Visiting Speakers

Craig Calhoun

Director
Social Science Research Council

Craig Calhoun has served as the president of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) since 1999. He also holds the title of University Professor of the Social Sciences at New York University and is the founding director of NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge.

Noam Chomsky

Institute Professor of Linguistics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Noam Chomsky is a US political theorist and activist, and Institute Professor of Linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Alexander Cockburn

Journalist and Author

Alexander Cockburn is a radical journalist and author.

John Dunn

Emeritus Professor of Political Theory
Kings College Cambridge

John Dunn is a Fellow of King's College and Professor of Political Theory at the University of Cambridge.

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.

Bryan Garsten

Professor of Political Science
Yale University

Bryan Garsten's research interests include political rhetoric, deliberation, trust and anger, practical judgment, representative government, and liberal understandings of religion.

Carlo Ginzburg

Franklin D. Murphy Professor of Italian Renaissance Studies
University of California, Los Angeles

Carlo Ginzburg is a noted historian and proponent of the field of microhistory. 

Janelle Greenberg

Professor of History
University of Pittsburgh

Janelle Greenberg is a Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh.