Visiting Speakers

Christiana Olfert

Assistant Professor
Tufts University

Christiana Olfert grew up on the prairie near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Somewhat of an intellectual tourist, her first degree took her to Mount Allison University in the cozy maritime town of Sackville, New Brunswick, where she graduated with a B.A. (first class honours) in philosophy

Julie Orringer is the author of The Invisible Bridge, a novel (Knopf, 2010), and How to Breathe Underwater, a short story collection (Knopf, 2003).

Prabhat Patnaik

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

Prabhat Patnaik is one of India’s most eminent economists

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.

Gianna Pomata

Institute of the History of Medicine

The Johns Hopkins University

Gianna Pomata is a professor at the Institute of the History of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University.

Robert Post

Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law
Yale Law School

Robert Post is Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law and Dean at Yale Law School.

Christof Rapp

Academic Director
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Professor Christof Rapp studied philosophy, ancient Greek, logic and philosophy of science in Tübingen and Munich. He obtained his doctorate at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich in 1993 and his post-doctoral lecturing qualification ("Habilitation") at the University of Tübingen in 2000

David Ratzan

Core Lecturer in Classics
Columbia University

David Ratzan has degrees in Classics from Yale and Cambridge (Clare College), and completed his dissertation, “Contract Norms and Contract Enforcement in Graeco-Roman Egypt,” at Columbia in 2011 (supervised by Prof. Roger Bagnall), which he is now revising for publication.