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Past Meetings and Events - 2010

Recordings available where noted.

December 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Meeting - Cambridge
Holiday Concert: Celebrating American Academy Composers
Location: House of the Academy
Performers:
Yehudi Wyner, composer, Professor Emeritus of Composition, Brandeis University
Richard Stoltzman, clarinetist, Faculty Member, New England Conservatory of Music
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Stated Meeting - New York
The University and the CityAudio and Video
Speakers:
Robert Berdahl, President, Association of American Universities
Jared Cohon, President, Carnegie Mellon University
Ruth Simmons, President, Brown University
Moderator:
John Sexton, President, New York University

November 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010
Meetings - Chicago
PROGRAM: Reproductive Rights: Politics and Ethics in the Abortion Debate
Speakers:
Geoffrey Stone, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago Law School
Reva Siegel, Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law, Yale University
Gerald Rosenberg, Associate Professor of Political Science and Lecturer in Law, University of Chicago
Christine Stansell, Stein-Freiler Distinguished Service Professor in United States History and the College, University of Chicago
 
PROGRAM: CENSORED! The First Amendment, Sex, and Obscenity
Speakers:
Geoffrey Stone, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago Law School
Martin Redish, Louis and Harriet Ancel Professor of Law and Public Policy, Northwestern University
Amy Adler, Emily Kempin Professor of Law, New York University
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Meeting - Cambridge
The Financial Crisis & Economic Policy
Location: House of the Academy
Introduction:
John Campbell, Harvard College Professor and Morton L. and Carole S. Olshan Professor of Economics, Harvard University
Speakers:
Benjamin Friedman, William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University
Robert Solow, Institute Professor Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Peter Temin, Elisha Gray II Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

October 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Meeting - New York
On the Financial Crisis and Economic PolicyAudio and Video
Moderator:
James Simons, President, Euclidean Capital; Board Chair, Renaissance Technologies, LLC
Speakers:
Benjamin Friedman, William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy Harvard University
Robert Solow, Institute Professor Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Paul Volcker, Chair, Economic Recovery Advisory Board
INDUCTION WEEKEND IN CAMBRIDGEVideo
Friday, October 8, 2010
Evening Reception and Program
Saturday, October 9, 2010
2010 Induction Ceremony
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Sunday Symposium

September 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010
Stated Meeting - Cambridge
Because It Is Wrong: Torture, Privacy, and Presidential Power in the Age of TerrorAudio and Video
Location: House of the Academy
Introduction:
Michael Boudin, Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Speakers:
Charles Fried, Beneficial Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Gregory Fried, Professor and Chair, Philosophy Department, Suffolk University
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Meeting - Boston
The Great American UniversityAudio and Video
Welcome & Introduction:
Robert A. Brown, President, Boston University
Leslie Berlowitz, President, American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Speaker:
Jonathan R. Cole, John Mitchell Mason Professor of the University and Provost and Dean of Faculties, Emeritus, Columbia University

August 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010
New York, NY
The Challenges of Mass Incarceration in AmericaAudio and Video
Introduction:
Leslie Berlowitz, Chief Executive Officer and the William T. Golden Chair, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Speakers:
Bruce Western, Professor of Sociology at Harvard University and Director of the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.
Glenn C. Loury, Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics, Brown University
Dora Schriro, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Correction

June 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Seminar – Washington, DC
Scientists' Understanding of the PublicVideo
Welcome:
Alan Leshner, Chief Executive Officer, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Speakers:
Robert Fri, Visiting Scholar and Senior Fellow Emeritus, Resources for the Future
Chris Mooney, Science and Political Journalist

May 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Stated Meeting – Cambridge
Advances in Brain Science: Implications for TherapyVideo
Moderator:
Emilio Bizzi, Institute Professor and Investigator, McGovern Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Speakers:
Robert Desimone, Director, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Edward Scolnick, Director, Psychiatric Disease Program and the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, Broad Institute
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Founders Day: A Celebration of the Academy’s 230th Anniversary
Reflections on the Founding PeriodAudio
Introduction:
Gordon S. Wood, University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus, Brown University
Speaker:
Jack Rakove, William Robertson Coe Professor of History and American Studies and Professor of Political Science, Stanford University
Concert:
Performance of 18th and 19th Century Music
Performers:
Edward Arron, cello
Ronald Arron, viola
Jennifer Frautschi, violin
Jeewon Park , piano

April 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010
Meeting – Cambridge
The Challenges to Nuclear Energy in the Arab World
Introduction:
Steven Miller, Director, International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
Speaker:
Hamad Al Kaabi, Permanent Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency, United Arab Emirates
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Congressional Briefing – Washington, DC
The Global Nuclear Future
Speakers:
Thomas Isaacs, Consulting Professor at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University, and Director of the Office of Planning and Special Studies at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Steven Miller, Director, International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
Robert Rosner, Professor, Departments of Astronomy & Astrophysics and Physics, University of Chicago
Scott Sagan, Professor of Political Science, Codirector of Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Stated Meeting – Cambridge
Prospects for the Economy
Introduction:
James Poterba, Mitsui Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; President, National Bureau of Economic Research
Speaker:
John S. Reed, Retired Chairman and CEO, Citigroup; Retired Chairman, New York Stock Exchange

March 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Stated Meeting – Cambridge
The Supreme Court and RaceAudio and Video
Welcome:
Lawrence Bobo, W.E.B Du Bois Professor of Social Sciences, Harvard University
Introduction:
Randall Kennedy, Michael R. Klein Professor of Law, Harvard University
Speaker:
Michael Klarman, Kirkland and Ellis Professor of Law, Harvard University

February 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010
Concert - Cambridge
An Evening with Thomas Zehetmair
Performer:
Thomas Zehetmair, leading Austrian violinist and chamber musician; Music Director, Northern Sinfonia
Monday, February 8, 2010
Meeting – Chicago
The Global Nuclear FutureAudio
In collaboration with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Speakers:
Steven Miller, Director, International Security Program, Harvard Kennedy School
Robert Rosner, Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Professor of Physics, University of Chicago
Scott Sagan, Professor of Political Science and Co-director, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University

January 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010
Stated Meeting – Cambridge
A Conversation on Evolving U.S. Policy toward RussiaAudio
Location: House of the Academy
Speakers:
Robert Legvold, Marshall D. Shulman Professor Emeritus, Columbia University
Thomas Graham, Senior Director, Kissinger Associates; former Senior Director for Russia, National Security Council

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