Past Event: Mapping the Future of the Humanities and Social Sciences-Inauguration of Dr. Subra Suresh - Carnegie Mellon University

Mapping the Future of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Monday, April 21, 2014
4:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Rangos 1&2, Cohon University Center

Student Project Showcase & Reception
5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
McKenna Peter Wright Rooms, Cohon University Center

This event is part of a national discussion of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences' 2013 "Heart of the Matter" report on the state of the humanities and social sciences in America. The American Academy and CMU have convened this panel to discuss the rich and productive collaborations between humanities and social sciences and the sciences, arts, engineering and public policy.

Two distinguished members of the commission which wrote the report, Norman Augustine and Hunter Rawlings, join four Dietrich College faculty members on this panel. They will discuss the distinctive ways in which the humanities and social sciences have evolved at Carnegie Mellon, and how CMU’s social scientists and humanities scholars have engaged in rich and productive collaboration to raise questions and solve problems in the sciences, public policy, the arts, and engineering.

Dr. Suresh smilingOpening Remarks: Subra Suresh, President, Carnegie Mellon University

John LehoczkyJohn Lehoczky, Dean, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University


Norman AugustineNorman Augustine, Retired Chairman & CEO, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Hunter RawlingsHunter Rawlings, President, Association of American Universities

Baruch FischhoffBaruch Fischhoff, Howard Heinz University Professor of Social and Decision Sciences and Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Susan PolanskySusan Polansky, Head, Department of Modern Languages; Teaching Professor of Hispanic Studies, Carnegie Mellon University

Kiron SkinnerKiron Skinner, Director, Center for International Relations and Politics; Associate Professor of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University

David ShumwayDavid Shumway, Director, Humanities Center; Professor of English, Carnegie Mellon University