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Upcoming Meetings and Events

Directions to the Academy.

For information on a specific event, call the Events Office at 617-576-5032.

For press inquiries, call the Communications Office at 617-576-5043.

March 2017

MAR
31
Friday, March 31, 2017  |  Register Online
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA
6:30 p.m. preconcert talk with Anna Winestein (art historian; Ballets Russes Arts Initiative)
7:30 p.m. performance

Chamber Series with the Cantata Singers

Music by “Les Six,” early-twentieth-century French avant-garde composers Arthur Honegger, Georges Auric, Louis Durey, Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc, and Germain Tailleferre

April 2017

APR
6
Thursday, April 6, 2017  |  Register Online
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA
6:00 p.m.

Awarding of the 2016 Emerson-Thoreau Medal and the 2016 Talcott Parsons Prize

Award Recipients:
Toni Morrison (Princeton University)
Joan Wallach Scott (Institute for Advanced Study)
APR
13
Thursday, April 13, 2017  |  Register Online
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA
12:30 p.m.

Are Animals Natural?

Discussion featuring:
Jonathan Losos (Harvard University)
Harriet Ritvo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
APR
18
Tuesday, April 18, 2017  |  Register Online
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA
6:00 p.m.
In collaboration with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, WGBH, World Channel, and Princeton University Press

Our Compelling Interests: The Value of Diversity for Democracy and a Prosperous Society

Featuring:
Danielle Allen (Harvard University)
Jeffrey Leiden (Vertex)
Earl Lewis (The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation)
Deval Patrick (Bain Capital Double Impact; former Governor of Massachusetts)
Liz Cheng, moderator (WGBH and World Channel)

May 2017

MAY
2
Tuesday, May 2, 2017  |  Register Online
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA
5:30 p.m.

Reception Welcoming New Members

Hosted by the Boston-Cambridge Planning Committee
MAY
5
Friday, May 5, 2017  |  Register Online
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA
12:30 p.m.
Friday Forum

The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap

Featuring:
Gish Jen (Author)
MAY
9
Tuesday, May 9, 2017  |  Register Online
Brown University Faculty Club, Providence, RI
12:00 p.m.

Member Luncheon

MAY
11
Thursday, May 11, 2017  |  Register Online
University of California, San Diego Faculty Club, La Jolla, CA
5:00 p.m.

Robotics: Their Promises for the 21st Century

Featuring:
Henrik Christensen (UCSD)
MAY
17
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA
6:00 p.m.

How Vision Works

Featuring:
Charles Gilbert (The Rockefeller University)
Dale Purves (Duke Institute for Brain Services)
Ken Nakayama, moderator (Harvard University)
MAY
18
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington, D.C.
6:00 p.m.

Communicating Science in an Age of Mistrust of Experts

June 2017

JUN
18
Monday, June 5, 2017
Century Association, New York, NY
6:00 p.m.

Reception Welcoming New Members

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