Visiting Speakers

Jennifer Cole

Professor, Department of Comparative Human Development
University of Chicago

Jennifer Cole is a social and cultural anthropologist whose work examines how personal change and individual development shape, and are shaped by, broader political, economic and cultural transformations: the unruly terrain where person and history meet.

Lorraine Daston

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Lorraine Daston has published on a wide range of topics in the history of science, including the history of probability and statistics, wonders in early modern science, the emergence of the scientific fact, scientific models, objects of scientific inquiry, the moral authority of nature, and the history of scientific objectivity. She is the Director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin.

Maria DiBattista

Professor of English
Princeton University

Maria DiBattista specializes in twentieth century literature and film, the European novel, and narrative theory.

John M. Doris

Professor of Philosophy
Washington University

John M. Doris is Professor in the Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology Program and Philosophy Department, Washington University in St. Louis.

Gerald Edelman

Chairman of the Department of Neurobiology
The Scripps Research Institute

Gerald Edelman is the founder and Director of The Neurosciences Institute and Chairman of the Department of Neurobiology at The Scripps Research Institute.

Nuruddin Farah

Author and Lecturer
The European Graduate School

Nuruddin Farah is a prominent Somalian writer and Assistant Lecturer at The European Graduate School.

Ethan Greenbaum is a New York based artist. Selected exhibition venues include KANSAS, New York; Derek Eller Gallery, New York; Hauser and Wirth, New York; Marlborough Chelsea, New York, Higher Pictures, New York; Marianne Boesky, New York, Circus Gallery, Los Angeles; Steve Turner, Los Angeles; The Suburban, Chicago; Michael Jon & Alan, Miami, The Aldrich Museum, Connecticut; and Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City. His work has been discussed in The New York Times, Modern Painters, Artforum, BOMB Magazine, ArtReview and Interview Magazine, among others.  Greenbaum is the recipient of Dieu Donne’s Workspace Residency, LMCC’s Workspace Program, The Robert Blackburn SIP Fellowship, The Socrates EAF Fellowship, The Edward Albee Foundation Residency and The Barry Schactman Painting Prize. He received an MFA in Painting from Yale School of Art. Recent projects include a solo presentation with Lyles & King at the 2017 Armory Show and exhibitions at Stems Gallery, Brussels and Galerie Pact, Paris. Forthcoming projects include and a solo exhibition with Super Dakota, Brussels and a solo exhibition with Lyles & King, New York.

Samuel Moyn

Professor of Law
Harvard University

Samuel Moyn is professor of law and history at Harvard University. He earned a doctorate in modern European history from the University of California-Berkeley in 2000 and a law degree from Harvard Law School in 2001.