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

Robert J. Shiller Professor of Economics, Yale University

Finance and the Good Society (webcast)
Thu, 14 Oct 2010 | Walter E. Edge Lecture

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Novelist

The Writer as Two Selves: Reflections on the Private Act of Writing and the Public Act of Citizenship (webcast)
Wed, 20 Oct 2010 | Spencer Trask Lecture

Marion Nestle and David Kessler, with Ruth Reichl Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University; Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; food writer and author, respectively

The Politics of Food and Health Care (Note: 4:30 p.m.)
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 | Stafford Little Lecture Fund

Frank Wilczek Nobel laureate and Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Fundamentals. (This is a two-part series. November 11 at 8 p.m. in McCosh 50; November 12 at 4:30 p.m. in McCosh 50.) (webcast)
Thu, 11 Nov 2010 | Louis Clark Vanuxem Lecture. Cosponsored by the Center for Theoretical Physics.

Frank Wilczek Nobel laureate and Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Fundamentals (webcast)
Fri, 12 Nov 2010 | Louis Clark Vanuxem Lecture

Errol Morris documentary filmmaker

The Ashtray (webcast)
Mon, 15 Nov 2010 | Spencer Trask Lecture

Chip Kidd Art director and graphic designer

SIGNALS GraphicChipDesignKidd (webcast)
Tue, 30 Nov 2010 | Spencer Trask Lecture

Patti Smith Singer, songwriter, poet, and visual artist. Winner of 2010 National Book Award for Nonfiction

Picturing Robert: Remembering a friendship and artistic relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe (NO TICKETS REQUIRED. ADMISSION TO MCCOSH 50 WILL BE FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED)
Tue, 07 Dec 2010 | Spencer Trask Lecture

Jill Lepore David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History, Harvard University

The Quick and the Dead: Matters of Life and Death and the American Body Politic
Tue, 15 Feb 2011 | Stafford Little Lecture

Robert Sapolsky Professor of Biological Sciences, and Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers: Stress, Disease, and Coping. (Note: 7:00 p.m. in McCosh Hall 50)
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 | Louis Clark Vanuxem Lecture

Sheila Bair Chairman of the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Some Lessons from the Financial Crisis. (Note: 4:30 p.m. in McCosh Hall 50; simulcast in McCosh 46)
Tue, 29 Mar 2011 | Walter E. Edge Lecture

Nora Volkow, M.D. Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse

The Neurobiology of Drug Addiction
Tue, 05 Apr 2011 | Louis Clark Vanuxem Lecture

Larry Gonick and Randall Munroe Larry Gonick, author of The Cartoon History of the Universe; Randall Munroe, creator of xkcd

High Concept, Low Art: Cartoonists Larry Gonick and Randall Munroe in Conversation about Life, the Universe, and Nothing (Note: 8:00 p.m. in Taylor Auditorium, NEW Frick Chemistry Building. See map at http://etcweb.princeton.edu/pumap/#649) Simulcast in Jadwin Hall A06.
Mon, 11 Apr 2011 | J. Edward Farnum Lecture

Stanislas Dehaene and Steven Strogatz Stanislas Dehaene, neuroscientist, Steven Strogatz, mathematician

How Math Comes to Mind: Intuition, Visualization, and Teaching (NOTE: 8:00 p.m. in McCosh Hall 10)
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 | Louis Clark Vanuxem Lecture