The NAS at 150: Celebrating Service to the Nation
October 16-18, 2013
National Academy of Sciences; Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, October 16
Annual Sackler Lecture
The National Academy in the American Democracy, 1863-1963
Daniel Kevles, Yale University
Thursday, Oct 17
SCIENCE, POLITICS, AND POLICY
Speaker: Peter Westwick (University of Southern California)
Panel: Michael Clegg (NAS Foreign Secretary), Matthew Meselson (Harvard University), Richard Garwin (IBM), moderated by Peter Westwick.
Speaker: Sylvia Kraemer (Former NASA Chief Historian and Director of Policy Development)
Panel: Maria Zuber (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Allan Needell (National Air and Space Museum), moderated by Sylvia Kraemer.
Speaker: Spencer Weart (Director Emeritus, Center for the History of Physics)
Panel: Ralph Cicerone (National Academy of Sciences), Peter Gleick (Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security), Naomi Oreskes (Harvard University), moderate by Spencer Weart.
Speaker: Ruth Schwartz Cowan
Panel: Elliot M. Meyerowitz (California Institute of Technology ), Maxine Singer (Carnegie Institution for Science), Jane Maienschein (Arizona State University), moderated by Ruth Schwartz Cowan.
Friday, October 18
THE NATION’S INFRASTRUCTURE: HEALTH, INFORMATION, AND EDUCATION
Speaker: Angela Creager (Princeton University)
Panel: Susan Lindee (University of Pennsylvania), John Garrick (NRC Committee for Improving Safety and Security of U.S. Nuclear Plants), Kevin Crowley (National Research Council), moderated by Angela Creager
Speaker: Margo Anderson (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Panel: Robert Hauser (National Research Council), Ken Prewitt (Columbia; former Director of the Bureau of the Census), Michael Hout (New York University) moderated by Margo Anderson
Speaker: Nathan Ensmenger (Indiana University)
Panel: Dave Farber (University of Pennsylvania), Robert E. Kahn (Corporation for National Research Initiatives), Janet Abbate (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University), moderated by Nathan Ensmenger.
Speaker: Edward Larson (Pepperdine University)
Panel: David Goslin (American Institutes for Research), Eugenie Scott (National Center for Science Education), Michael Feuer (George Washington University) moderated by Edward Larson.