Visiting Speakers

Peter Galison

Joseph Pellegrino University Professor
Director, Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments
Harvard University

Peter Galison is a Harvard professor of the history of science and of physics, author of several books about twentieth century physics, and winner of the the Max Planck Prize given by the Max Planck Gesellschaft and Humboldt Stiftung.

Catherine Gallagher

Eggers Professor of English Literature
University of California, Berkeley

Catherine Gallagher is the Eggers Professor of English Literature and has taught at Berkeley since 1980. Her teaching and research focus on the British novel and cultural history in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Jayati Ghosh

Professor of Economics
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Jayati Ghosh is a distinguished and extraordinarily prolific economist and professor whose many interests include globalization, international finance, employment patterns in developing countries, macroeconomic policy, and issues related to gender and development. 

Matthew Goldstein

Chancellor
The City University of New York

Matthew Goldstein has served as chancellor of The City University of New York (CUNY) since September 1999. He is the first CUNY graduate to lead the nation's most prominent urban public university, which comprises 24 colleges and professional schools throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

Anthony Grafton

Henry Putnam University Professor of History
Princeton University

Professor Grafton’s special interests lie in the cultural history of Renaissance Europe, the history of books and readers, the history of scholarship and education in the West from Antiquity to the 19th century, and the history of science from Antiquity to the Renaissance.

David Harvey

Distinguished Professor
City University of New York

David Harvey is a Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), Director of The Center for Place, Culture and Politics, and author of numerous books. 

David Ignatius

Columnist and Novelist
Washington Post

David Ignatius, a prize-winning columnist for the Washington Post, has been covering the Middle East and the CIA for more than twenty-five years. His novels include Agents of Innocence, Body of Lies, and The Increment

Arjun Jayadev

Assistant Professor of Economics, College of Liberal Arts
University of Massachusetts Boston

Arjun Jayadev is an Assistant Professor of Economics in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Massachusetts Boston. His areas of expertise are international economics, economics of distribution, development, political economy, macroeconomic dynamics, and economics of power.