The NAS at 150: Celebrating Service to the Nation

October 16-18, 2013, National Academy of Sciences

This colloquium will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the National Academy of Sciences and features 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. Each of the talks will be followed by roundtable discussions with panelists who are familiar with the work of the Academy and with the issues raised in the talks.

Thanks to the generous support of WM Keck Foundation, Ford Foundation and the Richard Lounsbery Foundation, there is no cost to attend.

Online registration is required. A limited number of travel subsidy awards are available to graduate and postdoctoral students.

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Posted: September 13, 2013