Steve Waksman, Professor of Music and American Studies at Smith College, gives a historical view of the cultural evolution of jazz.
Associate Professor of Classics at the University of California, Davis, encouraged historians to embrace and include weirdness in their writings on the past.
Suzanne Fenton, a researcher and group leader at the National Institutes of Health, explained how early-life exposure to chemicals can lead to abnormal breast development in females and males during puberty
Douthat is the author of “Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream”.
Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy at NYU, Dale Jamieson, spoke about the many causes leading to the lack of action to address climate change.
Franklin Odo spoke about Japanese Internment during World War II, the subsequent redress, and how Japanese Americans have been affected by discrimination.
As a guest of Smith College’s Poetry Center, prized American poet Gerald Stern read from a collection of his works.
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.