Visiting Speakers

Adam Phillips

Psychoanalyst and Essayist

Adam Phillips is a psychotherapist, literary critic and the author several well-known books, including On Kissing, Tickling and Being Bored, Going Sane, On Kindness and most recently, On Balance.

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.

Edward Rothstein

Critic-at-large
New York Times

Edward Rothstein is cultural critic-at-large for the New York Times.

Amartya Sen

Thomas W. Lamont University Professor
Harvard University

Amartya Sen is Thomas W. Lamont University Professor, and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, at Harvard University.

Glenda Sluga

Professor of International History
University of Sydney

Glenda Sluga is a professor of International History at the University of Sydney, having received her PhD at the University of Sussex in 1993. She has published widely on the cultural history of international relations, internationalism, the history of European nationalisms, sovereignty, identity, immigration and gender history. 

Anna Stilz

Assistant Professor
Princeton University

Assistant Professor Anna Stilz (Ph.D. Harvard, 2005) is a political theorist whose work focuses on the relation between democracy and citizen solidarity. 

Robert Travers

Associate Professor

Robert Travers is an Associate Professor of History at Cornell University, with a particular focus on the history of the British Empire in colonial India.

Richard Tuck

Professor of Government
Harvard University

Richard Tuck is Professor of Government at Harvard University.