Visiting Speakers

Aijaz Ahmad

Marxist thinker, Critic, and Commentator

Aijaz Ahmad is the author of many influential books on literature, politics, and cultural theory, including In Theory, Lineages of the Present, and In Our Time: Empire, Politics, Culture.

David Armitage

Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History
Harvard University

David Armitage, MA, PhD, CorrFRSE, FRHistS, FAHA, is the Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History and Chair (2012-14, 2015-16) of the Department of History at Harvard University, where he teaches intellectual history and international history. He is also an Affiliated Professor in the Harvard Department of Government, an Affiliated Faculty Member at Harvard Law School and an Honorary Professor of History at the University of Sydney. He is on leave for the academic year 2014-15.

Nancy Birdsall

Founding President
The Center for Global Development

Nancy Birdsall is the Center for Global Development's founding president.

James Chandler

Barbara E. & Richard J. Franke Distinguished Service Professor
University of Chicago

James Chandler is the Barbara E. & Richard J. Franke Distinguished Service Professor, Director of the Franke Institute for the Humanities, and Co-Director, Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture at the University of Chicago.

Seamus Deane

Professor of English and Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies
The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies

Seamus Deane is Professor of English and Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies at the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies. He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy, a founding director of the Field Day Theatre Company, the general editor of the Penguin Joyce, and the author of several books

Ian Duncan

Professor of English at the University of California at Berkeley

Ian Duncan is Professor of English at the University of California at Berkeley

William Easterly

Professor of Economics
New York University

William Easterly is Professor of Economics at New York University and Co-director of the NYU Development Research Institute.

Stanley Fish

Professor of Humanities and Law
Florida International University

Stanley Fish is Professor of Humanities and Law at Florida International University, in Miami.