Visiting Speakers

Anush Kapadia

Lecturer on Social Studies
Harvard University

Anush Kapadia is a Lecturer on Social Studies at Harvard University. After an A.B. (summa cum laude) in Political Science from Amherst College (2000), he took a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Columbia University (2009) where his dissertation looked at the evolving political economy of financial market construction in post-reform India.

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan

Sarod Master and Composer
Indian Classical Music

Grammy nominated Ustad Amjad Ali Khan is a maestro without peer in Indian classical music.

Amaan Ali Khan

Sarod Master and Composer
Indian Classical Music

A young talent of the seventh generation in an unbroken chain of the Senia Bangash School, Amaan Ali Khan, is the eldest son and disciple of the Sarod Maestro Amjad Ali Khan and grandson of Haafiz Ali Khan.

Ayaan Ali Khan

Sarod Master and Composer
Indian Classical Music

Ayaan Ali Khan represents the seventh generation of a musical lineage known as the Senia Bangash School. The younger son and disciple of the Sarod Titan Amjad Ali Khan, Ayaan stepped into the world of music and the Sarod, at a very early age, with confidence, clarity, consistency and technical mastery that he learnt at his father's knee.

Jamaica Kincaid is a novelist, gardener, and former reporter for The New Yorker Magazine. 

Ethan Kleinberg

Associate Professor of History, Associate Professor of Letters, Director, Center for the Humanities
Wesleyan University

Ethan Kleinberg is an Associate Professor in the Department of History and College of Letters and the Director of the Center for the Humanities.

Hagar Kotef

Assistant Professor, Gender Studies
Bar Ilan University

Hagar Kotef is Assistant Professor, Gender Studies at  Bar Ilan University and an affiliate of the Minerva Humanities Center, Tel Aviv University. She works on political theory, specializing in feminist theory, early liberal philosophy, women’s activism and contemporary continental philosophy.

Dominick LaCapra

Bryce and Edith M. Bowmar Professor of Humanistic Studies
Cornell University

Dominick LaCapra began teaching in the History Department at Cornell in 1969 where he is currently Bryce and Edith M. Bowmar Professor of Humanistic Studies.  He also holds a joint appointment in the Department of Comparative Literature and is a member of the graduate field of Romance Studies and the program in Jewish Studies.