Program - November 2013

November 14-16, 2013
Benjamin Franklin Hall, 427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA


Thursday Afternoon, November 14, 2013
1:15 p.m.

Barbara J. Grosz
Vice President, in the Chair

Fig Leaves
Marjorie Garber
William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English and of Visual and Environmental Studies
Harvard University

Yellow Fever, a Success Story
Purnell W. Choppin
President Emeritus
Howard Hughes Medical Institute


Walter L. Robb Symposium on “Useful Knowledge”

A 40-year Odyssey in the Sea of Translational Medicine
Anthony Cerami
Boerhaave Professor of Translational Medicine, Leiden University
Chief Executive Officer, Araim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Cocktail Reception
Benjamin Franklin Hall
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Dinner on One’s Own
(2013 Restaurant List Enclosed)

Friday Morning, November 15, 2013
9:15 a.m.

Linda Greenhouse
Vice President, in the Chair


The Right to Vote
David S. Tatel, Moderator
United States Circuit Judge
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

The Past and Future of Voting Rights
Richard H. Pildes
Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law
New York University School of Law

The Myth of “Citizens United” and the Real Reason Why It Matters
Heather K. Gerken
J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law
Yale Law School


The Right to Vote: A Conversation with the Co-Chairs of the
Presidential Commission on Election Administration

Heather K. Gerken, Moderator
J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law
Yale Law School

Robert F. Bauer
Former White House Counsel to President Barack Obama
Partner, Perkins Coie
Benjamin L. Ginsberg
National Counsel to Governor Mitt Romney’s 2008 and 2012 Presidential Campaigns
Partner, Patton Boggs


Friday Afternoon, November 15, 2013
1:15 p.m.

Clyde F. Barker
President, in the Chair

Presentation of Society Awards and Prizes

How Americans Raise Their Children: Generational Relations in the United States
Paula S. Fass
Margaret Byrne Professor of History Emerita, University of California at Berkeley
Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Rutgers (New Brunswick) University

Is a Limit to Length of Human Life Imminent?
Joel E. Cohen
Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of Populations
Laboratory of Populations, The Rockefeller University and Columbia University


Faculty and Student Performance
Curtis Institute of Music
Benjamin Franklin Hall

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

Friday Evening, November 15, 2013

Cocktails and Light Supper
Benjamin Franklin Hall
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Saturday Morning, November 16, 2013
9:15 a.m.

John W. O’Malley
Vice President, in the Chair


The American Corporation
Ralph E. Gomory, Moderator
Research Professor
New York University
William J. Baumol, Moderator
Harold Price Professor of Entrepreneurship
Academic Director, Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University

How the American Corporation Evolved Over Two Centuries
Richard Sylla
Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets
Professor of Economics
Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University

The Corporation and the Law
Lynn A. Stout
Distinguished Professor of Corporate and Business Law
Cornell Law School


Who Owns Stock in American Corporations?
Edward N. Wolff
Professor of Economics
New York University

Consequences and Possibilities for Change
Ralph E. Gomory
Research Professor
New York University