Speakers 2010-2019

June 15, 2019 Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor or Entrepreneurship and Finance, and Charles M. Harper Faculty Fellow.
June 9, 2018 Marianne Bertrand, Chris P. Dialynas Service Professor of Economics, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
"Mind The Gaps"
June 10, 2017 Ka Yee C. Lee, Professor, Department of Chemistry, James Franck Institute, Institute for Biophysical Dynamics, and the College.
"A Lifetime of Learning"
December 9, 2016 Amanda Woodward, William S. Gray Professor of Psychology and Deputy Dean for Faculty Affairs in the Division of Social Sciences. "Learning to Speak"
August 26, 2016 Juan de Pablo, Liew Family Professor of Molecular Theory and Simulations in the Institute For Molecular Engineering and The College; Senior Fellow in the Computation Institute.                          "Fate, Preparation, and Opportunity”
June 11, 2016 David Nirenberg, Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Professor in the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, the Departments of History and Romance Languages and Literatures, and the College; Dean of the Division of Social Sciences. 
"A Time of Mind"
March 18, 2016 John Carlstrom, the Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar Distinguished Service Professor, Professor in the Departments of Astronomy & Astrophysics and Physics, Enrico Fermi Institute, and the College.  "Our Expanding View Of The Universe"
December 11, 2015 Judith B. Farquhar, the Max Palevsky Professor Amerita, Department of Anthropology and the College. 
"Slowing Down Reason"
August 28, 2015 Judith Zeitlin, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and the College.
"The World As Stage"
June 13, 2015 Shulamit Ran, Andrew MacLeish Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Music; Artistic Director, Contempo. 
"Why We Make Art"
March 20, 2015 Kenneth Pomeranz, University Professor, Department of History and the College; Chair, Department of History. 
"Striving for Incompleteness"
December 12, 2014 David Archer, Professor, Department of the Geophysical Sciences and the College. "The Great Carbon Conspiracy"
August 29, 2014 David Meltzer, Professor, Departments of Medicine and Economics, and the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies; Chair, Committee on Clinical and Translational Science; Chief, Section of Hospital Medicine; Director, Center for Health and the Social Sciences. "Mean and Variance"
June 14, 2014 Kerwin Charles, Deputy Dean, Edwin and Betty L. Bergman Distinguished Service Professor at Chicago Harris.
"Type and Context"
March 21, 2014 Adam Green, Master, Social Sciences Collegiate Division; Deputy Dean, Division of Social Sciences; Associate Dean in the College; Associate Professor, Department of History and the College, “Happiness Gained Through Struggle”
December 13, 2013 David E. Wellbery, Leroy T. and Margaret Deffenbaugh Carlson University Professor, Departments of Germanic Studies and Comparative Literature, John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, and the College; Chairman, Department of Germanic Studies; Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on German Literature and Culture, "Faust's Despair and the Life of Learning"
August 30, 2013 Jens Ludwig, McCormick Foundation Professor, School of Social Service Administration, Law School, and the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies; Director, University of Chicago Crime Lab, Codirector, University of Chicago Urban Education Lab, "Thinking About Thinking"
June 15, 2013 Abbie J. Smith, Boris and Irene Stern Distinguished Service Professor, University of chicago Booth School of Business, "Corporate Governance: Is it Personal?"
March 22, 2013 Richard Rosengarten, Associate Professor of Religion and Literature in the Divinity School, "In Retrospect"
December 14, 2012 Sidney R. Nagel, Stein-Freiler Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Physics, James Franck Institute, Enrico Fermi Institute, and the College, "The Power of Observation"
August 24, 2012 Marsha Rosner, Chair, Ben May Department for Cancer Research, Charles B. Huggins Professor, "Who Owns You?"
June 9, 2012 Stephen Raudenbush, Lewis Sebring Professor of Sociology, "The Life of the Mind and Social Action"
March 16, 2012 Charles M. Payne, Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor of Social Service Administration, "Democracy Remix" (Given by Thomas F. Rosenbaum, Provost)
December 9, 2011 Dwight N. Hopkins, Professor of Theology, Divinity School and the College, Director of MA Studies in the Divinity School, "Values for Living"
August 26, 2011 Martha Feldman, Chair, Department of Music and Mabel Greene Myers Professor, Department of Music and the College, "Strangeness as Substance"
June 11, 2011 David A. Strauss, The Gerald Ratner Distinguished Service Professor of Law, "Coming of Age, in Law and in Life"
March 18, 2011 T. Conrad Gilliam, Marjorie I. and Bernard A. Mitchell Professor, Department of Human Genetics, Dean for Research and Graduate Education, Biological Sciences Division, "Genomics: Can De-Coding the Past Predict the Future?"
December 10, 2010 Ann L. McGill, Sears Roebuck Professor of General Management, Marketing, and Behavorial Science, "Without Saying a Word: The Powers of Mimicry, Contagion, and Synchrony"
August 27, 2010 Rocky Kolb, Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, "Be Careful What You Rub Out" 
June 12, 2010 Paul Sereno, Professor in Organismal Biology & Anatomy, “Historical Contingency and Ultimate Aims"
March 19, 2010 Neil Shubin, Robert R. Bensley Distinguished Service Professor of Organismal and Evolutionary Biology, "Learning to Se