Speakers 2000-2009

December 11, 2009 Jean Comaroff, Bernard E. and Ellen C. Sunny Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology, "The Uses of 'Ex-Centricity': Cool Reflections from Hot Places" 
October 9, 2009 Martin E. Marty, Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, "On Laying Siege to Problems"
August 28, 2009 Shadi Bartsch, Ann L. and Lawrence B. Buttenwieser Professor of Classics, "Being Yourself, and Other Strange Ideas"
June 14, 2009 Raghuram Rajan, Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, "Politics, Finance, and the Crisis"
June 13, 2009 Olufunmilayo (Funmi) Olopade, Walter L Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Global Health, "Democratizing Education to Eradicate Poverty and Improve Global Health"
June 12, 2009 Olufunmilayo (Funmi) Olopade, Walter L Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Global Health, "Democratizing Education to Eradicate Poverty and Improve Global Health"
March 20, 2009 John Mark Hansen, Charles L. Hutchinson Distinguished Service Professor Department of Political Science and the College, Dean of the Social Sciences Division, "The Educated Citizen"
December 12, 2008 Raghuram Rajan, Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, "Crisis and Change"
August 29, 2008 Bruce D. Meyer, McCormick Tribune Professor, Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, "Public Policy and the University"
June 15, 2008 Steven Neil Kaplan, Neubauer Family Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, Graduate School of Business, "A Pep Talk: What Can You Learn from Successful CEOS?"
June 14, 2008 Wendy Doniger, Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor, Divinity School, "Thinking More Critcally About Thinking too Critically: Reading Past the Classics"
June 13, 2008 Wendy Doniger, Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor, Divinity School, "Thinking More Critcally About Thinking too Critically: Reading Past the Classics"
March 21, 2008 Yali Amit, Professor, Departments of Statistics and Computer Science, the Committee in Computational Neuroscience, and the College, "Keeping Our Moral Compass"
December 7, 2007 James L. Madara, M.D., Sara and Harold Lincoln Thompson Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Pathology; Dean of the Division of the Biological Sciences and the Pritzker School of Medicine; Chief Executive Officer, University of Chicago Medical Center; University Vice-President for Medical Affairs, "The Unpredictable and Unassailable"
August 24, 2007 José Quintáns, William Rainey Harper Professor, Department of Pathology, and the College; Associate Dean of the Division of the Biological Sciences and the Pritzker School of Medicine, and of the College; Master, Biological Sciences Collegiate Division; Director, Medical Scientist Training Program, "Make it Easy, it is Going to be Hot"
June 10, 2007 James E. Schrager, Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management, Graduate School of Business, "Searching for Strategy"
June 9, 2007, 2009 Danielle Allen, Dean of the Division of the Humanities, and Professor, Departments of Classics, and Political Science, the Committee on Social Thought, and the College, "What’s in a Name?"
June 8, 2007 Danielle Allen, Dean of the Division of the Humanities, and Professor, Departments of Classics, and Political Science, the Committee on Social Thought, and the College, "What’s in a Name?"
March 16, 2007 Gil J. Stein, Professor, the Oriental Institute, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and the College; Director, the Oriental Institute, "Searching for Truths or Finding Truth: Some Thoughts from Archaeology"
December 8, 2006 Thomas C. Holt, James Westfall Thompson Distinguished Service Professor, Department of History and the College, "1965-2006: Your Commencement and Mine"
October 27, 2006 Robert J. Zimmer, President of the University, The Inaugural Address
August 25, 2006 Austan Goolsbee, Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Business, "Why People Hate Economists (And Why We Don’t Care)"
June 11, 2006 Kevin M. Murphy, George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Business, "Seeing the World through the Economic Lens"
June 10, 2006, 2009 James K. Chandler, Barbara E. and Richard J. Franke Professor, the Department of English Language and Literature, the Committees on the History of Culture and on Cinema and Media Studies, and the College; Director, Franke Institute for the Humanities, "Education in the Interrogative Mode"
June 9, 2006 James K. Chandler, Barbara E. and Richard J. Franke Professor, the Department of English Language and Literature, the Committees on the History of Culture and on Cinema and Media Studies, and the College; Director, Franke Institute for the Humanities, "Education in the Interrogative Mode"
March 17, 2006 Susan E. Mayer, Professor and Dean, the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, "World Opportunities"
December 9, 2005 Susan Gal, the Mae and Sidney G. Metzl Distinguished Service Professor, Departments of Anthropology and Linguistics, and the College, "Some Truths about Lies"
August 26, 2005 Dr. Jonathan Moss, Professor and Vice-Chairman, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care; Professor, the College; and Chairman, the Institutional Review Board in the Division of the Biological Sciences and the Pritzker School of Medicine, "Could Morton Do It Today"
June 12, 2005 Harry L. Davis, Roger L. and Rachel M. Goetz Distinguished Service Professor of Creative Management, Graduate School of Business, "Being Silly, Seriously"
June 11, 2005 Cathy Cohen, Professor, Department of Political Science and the College; Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, "Race, Politics, and the Costs of Compromise"
June 10, 2005 Cathy Cohen, Professor, Department of Political Science and the College; Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, "Race, Politics, and the Costs of Compromise"
March 18, 2005 Richard A. Shweder, William Claude Reavis Distinguished Service Professor, Committee on Human Development, Department of Psychology, and the College; Faculty Associate (Professor), Department of Anthropology; Member, Committee on Southern Asian Studies, "The Fun Index"
December 10, 2004 Christopher A. Faraone, Professor, Departments of Classical Languages and Literatures, and New Testament and Early Christian Literature, the Committees on the Ancient Mediterranean World and on Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities, and the College, "The Things You Carry With You"
August 27, 2004 Angela V. Olinto, Chair, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and Associate Professor, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Enrico Fermi Institute, and the Kavli Institute of Cosmological Physics, "Nature’s Puzzling Answers"
June 13, 2004 Gary S. Becker, University Professor, Departments of Economics and Sociology, and the Graduate School of Business, "Business Schools Within Universities: The Right Mix"
June 12, 2004 John J. Mearsheimer, R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Political Science and the College, "The United States and the World in the 21st Century"
June 11, 2004 John J. Mearsheimer, R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Political Science and the College, "The United States and the World in the 21st Century"
March 19, 2004 Thomas A. Witten, Professor, Department of Physics, the James Franck Institute, and the College, "There’s Treasure Everywhere"
December 12, 2003 Raghuram Rajan, Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, "Politics, Finance, and the Crisis"
August 29, 2003 Lars Peter Hansen, Homer J. Livingston Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Economics, and the College, "Value in an Uncertain Economy"
June 15, 2003 Richard H. Thaler, Robert P. Gwinn Professor, Graduate School of Business, "Finding Your Cello"
June 15, 2003 Andrew Alpher, President, New York City Economic Development Corporation, Trustee, The University of Chicago, "Remarks"
June 14, 2003 Halina Brukner, Vice-Chairman and Professor, Department of Medicine, "Wearing White: Reflections in a Changing Environment"
June 14, 2003 Mark Siegler, Lindy Bergman Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Medicine, Committees on Clinical Pharmacology and Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities, and Director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, "Medical Progress and the Doctor Patient Relationship"
June 13, 2003 Mark Siegler, Lindy Bergman Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Medicine, Committees on Clinical Pharmacology and Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities, and Director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, "Medical Progress and the Doctor Patient Relationship"
March 21, 2003 Daphne Preuss, Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, the Committee on Genetics, the Institute for Biophysical Dynamics, and the College, "Intellectual Breadth and Responsible Leadership"
December 13, 2002 Bill Brown, George M. Pullman Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, the Committee on the History of Culture, and the College, "Art as Education"
August 30, 2002 John T. Cacioppo, Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Psychology, and the College, "The Risks and Rewards of Irrational Thinking"
June 9, 2002 Ann L. McGill, Deputy Dean and Sears Roebuck Professor of General Management, Marketing, and Behavioral Science, Graduate School of Business, "Possibility and Responsibility"
June 8, 2002 George Chauncey, Professor, Department of History and the College, "Sexuality, Intimacy, and History"
June 7, 2002 George Chauncey, Professor, Department of History and the College, "Sexuality, Intimacy, and History"
March 15, 2002 John A. Lucy, Interim Dean, Division of the Social Sciences, Master, Social Sciences Collegiate Division, Associate Dean of the College and Professor, Committee on Human Development, Department of Psychology, and the College, "Understanding Perspectives"
December 7, 2001 Jeanne C. Marsh, Professor, School of Social Service Administration, "Altruism Examined"
August 24, 2001 Robert A. Fefferman, Louis Block Professor, Department of Mathematics, "A University of Chicago Education and the Pursuit of Truth and Beauty in Mathematics"
June 10, 2001 Harry Davis, Roger L. and Rachel M. Goetz Distinguished Service Professor of Creative Management, Graduate School of Business, "The Professional and the Amateur"
June 9, 2001 Martha C. Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor, Law School, Divinity School, Department of Philosophy, and the College, "Political Animals: Luck, Need and Dignity"
June 8, 2001 Martha C. Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor, Law School, Divinity School, Department of Philosophy, and the College, "Political Animals: Luck, Need and Dignity"
March 16, 2001 Susan M. Kidwell, Professor, Department of Geophysical Sciences, the Committee on Evolutionary Biology, and the College, "Finding Good Ground"
December 8, 2000 Homi K. Bhabha, Chester D. Tripp Distinguished Service Professor in the Division of the Humanities and the Department of English Language and Literature, Art History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College, "Only Connect: Scholarship, Fellowship and Survival"
November 2, 2000 Don Michael Randel, President of the University, "The Inaugural Address"
August 25, 2000 Anne Walters Robinson, Claire Dux Swift Professor, Department of Music, and Professor in the College, "Yes, No, Perhaps: Teachings from the Dialectic of the Middle Ages"
June 13, 2000 Austan Goolsbee, Associate Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Business, "What’s so New About the New Economy?"
June 10, 2000 Hanna Holborn Gray, Harry Pratt Judson Distinguished Service Professor, Department of History and the College, President Emerita of the University, "Getting the Third Degree"
June 9, 2000 Hanna Holborn Gray, Harry Pratt Judson Distinguished Service Professor, Department of History and the College, President Emerita of the University, "Getting the Third Degree"
March 17, 2000 Philip Gossett, Robert W. Reneker Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Music and the College "The Humanities Inside and Outside the Academy"