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November 2007

Maeva Marcus, Linda K. Kerber, Frances E. Allen, Jotham W. Coe, Peter Singer, Stephen S. Morse, Clyde F. Barker, Bill Kovach, Mark Thompson, Matt Stoller, Jane C. Ginsburg, Burton G. Malkiel, Paul Gewirtz, Right Sheng

Thursday, November 8

John Marshall Was Not the First Chief Justice and Why Diamonds Really are a Girl’s Best Friend
Maeva Marcus
Director and Research Professor of Law
The George Washington University School of Law


Linda K. Kerber
May Brodbeck Professor in the Liberal Arts
University of Iowa

Parallelism: Can It Solve the Computer Performance Bottleneck?
Frances E. Allen
Fellow Emerita
IBM Research

Nicotine Meets Its Match?
Jotham W. Coe
Research Fellow
Pfizer Global Research and Development


Friday, November 9

Our Obligation to Aid the Poor
Peter Singer
Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, University Center for Human Values
Princeton University

The Next Influenza Pandemic?
Stephen S. Morse
Founding Director, Center for Public Health Preparedness
Associate Professor of Epidemiology 
Columbia University

Thomas Eakins and His Medical Clinics
Clyde F. Barker
Donald Guthrie Professor of Surgery
University of Pennsylvania

The Future of News
Bill Kovach
Founding Chairman of Concerned Journalists

Digital Media and the Future of Quality Broadcasting
Mark Thompson
The British Broadcasting Corporation

The Rise of the Open Left
Matt Stoller

The Author’s Place in the Future of Copyright
Jane C. Ginsburg
Morton L. Janklow Professor of Literary and Artistic Property Law
Columbia University School of Law


Saturday, November 10

The Chinese Economy: Growth, Prospects and Risks
Burton G. Malkiel
Chemical Bank Chairman’s Professor of Economics
Princeton University

The Rule of Law in China
Paul Gewirtz
Potter Stewart Professor of Constitutional Law, Yale Law School
Director of the China Law Center, Yale University

A Brief History of Chinese Music Through the Story of Pipa (Yang Wei Accompanying on the Pipa)
Right Sheng
The Leonard Bernstein Distinguished University Professor of Music
University of Michigan