TITLE: Creating a Dynamic, Knowledge-based Democracy (morning session)
EVENT DATE: 06/25/2012
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 219 minutes
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Morning session of a conference celebrating the enduring legacies of three key events that shaped America's knowledge-based democracy: passage of the Morrill Act, the founding of the National Academy of Sciences, and the founding of the Carnegie libraries. Speakers included James H. Billington, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), M. Peter McPherson, Michael F. Adams, Edward J. Ray, Mary Evans Sias, Lou Anna K. Simon, David Yarlott Jr., Ralph J. Cicerone, Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.), Barbara A. Schaal and Daniel J. Kevles.