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Past Meetings and Events - 2006

December 2006

Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Stated Meeting - Cambridge
Handel’s Portraits of Italy in the Early Chamber Cantatas
Location: House of the Academy
Speaker:
Ellen Harris, Class of 1949 Professor of Music and Musicology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Performers:
Pamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano
Daniel Ryan, baroque cello
Michael Beattie, harpsichord
Thursday, December 7, 2006
Stated Meeting - New York
The Future of News
Welcome:
Ann Moore, Chairman and CEO, Time, Inc.
Moderator:
Norman Pearlstine, former Editor-in-Chief, Time Warner, Inc. and Senior Advisor, The Carlyle Group
Panel:
Jill Abramson, Managing Editor, The New York Times
John Carroll, Knight Visiting Lecturer, Shorenstein Center, Harvard University
Jeff Jarvis, BuzzMachine.com
Geneva Overholser, Hurley Chair in Public Affairs Reporting, University of Missouri
Jonathan Klein, President, CNN

November 2006

Monday, November 20, 2006
Campus Meeting – University of California, Berkeley
Who's Watching Me Now? Surveillance, Exposure, Privacy and New Technologies
Welcome:
Robert Birgeneau, Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley
Convener: Jesse Choper, Earl Warren Professor of Public Law, University of California, Berkeley
Moderator:
Michael Traynor, Senior Counsel, Cooley Godward Kronish
Presenters:
Deirdre Mulligan, Clinical Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley
Nancy Van House, Professor, School of Information, University of California, Berkeley
Friday, November 17, 2006
Campus Meeting – University of California, San Diego
The Birth of Oxygen
Welcome:
Marye Anne Fox, Chancellor, University of California, San Diego
Convener: Gordon Gill, Professor of Medicine, Emeritus, University of California, San Diego
Speaker:
John Abelson, Professor of Biochemistry, University of California, San Francisco
Monday, November 13, 2006
Stated Meeting – Cambridge
Politics and Knowledge in the Middle East
Location: House of the Academy
Moderator:
Philip Khoury, Associate Provost, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Panel:
John Waterbury, President, American University of Beirut
Itamar Rabinovich, President, Tel Aviv University
Sari Nusseibeh, President, Al-Quds University
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Stated Meeting - Chicago
War and Peace in the Operas of Guiseppe Verdi
Location: Gleacher Center, University of Chicago
Speaker:
Philip Gossett, Robert W. Render Distinguished Service Professor of Music History, University of Chicago
Performers:
Quinn Kelsey, University of Chicago Motet Choir
Marjorie Owens, University of Chicago Motet Choir under the direction of James Kallembach

October 2006

Monday, October 30, 2006
Meeting - Cambridge
Our Undemocratic Constitution:
Where the US Constitution Goes Wrong (and How We the People Can Correct it)

Speaker:
Sanford Levinson, W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood Jr. Centennial Chair and Professor of Law, University of Texas Law School
Respondents:
Barney Frank, US Congress (D-Massachusetts)
Robert Post, David Boies Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Saturday, October 7, 2006
Sanders Theatre, Harvard University
226th Induction Ceremony

September 2006

Thursday, September 7, 2006
Meeting - New York
The Broken Branch: How Congress is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track Cohosted by New York University’s John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress
Location: New York University
Speakers:
Norman Ornstein, American Enterprise Institute
Thomas Mann, Brookings Institution

May 2006

May 31, 2006
Panel Presentation:
The Massachusetts Health Insurance Plan: How will it work? Is it a Model for the Nation?
Location: House of the Academy
Moderator:
Robert Pozen, Chairman of MFS Investment Management
Panel:
Samuel Thier, Professor of Medicine and Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
Timothy R. Murphy, Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services
John W. Rowe, M.D., Executive Chairman of Aetna Inc
Jonathan Gruber, Professor of Economics, MIT
May 18, 2006
Joint Academy and Cambridge Public Library Special Lecture
John Kenneth Galbraith Honor Lecture
Location: House of the Academy
Speaker:
Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court
May 10, 2006
Cambridge Stated Meeting and Annual Meeting
Threats to the Rule of Law: State Courts, Public Expectations, and Political Attitudes
Location: House of the Academy
Speakers:
Margaret Marshall, Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
Ronald M. George, Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court

April 2006

April 21, 2006
Spring Concert
Location: House of the Academy
Performers:
Abraham Appleman, violin
Edward Arron, cello
Ronald Arron, viola
Jeewon Park, piano
April 4, 2006
Boston Stated Meeting and Joint Meeting with the Boston Athenaeum
Great Scientific Discoveries of the 20th Century
Location: Boston Athenaeum
Speaker:
Alan Lightman, Adjunct Professor of Humanities, MIT

March 2006

March 18, 2006
San Francisco Stated Meeting
The Creative Blending of Art & Science
Location: The Presidio, Letterman Digital Arts Center
Speaker:
George Lucas, Chairman, Lucasfilm, Ltd.
March 8, 2006
Cambridge Stated Meeting
Preparing for Pandemics
Location: House of the Academy
Moderator:
Joseph Martin, Dean, Harvard Medical School
Speakers:
Barry R. Bloom, Dean, Harvard School of Public Health
Howard Koh, Associate Dean, Harvard School of Public Health

February 2006

February 28 , 2006
Cambridge Lecture
When There Are No Good Choices: Lyndon Johnson and the Vietnam/Great Society Connection
Location: House of the Academy
Introduction:
Ernest R. May, Professor of American History, Harvard University
Speaker:
Francis Bator, Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus, Harvard University
February 9, 2006
Cambridge Stated Meeting
Tax Reform: Current Problems, Possible Solutions, and Unresolved Questions
Introduction:
John Reed, CitiCorp (retired)
Speaker:
James Poterba, Professor of Economics, MIT
Respondent:
Michael J. Graetz, Professor of Law, Yale University
February 15, 2006
Chicago Regional Meeting
America's Greatest Lawyer: Abraham Lincoln in Private Practice and Public Life
Location: University of Chicago - Law School
Speaker:
Walter Dellinger, Douglas B. Maggs Professor of Law, Duke University

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