April 2010

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Election News

2010 Class of Fellows and Foreign Honorary Members Announced

The Academy announced today the election of leaders in the sciences, the humanities and the arts, business, public affairs, and the nonprofit sector. The 211 new Fellows and 19 Foreign Honorary Members include scholars; scientists; jurists; writers; artists; and civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders. They represent more than 100 institutions from 26 states and 10 countries.

The new class will be inducted at a ceremony on October 9, 2010, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Click here (http://www.amacad.org/news/a2z10.pdf) to view an alphabetized list of the newly elected Fellows and Foreign Honorary Members, with their affiliations at the time of election; Click here (http://www.amacad.org/news/c10.pdf) to view the list by class and section.

Memorial Service for Carl Kaysen

The Academy mourns the loss of longtime Fellow, Carl Kaysen, cochair of the Committee on International Security Studies, who died on February 8. A commemoration of his life will be held on May 22, 2010, beginning at 3 p.m. at the House of the Academy. If you would like to attend, please contact Amy Stewart at 617-576-5032 or mailto:astewart@amacad.org.

New and Forthcoming Publications

U.S. Policy Toward Russia, edited by Robert Legvold (Columbia University), in collaboration with the Davis Center, Harvard University, and the Harriman Institute, Columbia University; American Academy, Spring 2010

Science and the Media, edited by Donald Kennedy and Geneva Overholser; American Academy, Spring 2010

The spring issue on The Future of News, guest edited by Loren Ghiglione (Northwestern University), mails this week.

The spring issue includes recent talks by Roger Ferguson, Jr., Thomas Graham, Rajat Gupta, Robert Legvold, Greil Marcus, Peter Nicholas, Peter Peterson, and Werner Sollors, and will be mailed in May.

Watch Academy Events

Audio and/or video recordings of most Academy meetings are now available online. Click http://www.amacad.org/audio/race/race.aspx to view the March 10 program on The Supreme Court and Race featuring Fellows Lawrence Bobo, Randall Kennedy, and Michael Klarman. Other recent programs can be found at http://www.amacad.org/multimedia.aspx.

In Memoriam February–March 2010

It is with sadness that the Academy notes the passing of the following Fellows and Foreign Honorary Members. We honor their work and contributions to the public good.

Dr. Horton Guyford Stever - 4/9/2010
Dr. Helen Margaret Ranney - 4/5/2010
Dr. Charles Andrew Ryskamp - 3/29/2010
Dr. Edmund P. Pillsbury - 3/25/2010
Professor Albert Joseph Rosenthal - 3/17/2010
Professor Charles Muscatine - 3/12/2010
Sir Kenneth James Dover - 3/7/2010

Dr. Joanne Simpson - 3/4/2010
Dr. Markley Gordon Wolman - 2/24/2010
Dr. Barton Childs - 2/18/2010
Professor Ian R. Macneil - 2/16/2010
Mr. William Edwin Gordon - 2/16/2010
Ms. Lucille Clifton - 2/13/2010
Professor Carl Kaysen - 2/8/2010


April–May 2010 Events:

  • Thursday, April 22, 2010
    Congressional Briefing – Washington, DC
    The Global Nuclear Future
    Speakers: Thomas Isaacs, Consulting Professor at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University, and Director of the Office of Planning and Special Studies at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Steven Miller, Director, International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School; Robert Rosner, Professor, Departments of Astronomy & Astrophysics and Physics, University of Chicago; Scott Sagan, Professor of Political Science, Codirector of the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University.
  • Thursday, April 29, 2010
    Meeting – Cambridge
    The Challenges to Nuclear Energy in the Arab World
    Introduction: Steven Miller, Director, International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
    Speaker: Hamad Al Kaabi, Permanent Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency, United Arab Emirates
  • Tuesday, May 4, 2010
    Founders Day: A Celebration of the Academy?s 230th Anniversary
    Reflections on the Founding Period
    Speaker: Jack Rakove, W.R. Coe Professor of History and American Studies and Professor of Political Science, Stanford University
    Performance of 18th and 19th Century Music
    Performers: Edward Arron, cello; Ronald Arron, viola; Jennifer Frautschi, violin; Jeewon Park, piano
  • Wednesday, May 12, 2010
    Stated Meeting – Cambridge
    Advances in Brain Science: Implications for Therapy
    Moderator: Emilio Bizzi, Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Speakers: Robert Desimone, Director, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Edward Scolnick, Director, Psychiatric Disease Program and the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, Broad Institute

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