Report - Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences

Report - Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences

Appendix IV

ong>Commissionong> Forums

In partnership with institutions and individuals around the country, the American

Academy organized a series of regional forums as part of the ongoing work of the

ong>Commissionong> on the Humanities and Social Sciences. The forums have engaged a wide

range of voices and have provided ong>Commissionong> members with an on-the-ground view

of the importance of the humanities to local, national, and international communities.

New England Forum

The Humanities and Civil Society

July 17, 2012

House of the Academy,

Cambridge, Massachusetts

ong>Commissionong> Members in Attendance

Leslie C. Berlowitz, President, American

Academy of Arts and Sciences

Philip Bredesen, Jr., former Governor of


Richard B. Freeman, Professor of Economics,

Harvard University

Annette Gordon-Reed, Professor of Law,

Professor of History, and Professor at the

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study,

Harvard University

David Souter, former Associate Justice,

Supreme Court of the United States


Tikaram Acharya, Founder and Executive

Director, Bhutanese Community of New


Kip Bergstrom, Deputy ong>Commissionong>er,

Connecticut Department of Economic


Martin Blatt, Chief of Cultural Resources/

Historian, Boston National Historical Park

Jack Cheng, Academic Director, Boston

Clemente Course in the Humanities

Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello, Associate Professor

of Interdisciplinary Studies, Salem State


Peter Gilbert, Executive Director, Vermont

Humanities Council

Loretta Grikis, Reference and Information

Services Librarian, Baystate Health

Gary S. Katzmann, Associate Justice,

Massachusetts Appeals Court

Max Latona, Associate Professor of

Philosophy, Saint Anselm College

Esther Mackintosh, President, Federation of

State Humanities Councils

Courtney Marshall, Assistant Professor of

English & Women’s Studies, University of

New Hampshire

Barry O’Connell, James E. Ostendarp

Professor of English, Amherst College

Stuart Parnes, Executive Director,

Connecticut Humanities Council

S. Paul Reville, former Massachusetts

Secretary of Education

David Richards, Director, Margaret Chase

Smith Library

Alexandra Rollins, Interim Executive

Director, Rhode Island Council for the


Lizz Sinclair, Program Director, Maine

Humanities Council

David Tebaldi, Executive Director,

Massachusetts Foundation for the


Deborah Watrous, Executive Director, New

Hampshire Humanities Council

David Watters, New Hampshire State

Representative; Professor of English,

University of New Hampshire

Sally Whipple, Executive Director,

Connecticut’s Old State House Museum

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