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Past Meetings and Events - 2008

Recordings available where noted.

December 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Stated Meeting – Cambridge
Holiday Concert: An Evening with Robert Levin
Location: House of the Academy
Performer:
Robert Levin, Dwight P. Robinson, Jr. Professor of Music Performance & Analysis, Harvard University
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Stated Meeting - La Jolla, CA
The New Pragmatism: Coping with Overwhelming Problems
Location: University of California, San Diego
Welcome:
Marye Anne Fox, Chancellor, University of California, San Diego
Speaker:
Daniel Yankelovich, Chairman, Viewpoint Learning, Inc.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Stated Meeting - Berkeley, CA
Challenges to Public UniversitiesAudio
Location: University of California, Berkeley
Speakers:
Robert Birgeneau, Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley
Mark Yudof, President, University of California
Christopher F. Edley, Jr., Dean, University of California, Berkeley Law School
Monday, December 1, 2008
Stated Meeting - Stanford, CA
The Election and its ConsequencesAudio
Location: Stanford University
Moderator:
John Hennessy, President, Stanford University
Speakers:
David Brady, Bowen H. and Janice Arthur McCoy Professor of Political Science and Leadership Values; Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Pamela Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law, Stanford University

November 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Stated Meeting - Cambridge
Living and Dying: James Merrill's Last Poems
Location: House of the Academy
Introduction:
Lawrence Buell, Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature, Harvard University
Speaker:
Helen Vendler, A. Kingsley Porter University Professor, Harvard University
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Stated Meeting – Chicago
The Invisible Constitution and the Rule of Law
Location: Northwestern Law School
Moderator:
Diane P. Wood, Judge, United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Speakers:
Frank H. Easterbrook, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Geoffrey Stone, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago Law School
Laurence Tribe, Ralph S. Tyler, Jr. Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard University
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Symposium - New York
Judicial IndependenceAudio
Location: New York University Law School
Moderator:
Linda Greenhouse, Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence and Joseph M. Goldstein Senior Fellow, Yale Law School
Speakers:
Sandra Day O’Connor, Associate Justice (retired), United States Supreme Court
Judith Resnik, Arthur Liman Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Viet Dinh, Professor of Law, Georgetown Law School
Bert Brandenburg, Executive Director, Justice at Stake

October 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008
Stated Meeting – Cambridge
Andrei Sakharov: The Nuclear Legacy
Location: House of the Academy
Moderator:
Paul Doty, Mallinckrodt Professor of Biochemistry, Emeritus; Director, Emeritus, International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University
Speaker:
Matthew Bunn, Associate Professor of Public Policy; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom, Harvard University
František Janouch, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm; Founder, The Charter 77 Foundation, Prague
Pavel Podvig, Research Associate, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University
Eugene Miasnikov, Center for Arms Control, Energy and Environmental Studies, Moscow
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Stated Meeting – Cambridge
The Nuclear FutureAudio
Location: House of the Academy
Moderator:
Richard Meserve, President, Carnegie Institution; former Chairman, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Speakers:
Sidney Drell, Professor and Deputy Director Emeritus, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
Richard Lester, Director, Industrial Performance Center and a Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Steven Miller, Director, International Security Program, Harvard University
Sam Nunn, Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nuclear Threat Initiative; former United States Senator
William Perry, Michael & Barbara Berberian Professor and Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University; former United States Secretary of Defense
Robert Rosner, Director, Argonne National Laboratory
Scott Sagan, Co-Director, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University
George Shultz, Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; former United States Secretary of State
Saturday, October 11, 2008
228th Induction Ceremony - CambridgeAudio

May 2008

Thursday, May 8, 2008
Spring Concert and Annual Meeting - Cambridge
An Evening of Chamber Music
Location: House of the Academy
Performers:
Edward Arron, cello
Ronald Arron, viola
Aaron Boyd, violin
Jeewon Park, piano

April 2008

Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Stated Meeting - Cambridge
Science Results from the Mars Exploration Rover MissionAudio
Location: House of the Academy
Introduction:
Claude Canizares, Bruno Rossi Professor of Physics, Vice President for Research, and Associate Provost, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Speaker:
Steven W. Squyres, Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy, Cornell University; Principal Investigator, Mars Exploration Rover Project

March 2008

Thursday, March 13, 2008
Stated Meeting - Cambridge
The Research Library in the Information Age Audio
Location: House of the Academy
Introduction:
Bernard Bailyn, Adams University Professor, Emeritus, Harvard University
Speaker:
Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and Director of the Harvard University Library
Monday, March 3, 2008
Film Screening and Discussion - Cambridge
Constantine's Sword
Location: House of the Academy
Speakers:
James Carroll, author and film co-producer
Michael J. Sandel, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, Harvard University

February 2008

Thursday, February 28, 2008
Book Hour - Cambridge
The Cancer Treatment Revolution: How Smart Drugs and Other New Therapies Are Renewing Our Hope and Changing the Face of Medicine
Location: House of the Academy
Speaker:
David Nathan, President Emeritus, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Stated Meeting - Pacific Palisades, California
The Art and Science of Conservation Audio
Location: Getty Villa in Malibu
Welcome:
James Wood, President and CEO, J. Paul Getty Trust
Speakers:
Jerry Podany, Head, Department of Antiquities Conservation, J. Paul Getty Museum
Jorge Silvetti, A Principal Architect of the Getty Villa Restoration
Robert Campbell, architect and architecture critic, The Boston Globe
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Stated Meeting - Cambridge
Science, Policy, and the MediaAudio>
Location: House of the Academy
Welcome:
Emilio Bizzi, President, American Academy of Arts & Sciences; Institute Professor, MIT
Speaker:
Donald Kennedy, Editor-in-Chief, Science magazine; President Emeritus, Stanford University

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