The APS is closed on Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 

April 2004

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Speakers
Martin Rudwick, Ashton Nichols, Londa Schiebinger, Edward O. Wilson, Stanley N. Katz, Paul Brest, Louis H. Pollak, William T. Coleman, Anthony Lester, Irving Weissman, Claudio Vita-Finzi, Seamus Heaney, Kathleen Sullivan, Lawrence Lessig, Anita L. Allen

Thursday, April 22

Symposium
Science, Art and Knowledge: Practicing Natural History from the Enlightenment to the 21st Century

Picturing Nature in the Age of Enlightenment
Martin Rudwick
Senior Research Scholar
Cambridge University

Roaring Alligators and Burning Tygers: Poetry and Science from William Bartram to Charles Darwin
Ashton Nichols
John J. Curley '60 and Ann Conser Curley '63 Faculty Professor of Languages and Literature
Dickinson College

Agnotology and Exotic Abortifacients: The Cultural Production of Ignorance in Eighteenth-Century Science
Londa Schiebinger
Edwin E. Sparks Professor of History of Science and Co-Director of Science, Medicine and Technology in Culture
Pennsylvania State University

The Linnaean Enterprise: Past, Present and Future
Edward O. Wilson
Pellegrino University Professor, Emeritus
Harvard University

 


Friday, April 23

Symposium: Effective Philanthropy

What Does it Mean to Say that Philanthropy is "Effective"
Stanley N. Katz
Professor, Woodrow Wilson School
Princeton University

Taking the Heart Out of Philanthropy
Paul Brest
President
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Symposium: 50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

Introduction
Louis H. Pollak, Moderator
Judge, United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Truths Which, Fortunately, Were Self-Evident
William T. Coleman, Jr.
Senior Partner and the Senior Counselor
O'Melveny & Myers, LLP

Brown v. Board of Education Overseas
Anthony Lester
Life Peer and Queen's Counsel
President, International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights (INTERIGHTS)

Cell Science, Stem Cell Plasticity, and Stem Cell Politics
Irving Weissman
Director, Institute of Cancer/Stem Cell Biology and Medicine
Stanford University

The Inconstant Sun
Claudio Vita-Finzi
Scientific Associate
Natural History Museum, London

Henry La Barre Jayne Lecture
Title Deeds: On Translating a Classic
Seamus Heaney
Ralph Waldo Emerson Poet in Residence
Harvard University

 


Saturday, April 24

Symposium: Privacy

Privacy and the Constitution
Kathleen Sullivan, Moderator and Speaker
Dean and Professor of Law
Stanford Law School

The Code of Privacy
Lawrence Lessig
Professor of Law
Stanford Law School

The Silver Bullet: Protecting Privacy and Security Through Law and Technology
Jeffrey Rosen
Professor
George Washington University Law School

Face to Face with It: Privacies of Health
Anita L. Allen
Visiting Fellow, Law and Public Affairs Program, Princeton University
Professor of Law and Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania School of Law