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The Public Good - Knowledge as the Foundation for a Democratic Society

Friday, April 27, 2007

"Convocation of the Academies" (18 min.) Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture

Welcome:
Leslie Berlowitz, Chief Executive Officer, American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Mary Maples Dunn, Co-Executive Officer, American Philosophical Society

Greetings:
Baruch S. Blumberg, President, American Philosophical Society
Emilio Bizzi, President, American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Ralph J. Cicerone, President, National Academy of Sciences
Harvey V. Fineberg, President, Institute of Medicine

Keynote Address (16 min.)

Don Michael Randel, President, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Panel Discussions, Mayflower Hotel

"The Independence of the Courts" (68 min.)

Introduction:
Richard S. Dunn, Co-Executive Officer, American Philosophical Society

Chair:
Linda Greenhouse, Supreme Court correspondent, The New York Times

Panelists:
Sandra Day O'Connor, retired Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court
Judith S. Kaye, Chief Judge of the State of New York
Charles G. Geyh, John F. Kimberling Professor of Law, Indiana University at Bloomington

"Religion and the Enlightenment" (56 min.)

Chair:
Martin Marty, Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago

Panelists:
Joyce Appleby, Professor of History Emerita, University of California, Los Angeles
Mark Noll, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History, University of Notre Dame
James Carroll, writer, Boston, Massachusetts

"The United States and the Global Economy" (55 min.)

Introduction:
John S. Reed, former Chair and CEO, Citigroup, Inc.

Chair:
Robert M. Solow, Institute Professor Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Panelists:
Pedro Aspe, Co-Chairman, Evercore Partners; CEO, Protego; former Secretary of the Treasury of Mexico
Edward P. Lazear, Chairman, President's Council of Economic Advisors
Janet Yellen, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

"The Media and Society" (66 min.)

Introduction:
Sharon Percy Rockefeller, President and CEO, WETA

Chair:
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, and Walter and Leonore Annenberg Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania

Panelists:
Tom Brokaw, Special Correspondent, NBC News
Gwen Ifill, Moderator and Managing Editor, Washington Week, Senior Correspondent, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Saturday evening, April 28, 2007

"Celebrating Knowledge" Library of Congress (42 min.)

Introduction:
Gerald Early, Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters, Washington University in St. Louis 

Keynote Address:
E. L. Doctorow, Glucksman Professor of American and English Letters, New York University

Readings:
Rosanna Warren, Emma MacLachlan Metcalf Professor in the Humanities, Boston University

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Panel Discussions, National Academy of Sciences

"Science, Health, and an Aging Society" (56 min.)

Introduction:
Peter Nicholas, Co-founder and Chairman of the Board, Boston Scientific Corporation

Chair:
Harvey V. Fineberg, President, Institute of Medicine

Panelists:
John Bongaarts, Vice President and Distinguished Scholar, Population Council
Lisa Berkman, Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
John W. Rowe, Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University; former Chairman and CEO, Aetna, Inc.

"Energy Choices and Global Warming" (57 min.)

Chairs:
Ralph J. Cicerone , President, National Academy of Sciences
Richard A. Meserve, President, Carnegie Institution of Washington

Panelists:
Ralph J. Cicerone, President, National Academy of Sciences
Charles O. Holliday, Jr., Chairman of the Board and CEO, DuPont
Jane Lubchenco, Wayne and Gladys Valley Professor of Marine Biology and Distinguished Professor of Zoology, Oregon State University

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