Visiting Speakers

Prabhat Patnaik

Professor Emeritus, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning
Jawaharlal Nehru University

Prabhat Patnaik is one of India’s most eminent economists

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.

J.G.A. Pocock

Harry C. Black Professor of History, Emeritus
Johns Hopkins University

J.G.A. Pocock is a historian of political thought, especially known for his contributions to the history of political discourse.

Matthew Rendall

Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Nottingham

Matthew Rendall is Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham, and holds a PhD in Political Science from Columbia University.

Noliwe Rooks

Associate Professor in Africana Studies and Feminist, Gender, Sexuality Studies
Cornell University

Noliwe Rooks is an associate professor in Africana Studies and Feminist, Gender, Sexuality Studies at Cornell University. An interdisciplinary scholar, she works on the racial implications of beauty, fashion and adornment; racial inequality in education; race, migration and urbanization and Black women's studies.

Oliver Sacks

Author and Neurologist
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Oliver Sacks is clinical professor of neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Elizabeth S. Spelke

Professor of Psychology
Harvard University

Elizabeth S. Spelke is a Professor of Psychology at Harvard University and Co-Director of the Mind, Brain, and Behavior Initiative.

Art Spiegelman

Artist and Writer

Art Spiegelman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning artist and illustrator, author of MAUS, In the Shadow of No Towers, and Breakdowns.