April 2012

Bruce Kuklick, Jehane Ragai, Sir John Meurig Thomas, Alexandra Horowitz, Karl Storchmann, Philip Gossett, Hanna H. Gray, Amy Gutmann, William J. Baumol, Robert E. Litan, Hernando de Soto, Peter B. Henry, Sylvia Nasar, Iqbal Z. Quadir, Carl J. Schramm

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

Barbara Grosz
Vice President, in the Chair

Induction of New Members

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


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


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

Panel Discussion

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

Panel Discussion