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Past Meetings and Events - 2017

Recordings available where noted.

March 2017

MAR
8
Wednesday, March 8, 2017   Video
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA
6:00 p.m.

2017 Distinguished Morton L. Mandel Annual Public Lecture
Ethics and the Global War on Terror: Can Conflicts with Non-State Actors Be Fought in a Just Way?

Featuring:
Gabriella Blum (Harvard Law School)
Neta Crawford (Boston University)
Jennifer Leaning (Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health)
Allen S. Weiner (Stanford Law School)

February 2017

MAR
3
Friday, March 3, 2017
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA
12:30 p.m.
Friday Forum

The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce’s Ulysses

Featuring:
Kevin Birmingham (Author; Harvard College Writing Program)
FEB
28
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
National Press Club, Washington, DC
9:00 a.m.

Panel Discussion and Press Conference for final report of the Academy’s Commission on Language Learning

FEB
20
Monday, February 20, 2017   Video
William Eckhardt Research Center, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
5:00 p.m.

Communicating Scientific Facts in an Age of Uncertainty

Featuring:
Arthur Lupia (University of Michigan)
Olufunmilayo I. Olopade (University of Chicago Medical Center)
Robert Rosner (University of Chicago)
Robert J. Zimmer (University of Chicago)
Jonathan F. Fanton (American Academy)
FEB
15
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA
6:00 p.m.
in collaboration with the Catalyst Collaborative@MIT

Staged Reading and Discussion of “Paradise” by Laura Maria Censabella

Featuring:
Paula Hammond (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Rebecca Saxe (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Saba Valadkhan (Case Western Reserve University)
Debra Wise (Catalyst Collaborative@MIT; Underground Railway Theater, Central Square Theater)
Carey Goldberg, moderator (WBUR)
FEB
10
Friday, February 10, 2017
Whittemore House, St. Louis, MO
8:00 a.m.

Breakfast with Academy Members

FEB
9
Thursday, February 9, 2017  |  Download a Summary (PDF)
University of California, San Diego Faculty Club, La Jolla, CA
5:00 p.m.

The Future of Immigration Reform

Featuring UCSD faculty:
David FitzGerald
Tom K. Wong
David A. Lake, moderator
FEB
8
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Rice University, James A. Baker III Hall, Houston, TX
6:00 p.m. Panel followed by reception

8:00 p.m. American Academy members and their guests are invited to join Academy President Jonathan Fanton for dinner following the program and reception
Hotel Zaza, 5701 Main Street, Houston

in collaboration with the Baker Institute at Rice University

Science, Technology and Innovation Policy in the New Administration

Featuring:
Sylvester James Gates Jr. (University of Maryland, College Park)
Jeannette M. Wing (Microsoft Research)
FEB
7
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
The Headliner’s Club, Austin, TX
6:30 p.m.

Dinner with Academy Members and discussion about The Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education

FEB
3
Friday, February 3, 2017
House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA
12:30 p.m.
Friday Forum

Democracy’s Detectives: Investigative Journalism in the Internet Age

Featuring:
Ellen Hume (Boston-based Journalist, Teacher, and Civil Society Activist)
FEB
3
Friday, February 3, 2017
Yale University, The Macmillan Center, New Haven, CT
12:00 p.m.

Courts and Law in the Age of Trump

Featuring:
Linda Greenhouse (Yale University)

January 2017

JAN
16
Monday, January 16, 2017
Café Boulud, Palm Beach, Florida
12:00 p.m.

Member Luncheon

JAN
14
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Florida
12:00 p.m.

Member Luncheon

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