Facebook Twitter YouTube
  Home  
  News  Expand   News  
    About    Expand     About    
  Projects  Expand   Projects  
  Members  Expand   Members  
  Publications  Expand   Publications  
  Meetings  Expand   Meetings  
  Fellowships  Expand   Fellowships &nbsp
  Prizes  
  Contribute  
  Member Login

Past Meetings and Events - 2012

Recordings available where noted.

December 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012
Stated Meeting – Cambridge
The Emergence of a Masterpiece:
Beethoven’s Cello Sonata in A Major, Op. 69
Video
Speakers:
Lewis Lockwood, Fanny Peabody Professor of Music, Emeritus, Harvard University
Performance:
The Fischer Duo (Norman Fischer, cello; Jeanne Kierman, piano)

November 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Stated Meeting – Cambridge
The Modern Concept of Matter Video
Speaker:
Frank Wilczek, Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; 2004 Nobel Laureate
Introduction:
Jerome Friedman, Institute Professor and Professor of Physics, Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; 1990 Nobel Laureate
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Regional Forum of the American Academy's Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences – New York, NY
The Humanities and Social Sciences and Advanced ResearchVideo
Scholars, writers, and research library professionals provide testimony on the importance of the humanities and social sciences.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Stated Meeting – Chicago
On the Common Good
In collaboration with the Chicago Humanities Festival
Speakers:
Mickey Edwards, Vice President, Aspen Institute; former member of Congress
Geoffrey R. Stone, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago Law School
Diane P. Wood, Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; Senior Lecturer, University of Chicago Law School
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Meeting – Chicago
The Future of Energy Video
In collaboration with the Royal Society and the British Consulate
Moderator:
Robert Fefferman, Dean, Physical Sciences, Max Mason Distinguished Service Professor of Mathematics, University of Chicago
Speakers:
Peter Littlewood, Associate Laboratory Director for Physical Sciences and Engineering, Argonne National Laboratory
Robert Rosner, William E. Wrather Distinguished Service Professor, Departments of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Physics; Senior Fellow, Computation Institute; Founding Co-Director, Energy Policy Institute at Chicago; Director, Center for Exascale Simulations of Advanced Reactors, University of Chicago
Welcome:
Leslie Berlowitz, President, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Robert Chatterton Dickson, British Consul General, Chicago

October 2012

October 6-7, 2012
INDUCTION WEEKEND IN CAMBRIDGEVideo
Saturday, October 6, 2012
2012 Induction Ceremony
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Stated Meeting
Stewarding Democracy – American Institutions and the Public Good
Speakers:
Martin Baron, Editor, The Boston Globe
Philip Bredesen, former Governor of Tennessee
Karl Eikenberry, William J. Perry Fellow in International Security, Stanford University; former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General
Alex Jones, Laurence M. Lombard Lecturer in the Press and Public Policy; Director, Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Jim Leach, Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities
Norman Ornstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Diane P. Wood, Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; Senior Lecturer, University of Chicago Law School
Judy Woodruff, Co-Anchor and Senior Correspondent, PBS NewsHour

September 2012

September 14, 2012
Regional Forum of the American Academy's Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences – Miami, Florida
The Humanities and Social Sciences in Local CommunitiesVideo
Scholars, artists, and local leaders provide testimony on the importance of the humanities and social sciences.
September 7, 2012
Regional Forum of the American Academy's Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences – St. Louis, Missouri
The Role of Humanities and Social Sciences in Local CommunitiesVideo
Scholars and cultural leaders provide testimony on the importance of the humanities and social sciences.
September 4, 2012
Regional Forum of the American Academy's Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences – Stanford, California
The Humanities & Social Sciences for International Relations, National Security, and Global Competitiveness Video
Scholars, military, and foreign affairs experts provide testimony on the importance of the humanities and social sciences.

July 2012

July 17, 2012
Regional Forum of the American Academy's Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences – Cambridge
The Humanities and Civil SocietyVideo
Two dozen scholars and leaders provide testimony on the importance of the humanities and social sciences.

June 2012

June 6, 2012
Stated Meeting – Cambridge
In collaboration with the Royal Society and the British Consulate-General
The Evolution of the Internet: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities
Video
Speakers:
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Director, World Wide Web Consortium; 3COM Founders Professor of Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
David D. Clark, Senior Research Scientist, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Moderator:
Tom Leighton, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Akamai Technologies; Professor of Applied Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

May 2012

May 16, 2012
Spring Concert – Cambridge
Arron Chamber Ensemble
Performers:
Edward Arron, Cello;
Ronald Arron, Viola;
Aaron Boyd, Violin;
Jeewon Park, Piano

April 2012

April 25, 2012
Project Briefing – Washington, D.C.
Alternative Energy Future Video
Speakers:
Steven E. Koonin, Director, Center for Urban Science and Progress, New York University; former Under Secretary for Science, Department of Energy
Michael J. Graetz, Professor of Law, Columbia University
Michael Greenstone, 3M Professor of Environmental Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Director, The Hamilton Project, Brookings Institution
Robert Fri, Visiting Scholar and Senior Fellow Emeritus, Resources for the Future
Kassia Yanosek
, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, Stanford University; Founding Principal, Tana Energy Capital LLC
April 12, 2012
Stated Meeting – Cambridge
Dealing with North Korea's Nuclear ProgramVideo
Speakers:
Stephen W. Bosworth, Dean, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Siegfried S. Hecker, Research Professor, Department of Management Science and Engineering; Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; Co-director, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University
Introduction
Steven E. Miller, Director of the International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

March 2012

March 14, 2012
Stated Meeting – Cambridge
Francis Amory Prize Ceremony and SymposiumVideo
Speakers:
David C. Page, Director, Whitehead Institute; Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Patricia K. Donahoe, Marshall K. Bartlett Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School; Director, Pediatric Surgical Research Laboratories and Chief Emerita, Pediatric Surgical Services, Massachusetts General Hospital
Patrick C. Walsh, University Distinguished Service Professor of Urology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
March 8, 2012
Global Nuclear Future Project Briefing - Managing The Back-End Of The Nuclear Fuel Cycle – An Innovative ApproachVideo
Speakers:
Robert Rosner, William E. Wrather Distinguished Service Professor, Departments of Astronomy and Astrophysics and Physics at the University of Chicago
Stephen M. Goldberg, Special Assistant to the Director at Argonne National Laboratory
James P. Malone, Chief Nuclear Fuel Development Officer at Lightbridge
March 3, 2012
Stated Meeting – Los Angeles
Meeting of Academy Fellows at the Getty CenterVideo
The Getty Center Research, Conservation, and Collection
Speakers:
James Cuno, President and Chief Executive Officer, J. Paul Getty Trust
Thomas W. Gaehtgens, Director, Getty Research Institute

February 2012

February 15, 2012
Stated Meeting – Cambridge
Stage Reading of Yesterday Happened: Remembering H.M. by Members of the Catalyst Collaborative @ MITVideo
Panelists:
Robert Desimone, Director, McGovern Institute for Brain Research; Doris and Don Berkey Professor of Neuroscience, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Suzanne Corkin, Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
John D. E. Gabrieli, Grover Hermann Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and Cognitive Neuroscience, Director, Athinoula A. Martinos Imaging Center, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Elizabeth Kensinger, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Director, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, Boston College

Upcoming Meetings and Other Events

View the Academy calendar of upcoming meetings and events.

Past Meetings, Lectures, and Other Events

Click on the year for a list of meetings and events, with audio and/or video recordings where available.

2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
2002 2001 2000 1999 1998