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University and Messenger Lectures (1960-Present)

University Lecturer:

Dr. Henry Bial, Professor of Theatre, University of Kansas

Fall 2018

Lecture:  “The Gatekeepers:  New York Theatre Critics and the Policing of Religion on the American Stage”
University Lecturer:

Dr. Carol Anelli, Professor of Entomology, Ohio State University

Fall 2018

Lecture: “With Usual Daring on Untried Paths:  Anna Botsford Comstock–Educational Trailblazer, Author and Scientific Illustrator”
University Lecturer:

Wendy Brown, Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

Fall 2018

Lecture:  “Theorizing Freedom at the Conjuncture of Neoliberalism, White Nationalism and Authoritarianism”  Image result for Wendy Brown, University of California
 University Lecturer:

Christina Crosby, Professor of English and Gender and Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University

Spring 2018

Lecture:  “Faithful to the Place of Bones”



Messenger Lecturer:
Scott Aaronson, Professor, University of Texas at Austin

Fall 2017

Lectures:  Lecture 1:  “Complexity-Theoretic Foundations of Quantum Supremacy Experiments”; Lecture 2:  Quantum Computing and the Limits of the Efficiently Computable”; Lecture 3:  “New Results on Learning and Reconstruction of Quantum States”  
University Lecturer:

Zafer Şenocak, Creative Writer and Public Intellectual

Fall 2017

Lecture:  “Imagining Migration in Contemporary Europe:  A Literary Author’s Perspective”  
University Lecturer:

Raul Andino, Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, San Francisco

Fall 2017

Lecture:  “RNA virus evolution, infection and new vaccines for humans and animals”  
University Lecturer:

Richard Harris, Science Correspondent at National Public Radio, Washington, DC

Fall 2017

Lecture:  “Rigor Mortis.  Returning delight and rigor to science”  
University Lecturer:

Stephanie W. Jamison, Professor, Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA

Fall 2017

Lecture: “Adulterous Woman to Be Eaten by Dogs:  Women and Law in Ancient India”  
University Lecturer: 

Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Chief Curator, Core Exhibition, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews; University Professor Emerita, New York University

Spring 2017

Lecture:  Materializing History:  Time and Telos at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews  kirshenblatt
University Lecturer:  Seth Siegel, Author

Spring 2017

Lecture:  Title:   A Global Water Crisis Is Coming:  What Can We Do To Avoid It?  seth_m__siegel
University Lecturer:  Professor Jaak Panksepp, Professor of Veterinary Science, Washington State University

Fall 2016

Lecture:  The Emotional Feelings of Other (Animal Brains:  From Cross-Species Nero-Affective Foundations to Novel Psychiatric Therapeutics panksepp-2heg8r9
University Lecturer:  Professor John Rickford, J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor of Linguistics and the Humanities, Stanford University

Fall 2016

Lecture:  Justice for Jeantel (and Trayvon):  Fighting Dialect Prejudice in Courtrooms and Beyond ricford
University Lecturer:  Professor Allison M. Macfarlane, Professor of Public Policy and International Affairs, George Washington University

Spring 2015

Lecture:  The Fukushima Nuclear Accident:  Is Nuclear Energy still a Viable Choice for a Carbon-Constrained World? macfarlane
University Lecturer:  Professor Sherman Jackson, University of Southern California

Spring 2015

Lecture:  Islam and the American Common Good jackson
Messenger Lecturer:  Michael Moss, Author and Investigative Journalist

Spring 2015

Lectures:  Lecture 1:  A journey into the underbelly of the processed food industry; Lecture 2: You are your own journalist: the evolving ethics of storytelling, Lecture 3: Panel Discussion: Brocolli, The Alpha Vegetable. Hard-core messaging for healthier eating moss
Messenger Lecturer:  Professor Thomas H. Jordan, University Southern California and Director, Southern California Earthquake Center

Fall 2015

Lecture:  Trial of the L’Aquila Seven:  How an Unforetold Seismic Catastrophe Changed Operation Hazard Forecasting  jordan
University Lecturer:  Gina Apostol, Novelist and Essayist

Fall 2015

Lecture:  The Filipino-American War and the Writing of a Novel: Reflections on History and the Art of Fiction  apostol
 University Lecturer:  Dr. Amara Lakhous, Bilingual Writer

Fall 2015

Lectures:  Lecture 1:  Becoming a Writer: The Story of My Dream – Lecture 2: Why is Europe Failing at the Issue of Immigration – Lecture 3: Why Narrating Immigration Through Images is More Effective Today  lakhous
University Lecturer:  Professor David Kaplan, Johns Hopkins University

Fall 2015

Lecture:  Particles and the Nature of All Things kaplan
University Lecturer:  Professor Stephen Long, University of Illinois

Spring 2015

Lecture:  Can We Feed and Fuel the World From Plants by 2050? Scientific vs. Social Barriers jordan
Messenger Lecturer:  Professor Karl Deisseroth, Stanford University

Spring 2015

Lectures:  Lecture 1:  Illuminating the Brain; Lecture 2:  Optical Technologies for Neuroscience; Lecture 3:  Optical Investigation of Fully-Assembled Biological Systems deisseroth
Messenger Lecturer:  Professor Cecilia Vicuna, Poet and multidisciplinary artist

Spring 2015

Lectures & Performances:  Quipu and the Quanta of Language; The Poem is the Animal; Awareness is the Art: Artists for Democracy
and Other Stories
University Lecturer:  Professor Yoko Tawada, Contempory Japanese-German Prose Writer

Spring 2015

Lectures:  Multilingual Literary Reading, in German, Japanese, English and Other Surprises tawada
University Lecturer:  Joel Salatin, Polyface Farms, Inc., Virginia

Spring 2015

Lecture:  Can We Feed the World? OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Messenger Lecturer:  David Roman, Department of English and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California

Fall 2014

November Lecture:  Reviving AIDS:  On the 2011 Revival of the Normal Heart on Broadway

October Lecturer:  Relevance, or the Case of Clifford Odets

University Lecturer:  Mimi White, Northwestern University

Fall 2014

Lecture:  Dramas of Domestic Space on HGTV white
Messenger Lecturer:  Leonard Susskind, Director of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics, Stanford University

Spring 2013

Lectures:  Lecture 1:  The Birth of the Universe and the Origin of Laws of Physics; Lecture 2:  Black Holes, the Conservation of Information, and the Holographic Principle; Lecture 3:  Entanglement:  The Hooks that Hold Space Together susskind
University Lecturer:  Carolyn Porco, Team Leader for the Imaging Investigation on the Cassini Saturn Orbiter

Spring 2013

Lecture:  A Decade at Saturn porco
University Lecturer:  Jose Saldivar, Stanford University

Spring 2013

Lecture:  Junot Díaz’s Search for Decolonial Aesthetics and Love saldivar
Messenger Lecturer:  Patrick Dougherty, Sculptor

Fall 2013

Lectures:  Lecture 1:  Engaging with Plants and Art; Lecture 2:  The Art of Horticulture; Lecture 3:  Public Space, Public Art; Lecture 4:  Hands-On Workshop at Ithaca Children’s Garden  dougherty
Messenger Lecturer:  Professor Jonathan Jansen, Vice-Chancellor and Rector of the University of the Free State

Fall 2013

Lectures:    Lecture 1:  A South African Model for Practicing Community Engagement; Lecture 2:  The Role of Higher Education in the Development of South Africa; Lecture 3:  Meeting the Spirit and Letter of Diversity on a South African Campus jansen
University Lecturer:  Elaine Romero, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Spring 2013

Lecture:  Mother of Exiles:  From Concept to Production romero
University Lecturer:  Ron Suny, University of Michigan

Spring 2013

Lecture:  Explaining Genocide:  The Fate of the Armenians suny
University Lecturer:  Stephen Pacala, Princeton University

Spring 2013

Lecture:   The Fate of the Land Carbon Sink  pacala
University Lecturer:  Jin Li, Brown University

Spring 2013

Lecture:  Western and East Asia Cultural Learning Models in the 21st Century li
University Lecturer:  Ann Cvetkovich, University of Texas at Austin

Spring 2013

Lecture:  The Art of the Queer Counterarchive cvetkovich
Messenger Lecturer:  Dr. Peter Nathanielsz, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Center for Pregnancy & Newborn Research

Fall 2012

Lectures:   Lecture 1: Health in the post-genomic era – the significance to our lifetime health of developmental programming and gene-environment interactions during development; Lecture 2: Biological milestones: The story of how fetal and neonatal development proceeds and how we become who we are; Lecture 3: Genes development and health: The new lesson for lifetime health – We are our Epigenome not our Genome nathanielsz
Messenger Lecturer:  A.E. Stallings, Poet, Translator, Member, American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Fall 2012

Lectures:   Lecture 1:  Writing Poetry;Translating Poetry & Reading Poetry; Lecture 2:  *A. E. Stallings Reading Poetry Video;  Lecture 3:  **A.E. Stallings Writing Poetry Video stallings
Messenger Lecturer:  Professor Neil Price, Department of Archaeology, University of Aberdeen

Fall 2012

Lectures:  Lecture 1:   The Children of Ash: Cosmology and the Viking Universe; Lecture 2:   Life and Afterlife: Dealing with the Dead in the Viking Age; Lecture 3:  The Shape of the Soul: The Viking Mind and the Individual

*Neil Price: The Children of Ash: Cosmology and the Viking University Video

University Lecturer:  Professor W. Ian Lipkin, M.D., John Snow Professor of Epidemiology Director, Center for Infection & Immunity, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Fall 2012

Lecture:  Microbe Hunting lipkin
Messenger Lecturer:  Professor David Savran, Distinguished Professor and Vera Mowry Roberts Chair in American Theatre, CUNY Graduate Center

Spring 2012

 Lectures:  Lecture 1:  Branding as Cultural Performance; Lecture 2:  Branding American Theatre in Postwar Europe;  Lecture 3:   The Queer Brand of Broadway: The American Musical from Porter to The Book of Mormon savran
University Lecturer:  Professor Neco Celik, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Center for Pregnancy & Newborn Research

Spring 2012

Lecture:  Film Screening of Urban Guerillas copyright: PHONE: 0049-30-44341013 MOBILE: 0049-171-9318323 COPY TO: Frank Rothe, Schönhauser Allee 41, 10435 Berlin (publishing only with agreement of the photographer) Berliner Commerzbank BLZ 100 400 00 KNR 8784654 international bank-code: Berliner Commerzbank IBAN: DE85 1004 0000 0878 4654 00 BIC: COBADEFFXXX
University Lecturer:  Professor Lori Ginzberg, Professor of History and Women’s Studies, Pennsylvania State University

Spring 2012

Lecture:  Rights, Racism, & “A Very Radical Proposition”: Grappling with the Complex Legacies of Elizabeth Cady Stanton ginzberg
University Lecturer:  Professor Brent Hayes Edwards, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

Spring 2012

Lecture:  Ici Ou Ailleurs/Here or Anyplace Else: Dancing in Translation edwards
University Lecturer:  Professor Ewine van Dishoeck, Professor of Molecular Astrophysics at the University of Leiden, Netherlands

Spring 2012

Lecture:  Building Planets and the Ingredients for Life Between the Stars dishoeck
University Lecturer: Professor Paul J. Steinhardt, Albert Einstein Professor of Science at Princeton University

Spring 2012

Lecture:  Once Upon a Time in Kamchatka: The Extraordinary Search for Natural Quasicrystals steinhardt
Messenger Lecturer:  Professor Silvio Ferrari, University of Milan

Spring 2012

Lectures:  Lecture 1: Religion in the Western Legal Tradition: An Historical Perspective; Lecture 2: Law and Religions: Patterns; Lecture 3: Law and Religions: Problems ferrari
Messenger Lecturer:  Professor Tariq Ramadan, Oxford University

Spring 2012

Lectures:  Lecture 1:  What would Muhammad do?; Lecture 2: Muslims in the West; Lecture 3: “Arab Revolutions: What Next” ramadan
University Lecturer:  Professor Jas’ Elsner,
Humfry Payne Senior Research Fellow in Classical Art at Corpus Christi College, Oxford
Spring 2012
Lecture:   Rhetorics of Iconoclasm from Antiquity to Byzantium elsner
University Lecturer:  Professor Raymond Pierrehumbert, Louis Block Professor in Geophysical Sciences and the College, University of Chicago

Spring 2012

Lecture:  The Runaway Greenhouse: Could it Happen Here pierrehumbert
University Lecturer:  Professor Sheldon Pollock, William B. Ransford Professor of Sanskrit and Indian Studies, Columbia University

Spring 2012

Lecture:  Philology in Three Dimensions pollock
Messenger Lecturer:  Professor Amihai Mazar, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Spring 2012

Lectures:  Lecture 1:  Archaeology and Biblical History: The Current State of Scholarship;  Lecture 2:  The Levant in the Tenth Century: Archaeology and the Alleged Time of David and Solomon; Lecture 3:  A Land of Milk and Honey:  Archaeological Research on the Unique Apiary at Tel Rehov, Israel mazar
University Lecturer:  Professor Steven Cowley, Director of the Culham Laboratory and the Chief Executive Officer of the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA)

Spring 2012

 Lecture:  Fusion energy in the 21st century…and beyond!  cowley
University Lecturer:  Professor Gene Robinson, Swanlund Chair, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Fall 2011

Lecture:  Understanding the Relationship Between Genes and Behavior: Lessons form the Honey Bee UI professor Gene Robinson stands next to a glass wall observation hive in his office at Morrill Hall (U.) on Tuesday October 23, 2001. Robinson uses the hive to study behavioral analysis of the honey bees that live in it. The bees are free to come and go through a plastic tube to the outside of his 4th floor office window. News-Gazette photo by John Dixon
University Lecturer:   Ambassador Edward J. Perkins, Former Ambassador to South Africa

Fall 2011

Lecture:  Reflections on a Career in Diplomacy perkns
University Lecturer:  Catharine A. Mackinnon, Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School

Fall 2011

Lecture:  Women’s Status, Men’s States mackinnon
University Lecturer:  Theda Skocpol
Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University

Fall 2011

Lecture:  Obama’s New Deal, Tea Party Reaction, and America’s Political Future skocpol
University Lecturer: Carol Graham
Sr. Fellow and Charles Robinson Chair, The Brookings Institution

Fall 2011

Lecture:  Happiness around the World: The Paradox of Happy Peasant and Miserable Millionaires graham
University Lecturer:  Professor Nancy Armstrong, Gilbert, Louis, and Lehrman Professor of English, Duke University

Spring 2011

Lecture:  What is Contemporary About Contemporary Fiction? armstrong
University Lecturer:   Alan Lightman
Writer and Adjunct Professor, MIT
Spring 2011
Lecture:  Mr. g, a novel about the creation lightman
University Lecturer:   Elizabeth Freeman
Professor of English at the University of California, Davis

Spring 2011

Lecture:  Chronic Thinking (In conjunction with:  Strategic Ruptures: Feminist Reflections on Crisis Management Series freeman
University Lecturer:  Rabbi Greg Epstein, Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University

Spring 2011

Lecture:  Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe epstein
University Lecturer:  Professor Sally Kohlstedt, History of Science and Technology, University of Minnesota

Spring 2011

Lecture:  Through Books to Nature: Objects and Education in the Progressive Era kohlstedt
University Lecturer:  Dr. Regina Sullivan, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of New York University

Spring 2011

Lecture:  Neurobiology of Infant Attachment: Lessons from an Animal Model sullivan
University Lecturer: Professor Susan R. Barry, Professor of Biology and Neuroscience, Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts

Spring 2011

Lecture:  FIXING MY GAZE: A scientist’s journey into seeing in three dimensions barry
University LecturerProfessor Dana Polan, Professor of Cinema Studies, New York University

Spring 2011

Lecture:  Television that Tastes Good: Julia Child, television cooking, and the search for status in America polan
Messenger Lecturer: Lord John Krebs
Professor Principal of Jesus College at Oxford

Spring 2011

Lecture:  Science and Public Policy Lecture Series: Risk, Uncertainty and Regulation; Is Food Safe?; Facing up to Climate Change krebs
University Lecturer:  Nilufer Gole
Professor of Sociology, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France

Spring 2011

Lecture:  Islamic Visibility in European Publics: Secularism, Culture, and the Sacred gole
University Lecturer:  Jay T. Groves
Chemical Biologist, University of California, Berkeley
Spring 2011
Lecture:  At the Interface of Physics: Spatial Organization in Chemical Biology groves
University Lecturer:  Gananath Obeyesekere, Emeritus Professor, Anthropology, Princeton University

Fall 2010

Lecture:  Madame Blavatsky’s Visionary Travels and the Work of the Dream-Ego ganob
Messenger Lecturer:  Nima Arkani-Hamed
Professor, School of Natural Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ
Fall 2010
Lectures:  The Future of Fundamental Physics; *N. Arkani-Hamed: Setting the stage: Space-time and Quantum Mechanics Video  hamed
Messenger Lecturer:  Nancy Fraser,
Professor of Philosophy and Politics, The New School of Social Research
Fall 2010
Lectures:  Lecture 1:  The Fictitious Commodity: Fount of Capitalist Crisis in the 21st Century; Lecture 2:  The Market in Nature: Seeds and Offshoots of Capitalist Crisis;   Lecture 3:  The Wages of Care Body and Soul of Capitalist Crisis” frasier
Messenger Lecturer: Gregor Schoeler,
Emeritus Professor, Islamic Studies, University of Basel
Spring 2010
Lectures: Lecture 1:  Miracles in Islam;  Lecture 2:   The Arabic Divine Comedy – The 11th Century Epistle of Forgiveness of al-Ma’arri; Lecture 3:  Memory and Literacy – The oral and the written word in early Islam (8th Century) schoeler
University Lecturer:  William Julius Wilson, Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University

Spring 2010

Lecture:  More Than Just Race, Being Black and Poor in the Inner City wilson
 University Lecturer:  A. James Hudspeth
Professor at the Rockefeller University in New York and the Head of the Laboratory of Sensory Neuroscience
Spring 2010
Lecture:  How Hearing Happens hudspeth
University Lecturer:   Martin Kemp,
Emeritus Professor, History of Art at Oxford University
Spring 2010
Lecture:  Structural Intuitions in Art, Science and Technology kemp
University Lecturer:  Phillip Lopate,
John Cranford Adams Chair & Professor of English, Hofstra University, New York
Spring 2010
Lecture:  The Art of Ambivalence: Self-Doubt and Changing One’s Mind and Books, Movies and Cities lopate
University Lecturer: Robert J. Richards,
Fishbein Professor of the History of Science, Departments of History, Philosophy, Psychology, University of Chicago
Spring 2010
Lecture:  Darwin and Haeckel richards
 University Lecturer:  Marga Gomez
Award Winning Playwright, Actor and Humorist

Spring 2010

  Lecture: Long Island Iced Latina  gomez
University Lecturer:  Susan Michaelis
Professor of Cell Biology, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Spring 2010

Lecture:  Cell Biology in the Translational Era: From Mating in Yeast to Aging in Humans michaelis
University Lecturer: Margaret Wertheim
Science Writer and Exhibition Curator

Spring 2009

Lecture:  Reefer Mathness: Confronting Coral Reef Destruction and Global Warming through Mathematics, Collective Art Practice and Crochet wertheim
University Lecturer:  John A. Pickett
Professor Head of Department of Biological Chemistry at Rothamsted Research
Spring 2009
Lecture:  Developing plant-derived stress signals for new crop protection strategies pickett
University Lecturer:  Nidhal Guessoum,
Professor of Physics & American University of Sharjah
Spring 2009
Lecture: Science and the Arab Society: A Critical Survey and Assessment and The Anthropic Principle Today: Scientific, Philosophical, and Religious Perspectives nguessoum
University Lecturer:  Michael Geyer,
Samuel N. Harper Professor of German and European History, University of Chicago

Spring 2009
Lecture:  Millennial Militarism: Sovereignty Panics in the Contemporary United States geyer
University Lecturer:  Ira Mellman,
Vice President of Research Oncology & Genentech, Inc.
Spring 2009
Lecture:  From the Halls of Academia to the Shores of Industry: Basic Cell Biology for Human Benefit mellman
University Lecturer:  E. Patrick Johnson,
Professor, Chair, and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Performance Studies and Professor in African American Studies at Northwestern University
Fall 2009
Lecture:  Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Stories johnson-patrick
University Lecturer: Elinor Ostrom,
Arthur F. Bentley Professor of Political Science at Indiana University
Fall 2009
Lecture:  Collective Action and the Commons: What Have We Learned? ostrom
Messenger Lecturer:  Nancy Fraser,
Professor of Philosophy and Politics, The New School of Social Research
Fall 2009
Lecture:   Theorizing the Great Transformation of the 21st Century frasier
Messenger Lecturer: George Bass,
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Texas A&M University
Fall 2009
Lectures:   Lecture 1:  The Birth of Nautical Archaeology;  Lecture 2:  Early Mediterranean Seafaring; Lecture 3:  A Midieval Puzzle: The Glass Wreck at Serce Limani bass
Messenger Lecturer: Paul Griffiths,
Author and Music Critic, Performer and Librettis

Fall 2008

Lecture:  Restoring the Lost, Retrieving the Unwritten and Relinquishing the Unwritable griffiths
University Lecturer:  Scott de la Hunta ’84
Research Fellow, ARTI Group, Amsterdam School of the Arts
Fall 2008
Lecture:   The Choreographic Resource: Technologies for Interpreting Dance delahunta
Messenger Lecturer:  Sheilia Jasanoff,
Professor of Science & Technology Studies, Harvard University
Fall 2008
Lecture:  After Enlightenment: Rethinking Science’s Place in Democracy jasanoff
University Lecturer:  Garry Wills,
Professor, Northwestern University, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author
Fall 2008
Lecture:  Lincoln-Douglas Debates (1858), One Hundred Fifty Years Later (2008)  ADVANCE FOR FRIDAY AMS, JUNE 9--Pulitzer Prize-winning author Garry Wills poses in his Evanston, Ill., home June 6, 2000. In his new book, 'Papal Sin: Structures of Deceit,' Wills accuses a pope of 'deliberate faslehood' and says priests live in a 'shadowy underworld of secrecy and evasion and misrepresentation.' (AP Photo/Charles Bennett)
University Lecturer: Marita Sturken
Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University
Fall 2008
Lecture:  Consuming Security: Defensive Design in the Comfort Cultureof Everyday Life sturken
University Lecturer: Anselm Haverkamp,
Professor of English and Director of the Poetics & Theory Program, New York University
Spring 2008
Lecture:  To Conceive of, in Pictures: Episodes from the History of Knowledge haverkamp
University Lecturer:  Robert Duke
Professor in Music &  Human Learning, University of Texas, Austin

Spring 2008

Lecture:   Why Don’t Students Learn What We Think We Teach”  duke2
 Messenger Lecturer:  Nancy Fraser,
Professor of Philosophy and Politics, The New School of Social Research
Spring 2008
Lecture:   Disputing the Subject of Justice: National Citizenry, Global Humanity, or Transnational Community of Risk? frasier
 Messenger Lecturer:  Michel Balinski,  Professor Emeritus, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris

Fall 2007

Lectures:  Lecture 1:  How to apportion fairly:  Aristotle, the Talmud, the U.S. Congress and kidney transplants; Lecture 2:  How to elect and to rank:  Overcoming the paradoxes of social choice, electing a President of France and ranking wines; Lecture 3:  How to eliminate gerrymandering:  A new approach to representation, its realization in Zurich and its application to the U.S. Congress balinski
 University Lecturer:   Mandyam Srinivasan,  Professor of Visual Neuroscience, Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland

Fall 2007

Lecture:  Small Brains, Smart Minds: Vision, Navigation, and ‘Cognition’ in Honeybees and Applications to Robotics srinivasan
 University Lecturer:   Speciosa Wandira former Ugandan Vice President

Fall 2007

Lecture:  Achieving Freedom from Hunger, Poverty, and Poor Health in Sub-Saharan Africa: Priorities for Research and Public Policy wandira
 Messenger Lecturer:  Steven Weinberg, Nobel Laureate, Holder of the Josey Chair in Science and Professor of Physics & Astronomy, University of Texas at Austin

Spring 2007

Lectures:  The Invention of Science: Poetry and Technology; The Invention of Science: Mathematics and Philosophy; A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology wienberg
 Messenger Lecturer:  Sir Martin Rees,
Astronomer Royal, University of Cambridge, UK
Spring 2005
Lecture:  Science and Survival in the 21st Century rees
 Messenger Lecturer:  Francis Fukuyama,
Johns Hopkins University
Spring 2003
Lecture:  The State After September 11 fukuyama
Messenger Lecturer:  Janet Halley,
Harvard Law School
Fall 2001
Lecture:  Sexuality Harassment/Same Sex Marriage halley
Messenger Lecturer:  Norman Myers
Consultant in Environment & Development
Spring 2001
Lecture:  Environmental and Conservation Issues for the New Millenium myers
University Lecturer:  David J.P. Barker, University of Southampton

Fall 2000

Lecture:  Early Life Experiences and Adult Disease barker
Gerald R. Fink, Director, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Spring 1999

Lecture:  We’re Off to See the Genome fink
Judith Butler, Chancellor’s Professor, University of California at Berkeley

Fall 1998

Lecture:  Psychoanalysis, Politics, and Kinship butler
Hon. Rex  Nettleford, Deputy Vice Chancellor & Prof. of Continuing Studies, Univ. of W. Indies, Mona, Jamaica

Fall 1997

Lecture:  Cultural Identity and Development: A Caribbean Perspective nettleford
Byron S.J. Weng, Prof. of Government & Public Administration, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong

Fall 1996

Lecture:  China’s One Country, Two Systems’ Policy and Its Implications for Sino-American Relations weng
Clifton R. Wharton, Former Deputy Secretary of State

Spring 1996

Lecture:  Presidential Politics and Foreign Policy: Diminishing America’s Global Stature wharton
Helen Vendler, Professor of English, Harvard University

Fall 1995

Lecture:  Shakespeare’s Sonnets vendler
Ross Chambers, Prof. of French and Comparative Literature, University of Michigan

Spring 1995

Lecture:  Aspects of Literature chambers
Leo Bersani, Class of 1950 Professor of French, University of California at Berkeley

Fall 1994

Lecture:  Homos bersani
Martha Nussbaum, University Professor & Professor of Philosophy and Classics, Brown University

Spring 1994

Lecture:  Upheavals of Thought: A Theory of the Emotions nussbaum
Ronald Takaki, Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of California at Berkeley

Fall 1993

Lecture:  A Past Re-Visioned: The Making of Multicultural America takaki
Bruno Latour, Professor at the Ecole National Superieure des Mines, Paris

Spring 1993

Lecture:  From Baboons to Nuclear Plants: A Common Geneaology for Technology and Society latour
Peter Brooks, Professor of Humanities, Yale University

Fall 1992

Lecture:  The Place of the Body in Modern Narrative brooks
Maynard Solomon, Professor of Music, Julliard

Spring 1992

Lecture:  Mozart: A Family Portrait solomon
Terrence Sejnowski, Professor of Biology & Physics, UCSD and the Salk Institute

Fall 1991

Lecture:  The Computational Brain sejnowski
John & Jean Comaroff, Professors of Anthropology, University of Chicago

Spring 1991

Lecture:  Christianity, Colonialism, and Consciousness in South Africa comaroff_jean comaroff_john
Sir Roger Penrose, Professor of Mathematics, Oxford University

Fall 1990

Lecture:  Three Worlds and Three Mysteries penrose
Myles Burnyeat, Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College, UK

Spring 1990

Lecture:  Freedom, Anger, and Tranquility: An Archeaology of Feeling
Susan Moller Okin, Professor of Politics, Brandeis University

Fall 1989

Lecture:  The Public/Domestic Dichotomy okin
Peter H. Nye, Professor Emeritus, Plant Science, Oxford University

Spring 1989

Lecture:  Towards the Quantitative Control of Crop Production and Quality
Bert Vallee, Professor of Biochemical and Biophysical Sciences & Medicine, Harvard University

Fall 1988

Lecture:  How Zinc Affects Biology and Medicine and the Fundamentals of Our Lives
Houston Baker, Professor of English & Human Relations, University of Pennsylvania

Spring 1988

Lecture:  Workings of the Spirit: The Poetics of Afro-American Women’s Writing baker
Baron Carl Friedrich von Weizsacker,
Emeritus Professor of Physics & Philosophy, Universities of Munich & Hamburg
Fall 1987
Lecture:  Philosophical and Political Consequences of Modern Science weizsacker
Charles Tilly, Professor of Sociology & History, New School for Social Research

Spring 1987

Lecture:  War, States, and Collection Action tilly
Irving Janis, Professor of Psychology, Yale University

Fall 1986

Lecture:  Crisis Decision-Making in the Nuclear Age
Edward Said, Professor of English & Comparative Literature, Columbia University

Spring 1986

Lecture:  Culture and Imperialism said
Ernst Mayr, Professor Emeritus, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University

Fall 1985

Lecture:  Evolutionary Biology and Philosophy mayr
John E. Casida, Professor of Entomology, University of California at Berkeley

Spring 1985

Lecture:  Retrospective and Prospect Views on Chemicals, Man, and the Environment casida
Jurgen Habermas, Director, Max Planck Institute, Munich

Fall 1984

Lecture:  Discourse on Modernity habermas
Herbert York, Professor of Physics, University of California, San Diego

Fall 1984

Lecture:  The Nuclear Arms Race york
Quentin Skinner, Professor of Political Science, University of Cambridge, UK

Fall 1983

Lecture:  The Idea of Liberty:  Classical and Contemporary Perspectives skinner
Maarten Brands, Professor of Modern History, University of Amsterdam

Spring 1983

Lecture:  Re-Inventing Europe brands
Paul de Man, Professor of French & Comparative Literature, Yale University

Spring 1983

Lecture:  Rhetoric Aesthetics deman`
John T. Noonan, Jr., Professor of Law, University of California at Berkeley

Spring 1982

Lecture:  Bribery noonan
Patrick Suppes, Professor of Philosophy, Stanford University

Fall 1981

Lecture:  Rationality suppes
Donald Kennedy, President Stanford University

Fall 1980

Lecture:  Health, Science and Regulation kennedy
Rosemary Cramp, Professor of Art & Archaeology, Durham University, UK

Fall 1980

Lecture:  The Viking Achievement cramp
Robert J. Lifton, Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University

Spring 1980

Lecture:  From Healer to killer:  The Doctors of Auschwitz lifton
Walter J. Ong, Professors of English & Humanities in Psychiatry, Saint Louis University

Fall 1979

Lecture:  Contest, Sexuality, and Consciousness ong
Marvin Minsky, Professor of Science, Computer Science Dept., MIT

Spring 1979

Lecture:  The Construction of the Mind minsky
Arthur Kantrowitz, Chairman, AVCO-Everett Research Laboratory, Inc.

Fall 1978

Lecture:  A Technologist Looks at Anti-Technology
Jean Seznec, Professor of French Literature, University of Oxford

Spring 1978


Lecture:  Revival and Metamorphoses of the Gods in Nineteenth Century Art and Literature
David Grene, Professor of Social Thought, University of Chicago

Fall 1977

Lecture:  Shakespeare: Politics, History, and Poetry grene
Rene Girard, Professor of French & the Humanities, Johns Hopkins University

Spring 1977

Lecture:  Sacrifice, Symbolic Thought and Judeo-Christian Culture girard
Noam Chomsky, Professor of Linguistics & Philosophy, MIT

Fall 1976

Lecture:  Concepts of Language chomsky
Edward O. Wilson, Professor of Zoology, Harvard University

Spring 1976

Lecture:  Sociobiology  wilson
Walle J.H. Nauta, Profesor of Psychology, MIT

Fall 1975

Lecture:  Mammalian Behavior and the Anatomy of the Brain nauta
Charles Rosen, Pianist & Writer

Spring 1975

Lecture:  Music and the Perspectives of Historical Criticism rosen
Zhores Medvedev, Soviet Biologist & Critic

Spring 1974

Lecture:  Intellectual Dissent in the Soviet Union
Harry Bober, Professor of the Humanities, New York University

Spring 1974

Lecture:  Celtic Illuminated Manuscripts:  Enigmas and Mysteries
Elting Morison, Killian Professor of the Class of 1926, MIT

Spring 1973

Lecture:  Celtic Iluminated Manuscripts:  Engimas and Mysteries morison
Garrett Hardin, Professor of Biology, University of California at Santa Barbara

Fall 1972

Lecture:  The Value and Dignity of Life hardin
C.T. deWit, Professor of Theoretical Production Ecology, Agricultural University, the Netherlands

Spring 1972

Lecture:  Theoretical Production Ecology:  An Attempt Toward Integration
David Daube, Professor of Law, University of California at Berkeley

Fall 1971

Lecture:  Civil Disobedience in Antiquity
 Jerzy Neyman, Professor of Statistics, University of California at Berkeley

Spring 1971

Lecture:  A Statistician’s Experience in Three Domains of Science: Astronomy, Cancer, and Weather Modification  neyman
Oswei Temkin, Professor of the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

Fall 1970

Lecture:  Galenism:  Rise and Decline of a Medical Philosophy temkin
Yigael Yadin, Professor of Archaeology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Fall 1969

Lecture:  From the Hasmoneans to Bar-Kochba: Archaelogical Findings and Finds in the Wilderness of Judea yadin
Samuel H. Beer, Professor of Government, Harvard University

Fall 1969

Lecture:  The Politics of American Federalism beer
Michel Jouvet, M.D., Faculty of Medicine, University of Lyons, France

Fall 1968

Lecture:  Sleep and Dreams jouvet
Henry Eyring, Professor of Chemistry & Metallurgy, University of Utah

Spring 1968

Lecture:  The Scientific Models We Live By eyring
Dame Helen Louise Gardner, Professor of English Literature, University of Oxford, UK

Fall 1967

Lecture:  Shakespeare’s Tragic Art
Madame Jacqueline de Romilly, Professor of Greek, The Sorbonne

Spring 1967

Lecture:  Aspects of Time in Greek Tragedy romilly
A. Frey-Wyssling, Department of General Botany & Electron Microscopy, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Fall 1965

Lecture:  Ultra-Structural Cell Organization
Richard Feynman, Professor of Theoretical Physics, California Institute of Technology

Fall 1964

Lecture:  The Character of Physical Law feynman
C. Vann Woodward, Professor of History, Yale University

Spring 1964

Lecture:  The First Reconstruction in Light of the Second woodward
Kingsley Davis, Professor of Sociology, University of California at Berkeley

Fall 1963

Lecture:  New Perspectives on Population: Change and Response in Modern Demographic History davis
H.L.A. Hart, Professor of Jurisprudence, University of Oxford, UK

Spring 1963

Lecture:  Mind and Deed in the Law hart
Alexander Hollaender, Director, Biology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Fall 1962

Lecture:  Some Basic Problems in Radiation Biology hollaender
Harry Harlow, Professor of Psychology, University of Wisconsin

Fall 1961

Lecture:  The Nature of Love and Affection in Primates harlow
William Haller, Professor of English, Barnard College, Columbia University

Spring 1961

Lecture: The Elect Nation on Puritanism Reconsidered
Meyer Shapiro, Professor of Fine Arts, Columbia University

Spring 1960

Lecture:  Abstract Painting shapiro