues of timely concern, new books, and recently completed research. Typically on the first Friday of the month, we gather at the House of the Academy for lunch, a short presentation by a featured speaker, and a group discussion. All Academy members are invited to come and bring a guest.

Registration is required. For questions, please contact the Academy Events Office at mevents@amacad.org or 617-576-5032.

Past Friday Forums

Friday November 6, 2015

Lincoln and the Jews: A Surprising History

Jonathan Sarna
Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History
Brandeis University
Friday, December 4, 2015

Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston

Michael Kubo and Mark Pasnik
Co-directors, pinkcomma gallery
Friday, February 5, 2016

Did Dark Matter Kill the Dinosaurs?

Lisa Randall
Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science
Harvard University
Friday, March 4, 2016

Symbols from History: What is the Intellectually Honest and Morally Right Way to Deal with Inflammatory Symbols from our Past?

Daniel R. Coquillette
Charles Warren Visiting Professor of American Legal History
Harvard Law School
Friday, April 1, 2016

What DNA Tells Us About Human Origins

Robert A. Weinberg
Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Member, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Friday, May 6, 2016

Why are Americans so Angry? The Politics of Economic Stagnation

Benjamin Friedman
William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy
Harvard University
Friday, June 3, 2016

Jean-Antoine Houdon and His Portraits of Americans

Anne Poulet
Emeritus Director
The Frick Collection

Upcoming Meetings and Other Events

View the Academy calendar of upcoming meetings and events.

Friday Forum Schedule

View the 2015–2016 Friday Forum schedule.

Past Meetings, Lectures, and Other Events

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