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Past Meetings and Events - 2004

December 2004

December 15, 2004
1886th Stated Meeting
Location: Cambridge, MA
The Academy's 1886th Stated Meeting was held at the House of the Academy on December 15, 2004. Professor Christoph Wolff, Adams University Professor of Musicology at Harvard University, gave a talk entitled A Bach Cult.
December 1, 2004
Academy Meeting
Location: New York City, NY
The Academy held a meeting in New York City on December 1, 2004. Robert Legvold, Professor of Political Science at Columbia University; Dmitri Trenin, Colonel, Soviet and Russian Armed Forces (Ret.) and Deputy Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center; and William Odom, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army (Ret.) and Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, spoke on Russia and Its Neighbors.

November 2004

November 23, 2004
Western Center Meeting
Location: Stanford, CA
The Academy's Western Center held a meeting to discuss the topic of National Security and Civil Liberties. Kathleen Sullivan, Stanley Morrison Professor of Law and Former Dean, gave a talk entitled Do We Have an Emergency Constitution? at Stanford University.
November 22, 2004
Western Center Meeting
Location: Stanford, CA
The Academy's Western Center had a gathering of Fellows at the University of California at Berkeley to meet the new chancellor, Robert J. Birgeneau, recognize new Fellows and hear about Academy activities.
November 13, 2004
1885th Stated Meeting
Location: Midwest Center, St. Louis, MO
The Academy's 1885th Stated Meeting was held at the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis on November 13, 2004. Peter Raven, Director of the Missouri Botanical Gardens and Engelmann Professor of Botany at Washington University in St. Louis, gave a talk entitled Biodiversity and Our Common Future.
November 11, 2004
Midwest Center Meeting
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
The Academy had a Meeting at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, on November 11, 2004. Huda Akil, Gardner C. Quarton Distinguished University Professor of Neurosciences in Psychiatry and Co-Director of the U-M Mental Health Research Institute, spoke on Stress and Equanimity in Turbulent Times.
November 10, 2004
1884th Stated Meeting
Location: Cambridge, MA
The Academy's 1884th Stated Meeting was held at the House of the Academy on November 10, 2004. Loren Graham, Professor of the History of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Jean-Michel Kantor, a mathematician from the Institut Mathématiques de Jussieu Université Paris, gave a talk entitled Russian Religious Mystics and French Rationalists: Mathematics, 1900-1930.

October 2004

October 30, 2004
1883rd Stated Meeting
Location: Western Center, Seattle, WA
The Academy's 1883rd Stated Meeting was held at the Seattle Art Museum on October 30, 2004. Harvey Fineberg, President of the Institute of Medicine, gave a talk entitled The Predicament of American Healthcare.
October 9, 2004
1882nd Stated Meeting and National Induction Ceremony
Location: Cambridge, MA
The Academy's 1882nd Stated Meeting and National Induction Ceremony was held on October 9, 2004. Read the Press Release

September 2004

September 28, 2004
Lecture and Fall Reception
Location: Cambridge, MA
The Academy hosted a lecture on September 28, 2004, entitled Perspectives on the National Elections, 2004, which was followed by a Fall Reception. The event took place at the House of the Academy. The speakers were Howard Gardner, John H. & Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Education at Harvard University, Ernest May, Charles Warren Professor of History at Harvard University, and Sidney Verba, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor at Harvard University.

May 2004

May 27, 2004
Spring Program and Reception for Fellows and Visiting Scholars
Location: Cambridge, MA
The Academy hosted a Spring Program and Reception for Fellows and Visiting Scholars at the House of the Academy on Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 4:30 p.m. James Carroll, chair of the Visiting Scholars Program, moderated as Members of the 2003-2004 class of Visiting Scholars gave brief talks about their experiences at the Academy and updates on their current research.
May 12, 2004
1881st Stated Meeting and 224th Annual Meeting
Location: Cambridge, MA
The Academy's 1881st Stated Meeting was held at the House of the Academy on May 12, 2004 at 5:30 p.m. May Berenbaum of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Tom Eisner of Cornell University, John Hildebrand of the University of Arizona, and Jerrold Meinwald of Cornell University, spoke about Bugs, Behavior, and Biomolecules: The Naturalist’s Guide to the Future.
May 3, 2004
Understated Meeting
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sanford Levinson of the UT Austin, School of Law, and Philip Heymann of Harvard Law School gave a talk entitled Contemplating Torture and Lesser Forms of Highly Coercive Interrogation at the House of the Academy.

April 2004

April 14, 2004
1880th Stated Meeting and Joint Meeting with the Boston Athenaeum
Location: Cambridge, MA
The Academy's 1880th Stated Meeting was held at the House of the Academy on April 14, 2004 at 6:00 p.m. Peter Galison of Harvard University gave a talk entitled Einstein’s Clocks, Poincaré’s Maps: Empires of Time.

March 2004

March 31, 2004
Inaugural John Kenneth Galbraith Honor Lecture
Location: Cambridge, MA
In collaboration with the Cambridge Public Library, the Academy held a lecture by Peter Galbraith entitled How to Get Out of Iraq: What Went Wrong and What it Means at the House of the Academy.
March 30, 2004
Understated Meeting
Location: Madison, WI
The Academy held a roundtable discussion entitled Research and the Wisconsin Idea at the Pyle Center at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Cora Marrett of the University of Wisconsin was the moderator.
March 10, 2004
1879th Stated Meeting
Location: Cambridge, MA
The Academy's 1879th Stated Meeting was held at the House of the Academy on March 10, 2004 at 5:30 p.m. Bruce Ackerman of Yale Law School gave a talk entitled Voting with Dollars. A response by Barney Frank, US House of Representatives, followed.

February 2004

February 27, 2004
Panel Discussion and Reception
Location: Berkeley, CA
On Friday, February 27, 2004, a panel discussion on "The Court and Congress" was held in 140 Boalt Hall on the UC Berkeley campus from 3:00-5:00 p.m. The speakers were Philip Frickey and Gordon Silverstein, both UC Berkeley faculty. Neal Devins of the College of William and Mary and Nelson Polsby of UC Berkeley delivered comments. A reception for Academy Fellows followed at 5:30 p.m. in the Goldberg Room in Boalt Hall.
This event was part of the conference on Earl Warren and the Warren Court: A Fifty-Year Retrospect, organized by the Earl Warren Legal Institute, UC Berkeley, and co-sponsored by the American Academy and UC Berkeley.
February 11, 2004
1878th Stated Meeting
Location: Cambridge, MA
The Academy's 1878th Stated Meeting was held at the House of the Academy on February 11, 2004 at 5:30 p.m. Amartya Kumar Sen of Harvard University gave a talk entitled What's the Point of Democracy?

January 2004

January 26, 2004
Symposium
Location: Cambridge, MA
An Academy Symposium was held at the House of the Academy on January 26, 2004 at 5:00 p.m. The panel of speakers included Nathan Glazer of Harvard University; Anthony Lewis, former columnist for The New York Times; and Sam Tanenhaus of Vanity Fair. The topic of the discussion was “Have You No Sense of Decency?” McCarthyism 50 Years Later.

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