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American Philosophical Society

The American Philosophical Society , founded in 1743 and located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is an eminent scholarly organization of international reputation, that promotes useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities through excellence in scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources, and community outreach. Considered the first learned society in the United States, it has played an important role in American cultural and intellectual life for over 270 years. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
American Philosophical Society has hosted 4 events in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was a 1945 Speech. The year with the most events was 2007 with one event.

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    Now the Drum of War

    Robert Roper talked about Now the Drum of War (Walker & Company; October 28, 2008). In the book he examines the experiences of…

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    Science, Health, and an Aging Society

    A panel on “Science, Health, and an Aging Society,” chaired by Mr. Fineberg, spoke about health policy for the elderly,…

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    Energy Choices and Global Warming

    A panel on “Energy Choices and Global Warming” was chaired by Mr. Cicerone and Mr. Meserve. Participants talked about recent…

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    The Atomic Bomb

    Robert Oppenheimer spoke about the development and use of the atomic bomb. He talked about atomic weapons as “evil things” and about the…

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