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Convocation of the Academies: Keynote Address

THE PUBLIC GOOD: Knowledge as the Foundation for a Democratic Society

Friday Evening, April 27, 2007

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Keynote 
Address: 

Don Michael Randel is President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and former President of the University of Chicago (2000–2006). He came to Chicago from Cornell University, where he served as faculty member, Dean, and Provost. A widely published music historian, particularly on medieval liturgical chant, he has also written on Arabic music theory, Latin American popular music, and fifteenth-century French music and poetry. He is editor of the Harvard Dictionary of Music (fourth edition), the Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music, and the Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians. He is a member of the American Philosophical Society and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

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