The Levitt Center Speaker Series is committed to enhancing the academic experience of our students by introducing them to a wide array of intellectually challenging speakers. The Series features many speakers with substantial academic and policy experience, an invaluable asset in helping students make the connection between the classroom and policies enacted in the real world. Students and other audience members have the opportunity to engage speakers in thoughtful discussion following each lecture. Our four program areas, Inequality and Equity, Security, Sustainability, and Public Health and Well-Being; as well as our Transformational Leadership and Social Innovation initiatives, provides a focus for our year-long lecture series, as well as for our Faculty Lunch series and Innovation Roundtable discussions.
Human Rights Activist
"Between Two Worlds"
Wednesday, February 3, 7:30 p.m., the Chapel
Chief Justice Warren E. Burger Professor of Constitutional Law and the Courts at the New York University School of Law
"What Is the Problem for which Gun Control Is the Solution?
Wednesday, February 24, 7:30 p.m., Dwight Lounge
"The 2nd and 14th Amendments and Gun Culture"
Thursday, February 25, 4:15 p.m., the Red Pit (KJ 127)
"Gun Controls: Keeping Firearms out of the Hands of Dangerous Users"
Monday, February 29, 4:15 p.m., the Red Pit (KJ 127)
"Good Guns and Bad Guns"
Tuesday, March 1, 4:15, the Red Pit (KJ 127)
Michael E. Mann
Distinguised Professor of Atmospheric Science at Pennsylvania State University
Monday, April 4, 7:00 p.m.
Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Thursday, April 21
"Walking with Abel: Herding Cattle in Mali and Other Ways of Looking at the World"
Wednesday, September 9
Director, The Medea Project
"Ancient Myth: A Tool for Self-Discovery"
Tuesday, September 15
CEO and Founder, The Empowerment Plan
"Empowerment Thru Employment"
Monday, September 21
Deputy Director for Studies, Center for Comprehensive European International Studies at the School of World Economy and International Affairs
"Russia and the New Cold War"
Thursday, October 1
Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University
"I Am a Radioactive Mutant: Post-Human Adaptation at the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site"
Wednesday, October 7
President and Founder, Food Tank
"Cultivating a Better Food System"
Tuesday, October 27
Author and Advisory Board Member, Narrative 4
Thursday, November 5