Program - April 2012

April 19-21, 2012
Benjamin Franklin Hall, 427 Chestnut Street


Thursday, April 19, 2012
1:15 p.m.

Induction of New Members *

Barbara Grosz
Vice President, in the Chair

Murdering Patrice Lumumba
Bruce Kuklick
Professor of History
University of Pennsylvania

The Scientific Detection of Forgery in Paintings
Jehane Ragai, Lady Thomas
Professor of Chemistry
The American University in Cairo


Henry LaBarre Jayne Lecture
Sir Humphry Davy:  Natural Philosopher, Discoverer, Inventor, Poet and Man of Action

Sir John Meurig Thomas
Honorary Professor of Solid State Chemistry, Department of Materials Science
Cambridge University

Dinner on One’s Own
(Restaurant List Enclosed)

*New Members will be formally inducted at the beginning of each session.

Friday, April 20, 2012
9:15 a.m.

Clyde F. Barker
President, in the Chair

Talks Offered in Celebration and Appreciation of
Mary Patterson McPherson, Executive Officer
(2007 – 2012)

Reading Dogs Reading Us
Alexandra Horowitz
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
Principal Investigator, Horowitz Dog Cognition Lab
Barnard College, Columbia University

Expert Opinion on the Wine Market
Karl Storchmann
Clinical Professor of Economics, New York University
Managing Editor, Journal of Wine Economics


Richard A.F. Penrose Lecture
Staging Opera Today

Philip Gossett
Robert W. Reneker Distinguished Service Emeritus Professor of Music
The University of Chicago


Friday, April 20, 2012
1:15 p.m.

John O’Malley
Vice President, in the Chair

Presentation of Society Awards and Prizes

Overgrowth and Undergrowth in the Groves of Academe
Hanna H. Gray
Harry Pratt Judson Distinguished Service Professor of History Emeritus
The University of Chicago

What Makes Higher Education Worthwhile
Amy Gutmann
President, University of Pennsylvania



Violist Roberto Díaz, President
with Faculty and Students
Curtis Institute of Music

4:30 p.m.

Members’ Business Meeting
Philosophical Hall
(104 South Fifth Street)

Cocktails and “Lite” Supper
Benjamin Franklin Hall
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 21, 2012
9:15 a.m.

Harriet Zuckerman
Vice President, in the Chair

Entrepreneurship and the Battle Against Poverty

William J. Baumol, Co-Moderator
Harold Price Professor of Entrepreneurship
New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business


Robert E. Litan, Co-Moderator
Vice President for Research and Policy
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Thoughts on the Importance of Boundaries
Hernando de Soto
Chairman, Institute for Liberty and Democracy
Lima, Peru

Two Tales of Entrepreneurship:  Barbados and Jamaica
Peter B. Henry
Dean, New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business

Joseph Schumpeter’s “Grand Pursuit:”
It’s Not What You Have.  It’s What You Do With What You Have

Sylvia Nasar
John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Business Journalism
Columbia Journalism School


Entrepreneurship for Democracy and Development
Iqbal Z. Quadir
Founder and Director, Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Entrepreneurship and Global Poverty:  The Promise of Indigenous Growth
Carl J. Schramm
Former President and CEO, Marion Ewing Kauffman Foundation