April 2017

Natalie Zemon Davis, David Spergel, Richard Susskind, Daniel Susskind, Howard Gardner, Warren M. Washington, Claire L. Parkinson, Lonnie G. Thompson, Kevin J. Anchukaitis, Irwin Mark Jacobs, Brian D. Joseph, Andrew Garrett, David Reich, Martin Kern, Norman J. Ornstein

Thursday, April 27, 2017

1:15 p.m.

Clyde F. Barker
President, in the Chair

Induction of New Members

Leo Africanus Discovers Comedy: Sixteenth Century Theatre Across the Mediterranean Divide
Natalie Zemon Davis
Henry Charles Lea Professor of History Emeritus
Princeton University
Professor of History, University of Toronto

Our Simple and Strange Universe
David Spergel
Charles Young Professor of Astronomy
Princeton University
Director, Center for Computational Astrophysics, Flatiron Institute

The Future of the Professions
Richard Susskind
Visiting Professor, Oxford Internet Institute


Daniel Susskind
Fellow in Economics
Balliol College, Oxford University

Supplemental Commentary by
Howard Gardner
Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Friday, April 28, 2017

9:15 a.m.

Elizabeth Cropper
Vice President, in the Chair

Symposium: Observed Climate Change

Warren M. Washington, Moderator
Senior Scientist, Climate Change Research Section
National Center for Atmospheric Research

Satellite Contributions to Climate Change Studies
Claire L. Parkinson
Climate Change Senior Scientist
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Past, Present and Future of Glacier Archives from the World’s Highest Mountains
Lonnie G. Thompson
Distinguished University Professor, School of Earth Sciences
Research Scientist, Byrd Polar Research Center
The Ohio State University

Tree Rings Reveal Climate Change Past, Present, and Future
Kevin J. Anchukaitis
Associate Professor, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research
School of Geography and Development
University of Arizona, Tucson

Friday Afternoon, April 28, 2017

1:15 p.m.

Barbara J. Grosz
Vice President, in the Chair

Presentation of Society Awards and Prizes

Herman Heine Goldstine Lecture

The Magic Inside Your Cell Phone and Its Broad Societal Impact
Irwin Mark Jacobs
Founding Chairman and CEO Emeritus
Qualcomm Incorporated


Students and Faculty from The Curtis Institute of Music

Saturday Morning, April 29, 2017

9:15 a.m.

Linda Greenhouse
President-Elect, in the Chair

The Indo-Europeanization of Europe: An Introduction to the Issues
Brian D. Joseph
Distinguished University Professor of Linguistics
The Kenneth E. Naylor Professor of South Slavic Linguistics
The Ohio State University

New Perspectives on Indo-European Phylogeny and Chronology
Andrew Garrett
Professor of Linguistics
Nadine M. Tang and Bruce L. Smith Professor of Cross-Cultural Social Sciences
University of California at Berkeley

Ancient DNA Suggests Steppe Migrations Spread Indo-European Languages
David Reich
Professor of Genetics
Harvard Medical School

A New Past: Ancient Chinese Manuscripts
Martin Kern
Greg (’84) and Joanna (P13) Zeluck Professor in Asian Studies
Chair, Department of East Asian Studies
Princeton University

Republic on the Ropes: Surviving Trumpism
Norman J. Ornstein
Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Contributing Editor and Columnist, National Journal and The Atlantic