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April 2016

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Speakers
Richard M. Shiffrin, Stanislas Dehaene, Nicholas D. Schiff, Amanda Woodward, David Gross, Clifford Will, Leslie B. Vosshall, Mary-Claire King, Goodwin H. Liu, Nancy L. Segal, Frank H.T. Rhodes, Laurence H. Tribe, Akhil Reed Amar

Thursday Afternoon, April 28, 2016

1:15 p.m.

Clyde F. Barker
President, in the Chair

Symposium: What Is Consciousness?

What We All Want To Know About Consciousness
Richard M. Shiffrin, Moderator
Distinguished Professor; Luther Dana Waterman Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Professor of Cognitive Science
Indiana University

The Search for Signatures of Consciousness in the Human Brain
Stanislas Dehaene
Director, INSERM-CEA Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit
Professor, College de France; Chair of Experimental Cognitive Psychology
Paris, France

Understanding Human Consciousness Through the Lens of Recovery from Coma
Nicholas D. Schiff
Jerold B. Katz Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute
Weill Cornell Medical College
Senior Attending Physician, The Rockefeller University Hospital

Consciousness and the Infant Mind
Amanda Woodward
William S. Gray Professor of Psychology
The University of Chicago


Friday Morning, April 29, 2016

9:15 a.m.

Barbara J. Grosz
Vice President, in the Chair

Symposium: 100th Anniversary of the Theory of General Relativity

Einstein’s Legacy
David Gross
Permanent Member and Chancellor’s Chair Professor of Theoretical Physics
The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
University of California at Santa Barbara

Did Einstein Get it Right? A Centennial Assessment
Clifford Will
Distinguished Professor of Physics
University of Florida

Mosquitoes and Why They Matter
Leslie B. Vosshall
Robin Chemers Neustein Professor
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Kavli Neural Systems Institute
The Rockefeller University

Friday Afternoon, April 29, 2016

1:15 p.m.

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

Presentation of Society Awards and Prizes

The Jonathan E. Rhoads Lecture and Medal Presentation

Genetic Analysis of Breast and Ovarian Cancer: From Gene Discovery to Public Health
Mary-Claire King
Professor of Genome Sciences and Medicine (Medical Genetics)
University of Washington


Saturday Morning, April 30, 2016

9:15 a.m.

Linda Greenhouse
Vice President, in the Chair

The Role of State Courts in Our Federal System
Goodwin H. Liu
Associate Justice, California Supreme Court

Twins Reared Together and Apart: The Science Behind the Fascination
Nancy L. Segal
Professor of Psychology and Director, Twin Studies Center
California State University at Fullerton

In Remembrance of the Honorable Arlin M. Adams
April 1921 – December 2015
President, American Philosophical Society, April 1993 – April 1999

Frank H.T. Rhodes, Moderator
President, American Philosophical Society, April 1999 – April 2005

“A Gentlemanly Debate”

Interpretations: The Constitution’s Inclusion of the “Natural Born Citizen” Requirement
Laurence H. Tribe
Carl M. Loeb University Professor
Professor of Constitutional Law
Harvard University

Akhil Reed Amar
Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science
Yale University