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Speakers in this series

Hermione Lee Oxford University

Shelley's Heart and Pepys's Lobsters Jane Austen Faints Virginia Woolf's Nose
Mon, 27 Sep 2004 | J. Edward Farnum Lectures and Princeton University Press

George Dyson Author, Western Washington University

Barricelli's Universe: Digital Computing in Princeton, 1945-1958
Tue, 05 Oct 2004 | Walter E. Edge Lecture

Alan Wolfe Professor, & Director of The Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life Boston College

America's Two Visions: The Good and the Great How Conservatives Came to Think Small The Liberal Retreat from Ambition
Tue, 09 Nov 2004 | Spencer Trask Lectures

Robert W. Lucky Telcordia

Broadbanding America: What, Why, and How
Tue, 16 Nov 2004 | Spencer Trask Lectures

Henry Petroski A. S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering and Professor of History, Duke University

The Design of Everything: From Success to Failure
Tue, 07 Dec 2004 | Louis Clark Vanuxem Lectures

Kathleen Sullivan Stanley Morrison Professor of Law and Former Dean Stanford University School of Law

The Constitution and Emergency
Wed, 09 Feb 2005 | Walter E. Edge Lecture

Alex Filippenko University of California, Berkeley

Catastrophic Stellar Explosions: Celestial Firework Enigmatic Gamma-Ray Bursts: Birth Cries of Black Holes Einstein's Biggest Blunder? The Case for Cosmic "Antigravity"
Wed, 23 Feb 2005 | J. Edward Farnum Lectures

Joan Didion Cosponsored by the Spencer Trask Lectures and the Program in the Study of Women and Gender: Symposium on Women Art and Politics in the 20th Century

Keynote Speech: Writing Politics
Fri, 01 Apr 2005 | Spencer Trask Lectures

Brian Greene Columbia University

The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time & the Texture of Reality
Wed, 06 Apr 2005 | Louis Clark Vanuxem Lecture

Michael S. Gazzaniga Dartmouth University

Personal Identity, Neuroethics and the Human Brain
Thu, 14 Apr 2005 | Louis Clark Vanuxem Lecture

Chinua Achebe Novelist and Emeritus Professor, Bard College

Insider Perspectives on Afro-Pessimism: Rethinking our Role as Contemporary Self-Critics.
Fri, 15 Apr 2005 | Walter E. Edge Lectures

Paul Taylor The Paul Taylor Dance Company

A Conversation with Paul Taylor, with Maura Keefe, dance historian
Fri, 29 Apr 2005 | J. Edward Farnum Lectures

Professor Lord Robert May Professor of Zoology at Oxford University President of the Royal Society Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government (1996-2000) Life Peer, House of Lords Knighted by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

Hard Questions About Tomorrow's World
Wed, 04 May 2005 | Louis Clark Vanuxem Lecture

Dr. Matt Ridley Author, Founder of International Centre of Life

Nature and Nurture
Tue, 10 May 2005 | Louis Clark Vanuxem Lecture