Visiting Speakers

Orlando Patterson

John Cowles Professor of Sociology
Harvard University

Orlando Patterson, a historical and cultural sociologist, is John Cowles Professor of Sociology at Harvard University.

Adrienne Rich

Poet and Essayist

Poet and essayist Adrienne Rich was one of America’s foremost public intellectuals.

Tina Rosenberg, the winner of a MacArthur grant, is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine. Her last book, The Haunted Land, won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. She lives in New York City.

Sophia Rosenfeld

Professor of History
University of Virginia

Sophia Rosenfeld is Professor of History at the University of Virginia. She is the author of Common Sense: A Political History (Stanford, 2011) and A Revolution in Language: The Problem of Signs in Late Eighteenth-Century France (Harvard, 2001), among other titles.

Seraphim Seferiades

Associate Professor of Politics
Panteion University of Social and Political Science

Seraphim Seferiades is an Associate Professor of Politics at the Panteion University of Social and Political Science, Athens and Life Member in Politics and History at the University of Cambridge (CLH).

Maynard Solomon

Musicologist and Biographer

Maynard Solomon is a leading biographer and musicologist.

George Soros

Philanthropist, Financial Analyst, and Author
The Open Society Foundation

George Soros has been a prominent international supporter of democratic ideals and causes for more than 30 years.  His philanthropic organization, the Open Society Foundation, supports democracy and human rights in over 70 countries.

Sanjay Subrahmanyam

Professor and Doshi Chair of Indian History
UCLA

Sanjay Subrahmanyam is Professor and Doshi Chair of Indian History at UCLA.