The NAS at 150: Celebrating Service to the Nation
October 16-18, 2013
National Academy of Sciences; Washington, D.C.
Organizing Committee: Robert Hauser (NAS), Burton Richter, (NAS), Maxine Singer (NAS/IOM), Barbara Torrey and Peter Westwick
This colloquium was held to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the National Academy of Sciences and featured talks by historians Daniel Kevles, Ruth Schwartz Cowan, and Peter Westwick.
The agenda includes an overview of the founding of the Academy and its place in American democracy, how the Academy has served national interests while striving to maintain its independence, and discussion about the expanded meaning of the sciences in the Academy’s history. A roundtable discussion with panelists who are familiar with the work of the Academy followed each of the talks.
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