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November 2011

Andrew O’Shaughnessy, Maya Jasanoff, R. Howard Bloch, Jerrold Meinwald, Martine Rothblatt, John W. O’Malley, Loren Graham, Sherwin B. Nuland, Solomon H. Katz, Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Christopher J. Leaver, Mary Robinson

Dedicated to the Memory of Baruch S. Blumberg

Thursday, November 17, 2011
1:15 p.m.

John O’Malley
Vice President, in the Chair

Induction of New Members

Richard S. Dunn Symposium
British Leadership and the Loss of America
Andrew O’Shaughnessy
Saunders Director, Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies
Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Monticello


Our Loss is Our Gain: The American Revolution and the Reshaping of the British Empire
Maya Jasanoff
Professor of History, the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies
Harvard University

Good Uses of the Humanities in Bad Times
R. Howard Bloch
Sterling Professor of French, Chair of the Humanities Program
Yale University

Henry LaBarre Jayne Memorial Lecture
Chemical Studies of Violence and Sex In and Beyond the World of Insects
Jerrold Meinwald
Cornell Institute for Research in Chemical Ecology
Cornell University


Friday, November 18, 2011
9:15 a.m.

Barbara J. Grosz
Vice President, in the Chair

Herman H. Goldstine Lecture
The Feasibility of a Xeno-Lung by the End of the Decade
Martine Rothblatt
Chairman and CEO, United Therapeutics

The Council of Trent (1545-1563) and Michelangelo’s “Last Judgment” (1542)
John W. O’Malley
University Professor
Georgetown University

The Power of Names: In Culture and In Mathematics
Loren Graham
Professor Emeritus of the History of Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University

Friday, November 18, 2011
1:15 p.m.

Clyde F. Barker
President, in the Chair

Presentation of Society Awards and Prizes

2011 Jonathan E. Rhoads Lecture and Medal Ceremony

Books and Men, Redux
Sherwin B. Nuland
Clinical Professor of Surgery (Ret.), Yale School of Medicine
Fellow, Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University

Student Performance
Curtis Institute of Music

Saturday, November 19, 2011
9:15 a.m.

Harriet Zuckerman
Vice President, in the Chair

Induction of New Members

Walter L. Robb Symposium on “Useful Knowledge”

The Future of Food
Solomon H. Katz, Moderator

Food: Its Past, Present, and Future
Solomon H. Katz
Director, Krogman Center for Childhood Growth and Development
University of Pennsylvania
Editor-in-Chief, “Encyclopedia of Food and Culture”

Food Policy for Developing Countries
Per Pinstrup-Andersen
H.E. Babcock Professor of Food, Nutrition and Public Policy
J. Thomas Clark Professor of Entrepreneurship, and Professor of Applied Economics
Cornell University

Achieving Food Security and Sustainability for Nine Billion
Christopher J. Leaver
Emeritus Professor of Plant Science
St. John’s College
Oxford University

Climate Justice and Food Security
Mary Robinson
President of Ireland, 1990 – 1997
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, 1997 - 2002
President, Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice