Visiting Speakers

Stuart Klawans

Film Critic
The Nation

The Nation's film critic Stuart Klawans is author of the books Film Follies: The Cinema Out of Order (a finalist for the 1999 National Book Critics Circle Awards) and Left in the Dark: Film Reviews and Essays, 1988-2001.

Bruno Latour

University Professor at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris
Sciences Po

Bruno Latour is a French sociologist of science and anthropologist and an influential theorist in the field of Science and Technology Studies.

Daphne Merkin

Critic, Essayist and Novelist

Daphne Merkin is the author of a novel, Enchantment, and a collection of essays, Dreaming of Hitler. She lives in New York City and is at work on a memoir, Melancholy Baby.

W.J.T.  Mitchell

Professor of English and Art History
University of Chicago

W. J. T. Mitchell is Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago. He is editor of the interdisciplinary journal, Critical Inquiry, a quarterly devoted to critical theory in the arts and human sciences. 

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.

Josiah Ober

Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis Professor in Honor of Constantine Mitsotakis
Professor of Classics, and Professor, by courtesy, of Philosophy
Stanford University

Josiah Ober, the Constantine Mitsotakis Chair in the School of Humanities and Sciences, specializes in the areas of ancient and modern political theory and historical institutionalism. He has a secondary appointment in the Department of Classics and a courtesy appointment in Philosophy. 

R.K.  Pachauri

UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Dr. R.K. Pachauri has chaired the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since 2002 and has been director general of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) since 2001.

Prabhat Patnaik

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

Prabhat Patnaik is one of India’s most eminent economists