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Past Meetings and Events - 2009

Recordings available where noted.

December 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Stated Meeting – Cambridge
Holiday Concert – An Evening with Malcolm Bilson
Location: House of the Academy
Introduction:
Christoph Wolff, Adams University Professor, Harvard University
Performer:
Malcolm Bilson, Frederick J. Whiton Professor of Music, Emeritus, Cornell University

November 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009
Stated Meeting – New York
Business and Society in the 21st Century: The Way ForwardVideo
Welcome:
Richard L. Revesz, Dean and Lawrence King Professor of Law, New York University
Moderator:
William T. Allen, Clinical Jack H. Nusbaum Professor of Law and Business; Director, Pollack Center for Law and Business, New York University
Speakers:
Rajat Gupta, Senior Partner Emeritus, McKinsey & Company
Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, TIAA-CREF
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Stated Meeting – Chicago
Black Humor: Reflections on an American Tradition
Speakers:
Glenda Carpio, Associate Professor of African and African American Studies and of English and American Literature and Language, Harvard University
Werner Sollors, Henry B. and Anne M. Cabot Professor of English Literature; Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University
Gerald Early, Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters and Director of the Center for the Humanities, Washington University in St. Louis
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Stated Meeting – Cambridge
The Education of an American Dreamer: How a Son of Greek Immigrants Learned
His Way from a Nebraska Diner to Washington, Wall Street, and Beyond
Audio
Speakers:
Peter Peterson, Chairman, Peter G. Peterson Foundation Peter Nicholas, Chairman of the Board, Boston Scientific Corporation

October 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009
Stated Meeting – Cambridge
Harvey Brooks LectureVideo
Speaker:
John Holdren, Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President of the United States
The Energy Future
Moderator:
Richard Meserve, President, Carnegie Institution for Science
Speakers:
John Doerr, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Paul Joskow, President, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Steven Koonin, Under Secretary for Science, United States Department of Energy
John W. Rowe , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Exelon Corporation
Saturday, October 10, 2009
229th Induction CeremonyVideo
Location: Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, MA
Friday, October 9, 2009
Meeting - Cambridge
An Evening with Academy Writers, Featuring Galway Kinnell
Location: House of the Academy
Speakers:
Denis Donoghue, University Professor and Henry James Professor of English and American Letters, New York University
Gish Jen, Author
Jamaica Kincaid, Novelist; Professor of Literature, Claremont McKenna College
Galway Kinnell, Poet; Erich Maria Remarque Professor of Creative Writing, New York University
James Salter, Author

September 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009
Stated Meeting - Cambridge
The New Literary History of America Audio
Location: House of the Academy
Speakers:
Greil Marcus, author
Werner Sollors, Henry B. and Anne M. Cabot Professor of English Literature; Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Stated Meeting – Stanford, California
The Challenges of Mass Incarceration in AmericaAudio
Welcome:
Larry Kramer, Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and Dean, Stanford Law School Presenters:
Nicola Lacey, Professor of Criminal Law and Legal Theory, London School of Economics
Glenn Loury, Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences; Professor of Economics, Brown University
Joan Petersilia, Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
Robert Weisberg, Edwin E. Huddleson, Jr. Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
Bruce Western, Professor of Sociology, Harvard University

July 2009

Thursday, July 30, 2009
Space Policy Briefing - Washington, D.C. – Audio
Location: Rayburn House Office Building
Overview:
John D. Steinbruner, Project Director, Reconsidering the Rules of Space, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Center for International Security Studies, University of Maryland
Remarks:
Robie I. Samanta Roy, Assistant Director for Space and Aeronautics, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Presentations:
Nancy Gallagher, Reconsidering the Rules for Space Security, Associate Director of Research Center for International and Security Studies, University of Maryland
Jeffrey G. Lewis, China’s Space Program, Director, Nuclear Strategy and Nonproliferation Initiative, New America Foundation
Neal Lane, U.S. Space Policy: Challenges and Opportunities, Malcolm Gillis University Professor and Senior Fellow, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University
George Abbey, U.S. Space Policy: Challenges and Opportunities, Baker Botts Senior Fellow in Space Policy, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University

May 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Annual and Stated Meeting - Cambridge
What Is Missing in Medical Thinking?
Location: House of the Academy
Speaker:
Jerome Groopman, Dina and Raphael Recanati Chair of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief of Experimental Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; staff writer in medicine and biology, The New Yorker

April 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009
Spring Concert - Cambridge
An Evening of Chamber Music
Location: House of the Academy
Performers:
Edward Arron, cello
Ronald Arron, viola
Aaron Boyd, violin
Jeewon Park, piano

March 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Stated Meeting - Cambridge
Novel Applications of Nanotechnology
Location: House of the Academy
Moderator:
Phillip A. Sharp, Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Speakers:
Robert Langer, Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (applications in medicine)
Angela Belcher, Germehausen Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (applications in energy)
Evelyn Hu, Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, Harvard University (applications in photonics)
Monday, March 9, 2009
Symposium - Washington, DC
The Humanities in a Civil Society
Location: George Washington University
Watch C-SPAN's coverage of this program.
Moderator:
Leslie Berlowitz, Chief Executive Officer, American Academy
Speakers:
Edward L. Ayers, President, University of Richmond
Don Michael Randel, President, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
David Souter, Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court
Patricia Q. Stonesifer, Chairwoman, Smithsonian Institution

February 2009

Saturday, February 28 to Sunday, March 1, 2009
Symposium - Mountain View, CA
The Public Good: The Impact of Information Technology on SocietyAudio and Video
Location: Google, Microsoft, and Computer History Museum
Partial List of Speakers:
Jonathan Berger, Composer, Associate Professor, and Co-Director of the Institute for Creativity and the Arts, Stanford University
Henry Brady, Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
Vinton Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google Inc.
David Clark, Senior Research Scientist, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Joshua Cohen, Professor of Philosophy, Law and Political Science, Stanford University
Dale Dougherty, Editor and Publisher, Make Magazine, O’Reilly Media Inc.
Cynthia Dwork, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research
Edward Feigenbaum, Kumagai Professor in the School of Engineering, Emeritus, Stanford University
Edward Felten, Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs, Princeton University
Charles Geschke, Co-chairman of the Board, Adobe Systems Inc.
Pat Hanrahan, Canon USA Professor, Computer Graphics Laboratory, Stanford University
John Hennessy, President, Stanford University
John Hollar, President and CEO, Computer History Museum
Irwin M. Jacobs, Chairman, Co-Founder, and Former CEO, Qualcomm Inc.
Michael A. Keller, Ida M. Green University Librarian and Director of Academic Information Resources, Stanford University
Butler Lampson, Technical Fellow, Microsoft Inc.
Edward Lazowska, Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington
Donald A.B. Lindberg, Director, National Library of Medicine
Carl Rosendahl, founder and former President, Pacific Data Images
Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google Inc.
John E. Warnock, Co-Chairman of the Board and former President and Chief Executive Officer, Adobe Systems
Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Law and Co-Founder of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School
Monday, February 2, 2009
Film Screening and Discussion - Cambridge
In Search of Memory
Location: House of the Academy
Speakers:
Eric Kandel, University Professor and Fred Kavli Professor and Director of the Kavli Institute for Brain Science, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; Senior Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Petra Seeger, film director

January 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Stated Meeting - Cambridge
After the 2008 Elections: How Will They Govern?Audio
Location: House of the Academy
Moderator:
David Ellwood, Scott Black Professor of Political Economy and Dean, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Speakers:
Thomas E. Mann, Senior Fellow and W. Averell Harriman Chair, Brookings Institution
Norman Ornstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

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