Visiting Speakers

Jeffrey L. Pasley

Associate Professor
University of Missouri

Jeff Pasely is an Associate Professor of history at the University of Missouri specializing in early U.S. history.

Robert G. Picard

Oxford University

Professor Robert G Picard is a world-leading specialist on media economics and government media policies. 

Thomas Piketty

Professor of Economics
Paris School of Economics

Thomas Piketty is Professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics. His distinctions include Le Monde's prize for Best Young Economist.

Darryl Pinckney

Poet, novelist, and essayist

Darryl Pinckney is a long time contributor to The New York Review of Books, and the author of a novel, High Cotton, and, in the Alain Locke Lecture Series, Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature.

Andrew Preston

Senior Lecturer in American History
University of Cambridge

Andrew Preston specializes in the history of American foreign relations, broadly defined, and examines the applications of American power abroad, primarily toward the nations and peoples of East and Southeast Asia since 1945.

Jacques Rancière

Professor Emeritus
Université de Paris

Jacques Rancière (b. 1940 in Algiers) is Professor Emeritus at the Université de Paris (St. Denis). Jacques Rancière is known for his sometimes remote position in contemporary French thought; operating from the humble motto that the cobbler and the university dean are equally intelligent, Jacques Rancière has freely compared the works of such known luminaries as Plato, Aristotle, Gilles Deleuze and others with relatively unknown thinkers like Joseph Jacototy and Gabriel Gauny.

David Ratzan

Core Lecturer in Classics
Columbia University

David Ratzan has degrees in Classics from Yale and Cambridge (Clare College), and completed his dissertation, “Contract Norms and Contract Enforcement in Graeco-Roman Egypt,” at Columbia in 2011 (supervised by Prof. Roger Bagnall), which he is now revising for publication.

Helena Rosenblatt

Professor of History
City University of New York

Helena Rosenblatt's research interests include European Intellectual History, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Benjamin Constant, Republicanism, Liberalism, Christian Thought, and Church/State Relations.