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November 2012

Derek Gillman, Neil L. Rudenstine, Kathleen Sullivan, Ezekiel Emanuel, Geoffrey R. Stone, X. Sunney Xie, N. Scott Adzick, John C. Bogle, Jeremy J. Siegel, Steve Galbraith, Andrea Ghez, Robert P. Kirshner

Thursday, November 8, 2012
1:15 p.m.

Barbara Grosz
Vice President, in the Chair

Induction of New Members

Albert Barnes and the Rejection of History
Derek Gillman
Executive Director and President
The Barnes Foundation

Albert Barnes and His Foundation:  Three Paradoxes
Neil L. Rudenstine
President Emeritus, Harvard University

Friday, November 9, 2012
9:15 a.m.

Linda Greenhouse
Vice President, in the Chair

Induction of New Members

The Affordable Healthcare Case and the U.S. Supreme Court
Kathleen Sullivan
Former Dean, Stanford Law School
Partner and Chair, National Appellate Practice
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

Health Care Reform and the Future of American Medicine
Ezekiel Emanuel
Vice Provost for Global Initiatives
Chair, Medical Ethics and Health Policy
University of Pennsylvania

The Roberts Court and the Constitution
Geoffrey R. Stone
Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law
The University of Chicago

Friday, November 9, 2012
1:15 p.m.

Clyde F. Barker
President, in the Chair

Presentation of Society Awards and Prizes

Life at the Single Molecule Level
X. Sunney Xie
Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Harvard University

Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida: Trials and Tribulations
N. Scott Adzick
Director of the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Students of the Curtis Institute of Music


Saturday, November 10, 2012
9:15 a.m.

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

Rational Expectations for Returns on Stocks and Bonds
John C. Bogle
Founder and Former Chief Executive Officer
The Vanguard Mutual Fund Group

Earnings, Inflation, and Future Stock and Bond Returns
Jeremy J. Siegel
Russell E. Palmer Professor of Finance, The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania

Markets are Global but Politics are Local
Steve Galbraith
Former Chief Investment Officer, Morgan Stanley
Partner, Maverick Capital

Panel Discussion

Galbraith, Steve
Bogle, John C.
Siegel, Jeremy J.

The Galactic Center:  Unveiling the Pulse of Our Galaxy
Andrea Ghez
Lauren B. Leichtman and Arthur E. Levine Chair in Astrophysics
Professor of Physics & Astronomy
University of California at Los Angeles

The Accelerating Universe:  A Nobel Surprise
Robert P. Kirshner
Clowes Professor of Science
Harvard University