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November 2008

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Speakers
Arnold Levine, Karen Uhlenbeck, Edward E. Baptist, David Morrison, Claudio Vita-Finzi, Lonnie G. Thompson, Joel E. Cohen, Warren Evans, Mark M. Little, Lawrence K. Altman, William G. Bowen, David Tatel, Linda Greenhouse, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, David Souter

Thursday, November 13

Induction of New Members

The Changing Field of Biology
Arnold Levine
Professor, Institute for Advanced Study

Women and Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study
Karen Uhlenbeck
Professor, Department of Mathematics
University of Texas at Austin

Entrepreneurs and the American South from Napoleon Bonaparte to Karl Marx
Edward E. Baptist
Associate Professor, Department of History
Cornell University

Impacts and Evolution: Protecting Earth from Asteroids
David Morrison
Senior Scientist and Director, NASA Lunar Science Institute
NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA

 


Friday, November 14

Induction of New Members

Symposium: Action Not Words

Introduction
Claudio Vita-Finzi
Moderator
Scientific Associate, Natural History Museum of London

Global Climate Change: A Paleoclimate Perspective from the World’s Highest Mountains
Lonnie G. Thompson
Distinguished University Professor
School of Earth Sciences and the Byrd Polar Research Center
The Ohio State University

Population and Climate Change
Joel E. Cohen
Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of Populations
Rockefeller and Columbia Universities

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Warren Evans
Sector Director, World Bank Environment Department

Redefining What’s Possible
Mark M. Little
Senior Vice President and Director, General Electric Global Research

Awards Ceremony

Jonathan E. Rhoads Medal Presentation

Who Goes First? The Story of Self-Experimentation in Medicine
Lawrence K. Altman
Senior Medical Correspondent and "The Doctor’s World" Columnist
The New York Times

Richard A. F. Penrose Lecture
Finishing College: The Educational Attainment Gap in America
William G. Bowen
President Emeritus, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
President Emeritus, Princeton University

 


Saturday, November 15

Induction of New Members

Symposium: The Supreme Court and Useful Knowledge

Introduction
David Tatel
Moderator and Panelist
Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

How Do Judges Know What They Know?
Linda Greenhouse
Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph M. Goldstein Senior Fellow in Law
Yale Law School

Panel Discussion

Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Justice, Supreme Court of the United States

David Souter
Justice, Supreme Court of the United States