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The Humanities and Civil Society

House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA
July 17, 2012

A Regional Forum of the American Academy's Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences

Annette Gordon-Reed

S. Paul Reville

David Souter
Commission Members in Attendance

Leslie Berlowitz, President, American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Philip Bredesen, Jr., former Governor of Tennessee
Richard B. Freeman, Professor of Economics, Harvard University
Annette Gordon-Reed, Professor of Law, Professor of History, Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
David Souter, former Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States

Leslie Berlowitz
President, American Academy of Arts & Sciences
video (4 mins)

Esther Mackintosh
President, Federation of State Humanities Councils
video (7 mins)

David Watters
New Hampshire State Representative; Professor of English, University of New Hampshire
video (6 mins)

Panel on K-12 Enrichment and Lifelong Learning
Peter Gilbert
Executive Director, Vermont Humanities Council
video (3 mins)
Alexandra Rollins
Interim Executive Director, Rhode Island Council for the Humanities
video (2 mins)

Panelists

S. Paul Reville
Massachusetts Secretary of Education
video (10 mins)
Gary S. Katzmann
Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court
video (10 mins)
Max Latona
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Saint Anselm College
video (8 mins)
Lizz Sinclair
Program Director, Maine Humanities Council
Loretta Grikis
Reference and Information Services Librarian, Baystate Health
video (9 mins)
Panel on Cultural Heritage and Economic Development
David Tebaldi
Executive Director, Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
video (5 mins)
Stuart Parnes
Executive Director, Connecticut Humanities Council Panelists
video (4 mins)
Kip Bergstrom
Deputy Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Economic Development
video (14 mins)
Sally Whipple
Dir. of Education & Community Programming, CT’s Old State House
video (11 mins)
Martin Blatt
Chief of Cultural Resources/Historian, Boston National Historical Park
video (6 mins)
Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello
Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Salem State University
video (9 mins)
Comments by Commission Members

Philip Bredesen, Jr.
former Governer of Tennessee
video (4 mins)

David Souter
former Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
video (7 mins)

Panel on Literacy, Civics, and Citizenship
Deborah Watrous
Executive Director, New Hampshire Humanities Council
video (3 mins)
Lizz Sinclair
Program Director, Maine Humanities Council
video (2 mins)

Panelists

Jack Cheng
Academic Director, Boston Clemente Course in the Humanities
video (7 mins)
David Richards
Director, Margaret Chase Smith Library
video (8 mins)
Tikaram Acharya
Founder, Bhutanese Community of New Hampshire
video (11 mins)
Courtney Marshall
Assistant Professor of English & Women’s Studies, University of New Hampshire
video (7 mins)

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