September 12, 2013
Arsalan Iftikhar is an international human rights lawyer, author, and founder of the popular TheMuslimGuy.com. He regularly comments on NPR's "Tell Me More" and contributes to CNN, Esquire, and other publications.
October 22, 2013
Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History and chair of the History and Literature Program at Harvard University. In her lecture, Lepore traces the history of invisible people, including H.G. Wells' invisible man, considering the strange history of the relationship between the unseen and the unknown.
November 18, 2013
Dominican-American writer Junot Díaz is the author of acclaimed novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007) and short story collections Drown (1996) and This Is How You Lose Her (2012). Díaz grew up in the Dominican Republic and emigrated to New Jersey as a child, and this immigration experience serves as the thematic focus of most of his work.
February 13, 2014
Anne D. Hedeman, Judith Harris Murphy Distinguished Professor of Art History, is a scholar of late Medieval and Northern Renaissance art and the history of the book, particularly the illustrations in medieval manuscripts and early printed books. She examines the relationships between text and image in vernacular late medival French manuscripts.
Peter Brown – Professor Emeritus of History, Princeton University, and author of Through the Eye of the Needle
March 11, 2014
Princeton Professor Emeritus of History Peter Brown is credited with having created the field of study referred to as late antiquity, during which Rome fell, the three major monotheistic religions took shape, and Christanity spread across Europe. His major research interest is the rise of Christianity.
April 24, 2014
Jeffrey Toobin is a senior legal analyst for CNN, lawyer, and author of six books, including Too Close to Call: The Thirty-Six-Day Battle to Decide the 2000 Election (2001); and his most recent publication, The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court (2012), an insider's account of the ideological war between the current Supreme Court and the Obama administration.