Visiting Speakers

Susan Suleiman

C. Douglas Dillon Professor of the Civilization of France and Professor of Comparative Literature
Harvard University

Susan Suleiman is the C. Douglas Dillon Professor of the Civilization of France and professor of comparative literature at Harvard, where she has chaired the Department of Romance Languages & Literatures and the Department of Comparative Literature.

Jomo Kwame Sundaram

Former Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Jomo K S (Jomo Kwame Sundaram) was Professor in the Applied Economics Department, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, until August 2004.

Eric Sundquist

Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities
Johns Hopkins University

Eric J. Sundquist teaches courses in American literature and culture, with special interests in African American literature, Jewish American literature, and the literature of the Holocaust.

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.

Kenneth Warren

Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor
University of Chicago

Kenneth Warren is the Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor and faculty member in the Department of English, Committee on African & African-American Studies, Committee on Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities, and the Committee on the History of Culture.

Blair Worden

Research Professor in History
University of London

Blair Worden is a British historian, among the leading authorities on the period of the English Civil War and on relations between literature and history more generally in the early modern period.

Sitaram Yechury

Parliamentary Group Leader
Communist Party of India

Sitaram Yechury is currently a member of the Polit Bureau, Head of the International Department and Editor of the CPI(M) Central Weekly, Peoples' Democracy. He is a member of the Rajya Sabha (Upper House of the Indian Parliament) and leader of the CPI(M) Group in Parliament.

Justin Yifu Lin

Former Chief Economist and Senior Vice President
World Bank

Justin Yifu Lin is the former World Bank Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, Development Economics.