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Past Meetings and Events - 2014

Recordings available where noted.

December 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA
Winter Concert
Featuring
the Boston Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Harvard Club, New York, NY
The Invention of Courts - Video
Featuring
Judith Resnik (Yale Law School)
Linda Greenhouse (Yale Law School)
Jonathan Lippman (Chief Judge of the State of New York and Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals)
Susan Silbey (MIT)
Jamal Greene (Columbia Law School)
Carol Steiker (Harvard Law School)
Thursday, December 4, 2014
University of Pennsylvania
Lunch for Academy Members at the University of Pennsylvania
Featuring
Uma Chowdhry (E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, ret.) and a discussion of the Academy report, Restoring the Foundation: The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Princeton University
Roundtable Discussion and Reception for Members at Princeton University
Featuring
Shirley M. Tilghman (Princeton University) and a discussion of the Academy report, Restoring the Foundation: The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream

November 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, New York, NY
Russia: At the Crossroads Again? - Video
Featuring
Timothy Colton (Harvard University)
George W. Breslauer (University of California, Berkeley)
Valerie Bunce (Cornell University)
Stephen Holmes (New York University School of Law)
Saturday, November 8, 2014
University of Illinois at Chicago, UIC Forum
in collaboration with the Chicago Humanities Festival
The Humanities and “Soft Power”
Featuring
Karl W. Eikenberry (Stanford University)
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Northwestern University, Norris University Center
Lunch for Academy Members at Northwestern University
Featuring
Neal Lane (Rice University) and a discussion of the Academy report, Restoring the Foundation: The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream
Thursday, November 6, 2014
University of Chicago, Quadrangle Club
Reception for Chicago Area Members

October 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014
Robert H. Smith Center at Montalto, Charlottesville, VA
in partnership with the Thomas Jefferson Foundation
The Jeffersonian Tradition of Higher Education
Featuring
John T. Casteen III (University of Virginia)
Jonathan R. Cole (Columbia University)
Peter S. Onuf (University of Virginia; Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello)
October 10-12, 2014
INDUCTION WEEKEND IN CAMBRIDGE – Video
Saturday, October 11, 2014
2014 Induction Ceremony

September 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Newseum: Knight Conference Center
Washington, D.C.
Constitution Day Panel Discussion
Stewarding America: Institutions and Civic Life – Video
Featuring
Norman Ornstein, American Enterprise Institute
Mickey Edwards, Aspen Institute; formerly, U.S. House of Representatives
Stephen Heintz, Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Joel I. Klein, Amplify; formerly, New York City Department of Education
Patricia McGowan Wald, Former Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

Keynote Address
William “Bro” Adams, National Endowment for the Humanities

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Washington, D.C.
New Models in U.S. Science & Technology Policy
Report Rollout
Video
Press Conference
Top of the Hill
Reserve Officers Association

Featuring
Norman Augustine (Lockheed Martin Corporation, ret.) and Neal Lane (Rice University)

Congressional Briefing
Dirksen Senate Office Building

June 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The British Academy, London, UK – 6:00 p.m.
Global Power, Influence and Perception in the 21st Century
A joint event of the British Academy and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

May 2014

Monday, May 19, 2014
Reception – New York City
Gathering for New York Area Fellows and Guests
Welcome Newly Elected Fellows
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Stated Meeting – Cambridge
Al-Qaeda and the Bomb: How Institutions Protect against the Threat of Nuclear Terrorism - Video
Featuring
Scott D. Sagan, Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University; Cochair of the Global Nuclear Futures Initiative of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Paul N. Stockton, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and America’s Security Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense
Jessica Stern, Fellow at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health
Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice, Harvard Kennedy School
Thomas Hegghammer, Director of Terrorism Research, The Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, Oslo

April 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington, D.C.
in partnership with The Royal Society of London and the Carnegie Institution for Science
The Universe is Stranger Than We ThoughtVideo
Featuring
Wendy Freedman, Crawford H. Greenewalt Chair; Director, Carnegie Observatories, Carnegie Institution for Science
Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal; Fellow of Trinity College, University of Cambridge; Past President, The Royal Society
Richard Meserve, moderator
President, Carnegie Institution for Science
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Stated Meeting – Cambridge
“Growing Pains in a Rising China”Video
Featuring
Elizabeth Perry, Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, Harvard-Yenching Institute
Barry Naughton, Professor of Chinese Economy and the Sokwanlok Chair of Chinese International Affairs, University of California, San Diego
Ching Kwan Lee, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles
Benjamin L. Liebman, Robert L. Lieff Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Chinese Legal Studies, Columbia University

March 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Stated Meeting – Cambridge
A program about “At Berkeley,” a new documentary by Frederick Wiseman - Video
Featuring
Robert J. Birgeneau, Chancellor Emeritus and Silverman Professor of Physics, Materials Science and Engineering and Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley
George W. Breslauer, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, University of California, Berkeley
Mark S. Schlissel, Provost, Brown University; President-Elect, University of Michigan
Frederick Wiseman, Filmmaker

February 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014
University of Maryland, College Park
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Worldwise: Arts & Humanities Dean’s Lecture Series
with Commission member Annette Gordon-Reed, Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History, Harvard Law School; Professor of History, Harvard University
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Reception – Chicago
with remarks by Alan Alda
in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Stated Meeting – Cambridge
SILA: Staged Reading and Panel Discussion on Our Changing ClimateVideo
Featuring
Robert Jaffe, Jane and Otto Morningstar Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chantal Bilodeau, playwright, Artistic Director, The Arctic Cycle
Naomi Oreskes, Professor of the History of Science, Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University
Staged Reading by Catalyst Collaborative@MIT

January 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014
Stated Meeting – Stanford University
Humanities in the Digital AgeVideo
Featuring
Richard Saller, moderator, Vernon R. and Lysbeth Warren Anderson Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, the Kleinheinz Family Professor of European Studies, and Professor of Classics and History, Stanford University
Joshua Cohen, Martha Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society and Professor of Political Science, Philosophy, and Law, Stanford University; member, Apple University faculty
Michael Keller, Ida M. Green University Librarian, Stanford University; and Publisher, HighWire Press
Franco Moretti, Danily C. and Laura Louise Bell Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Stanford University; Director, Stanford Literary Lab
Elaine Treharne, Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Stanford University
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Stated Meeting – University of California, Berkeley
Public Higher Education and the Private SectorVideo
Featuring
Philip Bredesen, former Governor of Tennessee
Don Randel, Chair of the Board, American Academy; President Emeritus, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; President Emeritus, University of Chicago
Frank Yeary, Chairman, CamberView Partners LLC; former Vice Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley
Robert J. Birgeneau, Chancellor Emeritus, Professor of Physics, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Mary Sue Coleman, President; Professor of Chemistry in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; Professor of Biological Chemistry in the School of Medicine, University of Michigan

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