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Past Meetings and Events - 2016

Recordings available where noted.

December 2016

DEC
14
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA
6:00 p.m.

Winter Concert
in tribute to Leo L. Beranek

Performance by the Boston Cello Quartet, featuring members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
DEC
12
Monday, December 12, 2016   Video
Century Association, New York, NY
6:00 p.m.
Morton L. Mandel Public Lecture

Communicating Science through Art

Featuring
Diane Ackerman (Poet and Essayist)
Alan Alda (Actor, Writer, and Director)
Geneva Overholser, moderator (Journalist; Democracy Fund)
DEC
2
Friday, December 2, 2016
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA
12:30 p.m.
Friday Forum

Replacing Animal Testing Using Human Organ-on-Chips

Featuring
Donald Ingber (Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University; Harvard Medical School; Boston Children’s Hospital; Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences)

November 2016

NOV
21
Monday, November 21, 2016   Video
Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
4:30–6:00 p.m.

Where Do We Go From Here? Policy Priorities for the New Administration

Featuring
Helen Milner (Princeton University)
Brandice Canes-Wrone (Princeton University)
Ilyana Kuziemko (Princeton University)
Moderator: Nolan McCarty (Princeton University)
Reception hosted by the Princeton Regional Program Committee
Prospect House, Princeton University
6:00–7:15 p.m.
NOV
18
Friday, November 18, 2016
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA
6:30 p.m. Pre-concert talk
7:30 p.m. Performance
Chamber Series in collaboration with the Cantata Singers

Entartete Musik

Featuring music by Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Hindemith, and others
Pre-concert talk with Mark Ludwig (Terezín Music Foundation; Boston Symphony Orchestra)

NOV
16
Wednesday, November 16, 2016   Video
Stanford University, Huang Engineering Center, Mackenzie Room
Palo Alto, CA
6:00 p.m.

A Collective Moral Awakening: Ethical Choices in War and Peace

Featuring
Joseph Felter (Stanford University)
Scott Sagan (Stanford University)
Paul Wise (Stanford University)
Moderator: Debra Satz (Stanford University)
NOV
15
Tuesday, November 15, 2016   Video
Sanford Consortium, La Jolla, CA
6:00 p.m.
Program organized by the San Diego Program Committee

Global Warming: Current Science, Future Policy

Featuring
Veerabhadran Ramanathan (University of California, San Diego)
David Victor (University of California, San Diego)
Moderator: Gordon Gill (University of California, San Diego School of Medicine)
NOV
11
Friday, November 11, 2016
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA
12:30 p.m.
Friday Forum

The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art

Featuring
Sebastian Smee (Art Critic, Boston Globe)
NOV
10
Thursday, November 10, 2016   Video
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA
6:00 p.m.

Populism and the Future of American Politics

Featuring
Lawrence Bobo (Harvard University)
Jennifer Hochschild (Harvard University)
Charles Stewart III (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
NOV
4
Friday, November 4, 2016   Video
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA
12:15 p.m.

Luncheon and Keynote Address

Featuring
Congressman Michael E. Capuano (Representative in the United States Congress for Massachusetts’ Seventh District)

October 2016

OCT
19
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA
5:00–7:00 p.m.

Social Reception

Hosted by the Boston-Cambridge Planning Committee
OCT
7–9
Cambridge, MA
Induction Weekend

7th: A Celebration of the Arts and Humanities
8th: Induction Ceremony
9th: Educating Students Who Have Different Kinds of Minds

September 2016

SEPT
18
Sunday, September 18, 2016
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA
4:30 p.m.

Command and Control
The unknown story of the day our luck almost ran out

In advance of the local theatrical release and PBS broadcast, view and discuss this film about the accident at the Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas with members of the Academy’s project on Understanding the New Nuclear Age. Following the screening of this film, nuclear scholars will be available to answer questions.
SEPT
14
Wednesday, September 14, 2016>
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA
6:00 p.m.

Capturing Music: The Technology of Medieval Sound

Featuring
Thomas Forrest Kelly (Harvard University) and The Vocal Ensemble Blue Heron

August 2016

AUG
9
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA
12:30 p.m.

The Impact of Brexit: Populism, Inequality, Sovereignty and the Future of the International Liberal Order

Featuring
Francis J. Gavin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Barry Posen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Leslie Vinjamuri (Centre on Conflict, Rights and Justice; University of London; Chatham House)
Stephen M. Walt (Harvard Kennedy School)

June 2016

JUNE
24
Friday, June 24, 2016
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA
12:30 p.m.

Lunch and Book Discussion

Featuring
James Stone (Plymouth Rock Companies), author of Five Easy Theses: Commonsense Solutions to America's Greatest Economic Challenges
JUN
3
Friday, June 3, 2016
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA
Friday Forum
12:30 p.m.

Jean-Antoine Houdon and His Portraits of Americans

Featuring
Anne Poulet (The Frick Collection)
JUNE
1
Wednesday, June 1, 2016   Video
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA
6:00 p.m.

Russia Beyond Putin

Featuring
Timothy Colton (Harvard University)
George Breslauer (University of California, Berkeley)

May 2016

MAY
19
Thursday, May 19, 2016   Video
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at 20:
Prospects for Ratification and the Enduring Risks of Nuclear Testing

Daytime Program

Roundtable discussions: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
What Is Lost By Not Ratifying the CTBT? Can the CTBT Help in Preventing a Resurgent Arms Race?
Featuring
Daryl Kimball (Arms Control Association)
Lessons Learned from the CTBT Verification System: How Multilateral Transparency and Cooperative Verification Can be Applied and Reproduced in Other Areas
Featuring
R. Scott Kemp (MIT)
Lunch and Keynote Address: 12:30 p.m.
Nuclear Testing and Moratorium: What Role Will the CTBT Play in the Global Nuclear Order of the 21st Century?
Featuring
Gary Samore (Harvard Kennedy School)
Youth Forum, facilitated by Rhode Island School of Design and N Square: 2:00 p.m.
Featuring
Alexandra Bell (U.S. State Department)
Thomas Weis (Rhode Island School of Design)
Lassina Zerbo (Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization)

Evening Program
2016 Distinguished Morton L. Mandel Annual Public Lecture
The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at 20

6:00 p.m.
Discussion at the House of the Academy: 6:00 p.m. EDT
Cambridge, Mass.
Featuring
Rose Gottemoeller (U.S. Department of State)
Siegfried Hecker (Stanford University)
Arun Rath (WGBH; NPR)
Robert Rosner (University of Chicago)
Lassina Zerbo (Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization)
Discussion at Stanford University: 3:00 p.m. EDT
Central Conference Room – CISAC
Featuring
Scott D. Sagan (Stanford University), moderator
Discussion at the University of Chicago: 5:00 p.m. CDT
William Eckhardt Research Center
Featuring
Rachel Bronson (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists), moderator
Discussion at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies: 6:00 p.m. EDT
Washington, DC
Featuring
Leonard S. Spector and Chen Kane (both, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies), moderators
MAY
16
Monday, May 16, 2016
Century Association, New York, NY
6:00 p.m.

Reception for New York Area Fellows and Guests

MAY
12
Thursday, May 12, 2016
University of California, San Diego
Meeting organized by the San Diego Program Committee
5:00 pm

At-Risk Global Heritage

Featuring
Thomas Levy (University of California, San Diego)
Larry Smarr (University of California, San Diego)
Willeke Wendrich (University of California, Los Angeles)
MAY
10
Tuesday, May 10, 2016   Video
The Quandrangle Club, Chicago, IL
Morton L. Mandel Public Lecture

Managing the Benefits and Risks of Nuclear, Biological, and Information Technologies

Featuring
James M. Acton (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)
Elisa D. Harris (Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland)
Herbert Lin (Center for International Security and Cooperation, Hoover Institution, Stanford University)
Robert Rosner (University of Chicago)
MAY
6
Friday, May 6, 2016
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA
Friday Forum

Why are Americans so Angry? The Politics of Economic Stagnation

Featuring
Benjamin Friedman (Harvard University)

April 2016

APR
27
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA

The Lincoln Project: Behind the Scenes

A briefing for members by the Lincoln Project staff
APR
14
Thursday, April 14, 2016   Video
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA

A Celebration of the Arts and Sciences: Awarding of the Sarton Prize for Poetry and Rumford Prize for Science

Featuring award recipients
Vanesha Pravin (University of California, Merced)
Federico Capasso (Harvard University)
Alfred Cho (Alcatel-Lucent’s Bell Labs)
APR
7
Thursday, April 7, 2016   Video
National Press Club, Washington, DC

The Lincoln Project: Excellence and Access in Public Higher Education

Panel discussion and press conference
APR
4
Monday, April 4, 2016   Video
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Public Research Universities: Serving the Public Interest in Michigan

Featuring
Mark Schlissel (University of Michigan)
Mary Sue Coleman (University of Michigan; Association of American Universities)
Patrick Doyle (Domino’s)
M. Roy Wilson (Wayne State University)
Lou Anna K. Simon (Michigan State University)

March 2016

MAR
30
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA

Musical Performance of the Poetry of Walt Whitman and Allen Ginsberg – for Baritone and String Quartet

Remarks
Bonnie Costello (Boston University)
Performance
David Kravitz (baritone)
Arneis Quartet
MAR
25
Friday, March 25, 2016
Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania
202 S. 36th Street, Philadelphia
Meeting organized by the Philadelphia Program Committee

Science and the Legal System

MAR
24
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Princeton University
Friend Center Room 004

William Street, Princeton
Meeting organized by the Princeton Program Committee

Prospects for Change in Cuba

MAR
15
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA
Chamber Series in collaboration with the Cantata Singers

A Circle of Friends: Chamber Music by Johannes Brahms and Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn

MAR
10
Thursday, March 10, 2016
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA

Lunch and Book Discussion

Featuring
John Browne (L1 Energy; formerly BP), author of Connect: How Companies Succeed by Engaging Radically with Society
MAR
4
Friday, March 4, 2016
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA
Friday Forum

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

Featuring
Daniel R. Coquillette (Boston College Law School; Harvard Law School)

February 2016

FEB
26
Friday, February 26, 2016
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA
Chamber Series in collaboration with the Cantata Singers

My End is My Beginning: Music for Chamber Chorus by Berio, Machaut, Janequin, Pärt, and Castelnuovo-Tedesco

FEB
25
Thursday, February 25, 2016
University of California, San Diego
Meeting organized by the San Diego Program Committee

Neuroscience and Architecture

Featuring
Thomas D. Albright (Salk Institute for Biological Studies)
Michael A. Arbib (University of Southern California)
FEB
10
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA
in collaboration with the Catalyst Collaborative@MIT

The History and Science of Tom Stoppard’s “Arcadia”:
A Discussion and Staged Reading

Featuring
David Kaiser (Germeshausen Professor of the History of Science, Program in Science, Technology, and Society; Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Seth Lloyd (Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Professor of Engineering Systems,
Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
FEB
8
Monday, February 8, 2016
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA

Lunch and Book Discussion

Featuring
Geoffrey Cowan (University Professor of Communication and Annenberg Family Chair in Communication Leadership, University of Southern California; President, Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands; Author of Let the People Rule: Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of the Presidential Primary)
FEB
5
Friday, February 5, 2016
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA
Friday Forum

Did Dark Matter Kill the Dinosaurs?

Featuring
Lisa Randall (Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science, Harvard University)
FEB
4
Thursday, February 4, 2016   Video
University of California, Los Angeles

From Local to Global: Public Research Universities in the Twenty-First Century

Featuring
Gene Block (Chancellor, UCLA)
Marcelo Suárez-Orozco (Wasserman Dean, UCLA Graduate School of Education
& Information Studies)
Kim A. Wilcox (Chancellor, University of California, Riverside)
FEB
4
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Caltech
Pasadena, CA

Discussion with Academy Members on Public Understanding of Science

FEB
2
Tuesday, February 2, 2016   Video
Stanford University

Water: California in a Global Context

A discussion of global challenges related to water and the solutions for water sustainability
Featuring
Christopher B. Field (Founding Director, Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science; Melvin and Joan Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies,
Stanford University)
Anna M. Michalak (Faculty Member, Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science; Associate Professor, Department of Earth System Science,
Stanford University)
Joya Banerjee (Senior Program Officer, Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation)
Holly Doremus (Associate Dean, Faculty Development and Research; James H. House and Hiram H. Hurd Professor of Environmental Regulation; Faculty Co-Director, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment, UC Berkeley School of Law)
Isha Ray (Associate Professor of Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley)
Annie Maxwell (President, Skoll Global Threats Fund)
FEB
1
Monday, February 1, 2016
UCSF Mission Bay, San Francisco, CA

Discussion with Academy Members on Public Understanding of Science

FEB
1
Monday, February 1, 2016   Video
University of California, Berkeley
Morton L. Mandel Public Lecture

Consensus & Controversy in Science: Genes, GMOs & Climate

A discussion of public engagement on controversial scientific topics, from climate change to genetic engineering
Featuring
Randy W. Schekman (University Professor; Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley)
Jennifer Doudna (La Ka Shing Chancellor’s Chair in Biomedical and Health Sciences; Professor, Departments of Molecular & Cell Biology and Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley)
Richard A. Muller (Professor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley)
Pamela C. Ronald (Director, Laboratory for Crop Genetics Innovation; Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and the Genome Center, University of California, Davis; Director of Grass Genetics, Joint Bioenergy Institute)

January 2016

JAN
25
Monday, January 25, 2016
Yale University, New Haven, CT

Discussion with Academy Members on The Public Face of Research

Featuring
Margaret Clark (John M. Musser Professor of Psychology, Yale University)
Steven Girvin (Deputy Provost for Research; Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics and Professor of Applied Physics, Yale University)
Joseph Roach (Director, Theater Studies; Sterling Professor of Theater and English,
Yale University)
Frances Rosenbluth (Damon Wells Professor of International Politics and Political Science,
Yale University)
Geneva Overholser (Senior Fellow at the Center for Communication Leadership and Policy,
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism)

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