Public Lectures Series
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Speakers in this series

Elie Wiesel Winner of Nobel Peace Prize Professor of the Humanities, Boston University

An Evening with Elie Wiesel
Wed, 21 Sep 2005 | Walter E. Edge Lecture

James Fallows National correspondent Atlantic Monthly

After Iraq: What's Ahead for America
Tue, 27 Sep 2005 | Stafford Little Lecture

Robert E. Rubin Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Director, Citigroup

The Outlook for the Global Economy and the Challenges That Must Be Met
Wed, 19 Oct 2005 | Walter E. Edge Lecture

Paula Vogel National correspondent Atlantic Monthly

The Playworld and the Empire: The Twenty-first Century and the American Playwright
Tue, 25 Oct 2005 | Spencer Trask Lecture

Bob Herbert Op-ed Columnist, the New York Times

The Consequences of Incompetence: The All-Too-Human Costs of Bad Thinking and Poor Decision-making by People in High Places
Tue, 08 Nov 2005 | Stafford Little Lecture

Ian Buruma Professor, Bard College

Is Democracy a Universal Value?
Tue, 15 Nov 2005 | Stafford Little Lecture

Seymour Hersh Author and Journalist, the New Yorker

The War in Iraq: Bush's Democracy and the Real Thing
Wed, 30 Nov 2005 | Stafford Little Lecture

Mark Juergensmeyer Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara

God and War: The Odd Appeal of War, Are We at War?, and What Does God Have to Do with It?
Tue, 21 Feb 2006 | Stafford Little Fund and Princeton University Press

Gerald Galloway Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland

In Search of a National Water Policy: Learning from Katrina, Dry Canals, and Pallid Sturgeon
Wed, 01 Mar 2006 | Louis Clark Vanuxem Lecture

Alan Walker Professor of Biological Anthropology, Penn State University

The Human Body as an Evolutionary Patchwork
Tue, 28 Mar 2006 | Louis Clark Vanuxem Lecture

Marina Mahathir Former president, Malaysian AIDS Council

Fatal Confluences: Islam, Gender, and HIV/AIDS in Malaysia.
Tue, 28 Mar 2006 | Walter E. Edge Lecture

Sir Tim Berners-Lee Founder of the World Wide Web

The Future of the Web
Wed, 05 Apr 2006 | Spencer Trask Lecture

David Gross Physicist and string theorist

The Search for a Theory of Fundamental Reality: I. The Theory of Elementary Particles, II. Questions and Speculations, III. The Coming Revolutions
Tue, 25 Apr 2006 | J. Edward Farnum Fund and Princeton University Press

Marc Edwards Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Imminent Endangerment: "Lead" Astray by the EPA
Thu, 04 May 2006 | Louis Clark Vanuxem Lecture