American Academy Inducts 2010 Class of New Members

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences inducted some of the world's most distinguished scholars, artists, and institutional leaders on Saturday, October 9. The induction ceremony was part of a three-day series of events welcoming the 230th class of new Fellows and Foreign Honorary Members into the Academy.

Complete List of New Members
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2010 Induction Slideshow
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Video Highlights          

Celebrating the Arts & the Humanities

Friday, October 8
(24 min.)
John A. Lithgow, Actor, Author, and Recording Artist and
Mary A. Yeager, University of California, Los Angeles,

read Letters of John & Abigail Adams.
Introduction by
Gerald L. Early.
(10 min.)
Denis Donoghue, Henry James Professor of English and American Letters, New York University,
discusses Howard Nemerov's poem "The Blue Swallows."
Introduction by
Gerald L. Early

230th Induction Ceremony

Saturday, October 9
(5 min.)
Liev Schreiber, Actor, Director, and Screenwriter,
reads Historical Letters.
Introduction by
Jerrold Meinwald, Secretary of the Academy
(7 min.)
Wayne Clough, Secretary, Smithsonian Institution,
on the Need for Improved Scientific Literacy.
Introduction by
Arthur Gelb
(8 min.)
Susan Desmond-Hellmann, Chancellor, University of California, San Francisco,
on Translating Scientific Breakthroughs for Clinical Gain.
Introduction by
Randy W. Schekman
(9 min.)
Robert Gallucci, President, MacArthur Foundation,
on Shared Intelligence.
Introduction by
Diane P. Wood
(9 min.)
Jim Leach, Chair, National Endowment for the Humanities,
on a Looming Crisis in the Humanities.
Introduction by
Gerald L. Early
(7 min.)
Roger Ferguson, President & CEO, TIAA-CREF,
on How Business Should Serve Society.
Introduction by
Gerald Rosenfeld

Technology and the Public Good

Sunday, October 10
(18 min.)
A Free Press for a Global Society
Lee Bollinger, President, Columbia University
Introduction by Neal Lane
(10 min.)
Technology and Culture
Paul Sagan, Akamai Technologies
Robert Darnton, Harvard University Library
David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States
Marjorie Scardino, Pearson PLC

This panel discusses Technology and Culture.
Introduction by Neal Lane
(28 min.)
CyberSecurity and the Cloud
Tom Leighton, MIT and Akamai Technologies
Vinton Cerf, Google Inc.
Richard Hale, U.S. Department of Defense
Raymond Ozzie, Microsoft Corporation

This panel discusses Individual Privacy and Security
and Corporate and Governmental CyberSecurity.
Introduction by Neal Lane

Briefing on Research Projects and Studies

Saturday, October 9                                      
(19 min.)
Science Policy
Initiative for Science, Engineering, and Technology
The Alternative Energy Future
(15 min.)
Humanities & Culture
Initiative for Humanities & Culture
Visiting Scholars Program
(37 min.)
Global Security
The Global Nuclear Future
International Agreements to Limit Cyberattacks
Protecting the Internet as a Public Commons