Palagummi Sainath spoke about how inequalities between the elite and poor have increased over the last 25 years in India.
Dennis Childs spoke about the past and present incarceration of the poor and people of color as a continuation of the modern practice of slavery in the U.S.
Harvard University Paleoanthropologist and biology professor, Daniel Lieberman, spoke about his work studying human athletic behavior and performance.
As part of their celebration for the new Jandon Center for Community Engagement, former U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan was invited to speak at Smith College.
Social media specialist danah boyd looks at the ways in which society and technology intersect in the lives of young people.
Nilanjana Dasgupta, a social psychologist and professor at UMass Amherst, discussed her studies on the constraints women face in their pursuit of academic and professional careers.
Lessig claims money now equals free speech, and hopes to show how recent Supreme Court rulings regarding campaign finance have corrupted the democratic process
Professor Baskin of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Oregon, describes the ways in which women were surprisingly autonomous in Medieval Jewish society
Citron focuses her lecture on threatening messages, revenge pornography and the debate over first amendment rights when it comes to posting content online.
Fiction Editor for the New Yorker discusses how she selects and helps prepare the magazine’s weekly short story publications.