Public Lectures Series
Lectures are free and open to the public. Lectures are in McCosh 50 and begin at 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Click here to see location.
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Speakers in this series

Steven Levitt Professor of Economics, University of Chicago

Beyond Freakonomics: New Musings on the Economics of Everyday Life
Wed, 27 Sep 2006 | Stafford Little Lecture

Adrienne Rich Poetry Reading and Discussion

Poetry Reading and Discussion
Wed, 04 Oct 2006 |

Cass Sunstein Professor of Jurisprudence, University of Chicago Law School

Libertarian Paternalism Is Not an Oxymoron.
Thu, 05 Oct 2006 | Walter E. Edge Lecture

Elaine Oran Senior Scientist for Reactive Flow Physics U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC

Matchsticks, Scramjets, and Black Holes: Numerical Simulation Faces Reality
Tue, 10 Oct 2006 | Louis Clark Vanuxem Lecture

Mark A. Noll Professor of History, University of Notre Dame

Race, Religion, and American Politics from Nat Turner to George W. Bush
Tue, 17 Oct 2006 | Stafford Little Lecture

Kenneth T. Jackson Professor of History and the Social Sciences, Columbia University

If All the World Were New Jersey: The Past and Future of the Garden State.
Thu, 09 Nov 2006 | Stafford Little Lecture

Vaclav Havel former president of the Czech Republic (cosponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School and the Center for Human Values)

CANCELED
Mon, 13 Nov 2006 | Walter E. Edge Lecture

Antonio Damasio Professor of Neuroscience and Director, Brain and Creativity Institute, University of Southern California

Advances on the Neurobiology of Emotion: Taking Stock
Thu, 16 Nov 2006 | Louis Clark Vanuxem Lecture

Peter Ward Professor of Biology and Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington

The Undesigned Universe
Thu, 11 Jan 2007 | Stafford Little Lecture

Joan Breton Connelly Associate Professor of Fine Arts; Director, Yeronisos Island Excavations, New York University

Visual Space/Ritual Space and the Agency of the Greek Priestess
Thu, 08 Feb 2007 | Spencer Trask Lecture

Avi Wigderson H. Maass Professor, School of Mathematics, Institute for Advanced Study

A Worldview through the Computational Lens I
Tue, 13 Feb 2007 | Louis Clark Vanuxem Lecture (cosponsored by Princeton University Press)

Avi Wigderson H. Maass Professor, School of Mathematics, Institute for Advanced Study

A Worldview through the Computational Lens II
Wed, 14 Feb 2007 | Louis Clark Vanuxem Lecture (cosponsored by Princeton University Press)

Avi Wigderson H. Maass Professor, School of Mathematics, Institute for Advanced Study

A Worldview through the Computational Lens III
Thu, 15 Feb 2007 | Louis Clark Vanuxem Lecture (cosponsored by Princeton University Press)

Ruth Reichl Gourmet Magazine

Watch What You Eat
Tue, 06 Mar 2007 | J. Edward Farnum Lecture

Hendrik Lenstra Professor of Mathematics, University of Leiden

Escher and the Droste Effect (NOTE: McCosh Hall 10)
Tue, 03 Apr 2007 | Louis Clark Vanuxem Lecture (cosponsored by the Department of Mathematics)

Douglas Melton T. D. Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences, Harvard University, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Codirector, Harvard Stem Cell Institute

Stem Cell Challenges in Biology and Public Policy
Tue, 10 Apr 2007 | Louis Clark Vanuxem Lecture

Pasquale Scaturro Leader, First Nile Descent Expedition (2003-2004)

The Exploration of the Great Rivers of Africa (NOTE: 4:00 p.m., Friend Center 101, simulcast Computer Science 104)
Sun, 15 Apr 2007 | Spencer Trask Lecture (cosponsored by Department of Rare Books and Special Collections)

Richard Ford Novelist

Extra-Literary Influences: The Things That Help, The Things That Hurt
Wed, 18 Apr 2007 | Spencer Trask Lecture

Thom Mayne Architect, Morphosis

Work in Progress #131 (NOTE: Friend Center 101)
Thu, 26 Apr 2007 | Stafford Little Lecture