At our lecture-style events, speakers give engaging talks, with opportunities for Q&A and discussion. We can't wait to learn with you!
Today, images of Frida Kahlo are ubiquitous in mainstream culture. But in her time, Kahlo was a rebel who challenged the status quo with her paintings and her life. Join renowned literature professor and novelist Dr. Barbara Mujica for a two-part talk on the captivating life and art of Frida Kahlo.
Over the past 40 years, Black women activists have built the womanist movement to advocate for the rights of all people. The inspirational Reverend Dr. Fry Brown will highlight the work of several womanist activists, from public figures to ordinary people committed to making change, and demonstrate how their actions illustrate the ideals of womanism.
What we view as commonplace seasonings like pepper and cinnamon were once the most luxurious items known to humans. Join award-winning Cornell University Professor Eric Tagliacozzo for this talk about humanity's millennials-long yearning for the spices of Asia.
Join Dr. Cynthia Neal Spence, award-winning sociology professor and director of the Spelman College Social Justice Fellows Program, for this two-part lecture examining the history of race and the criminal justice system.
Take a tour of the most intriguing future “tourist destinations” among the planets and moons in our cosmic neighborhood. Our stops include Venus, the Mount Olympus volcano on Mars, and Saturn's "Cold Faithful" and more!
Over two lectures, renowned computer science professor Michael Littman will share the major ways in which humans endow computers with their intended autonomous behaviors. If you understand how computers are told, trained, and taught what to do, you will be a savvier consumer and more adept at convincing the machines to do what you want them to do.
Join acclaimed novelist Andrew Ridker for a fascinating talk and discussion on the past, present, and future of Jewish American literature, including how Jewish American literature responds to and shapes the ever-changing role of Jews in America.
Dr. Steve Chamow is back by popular demand for an extended conversation on COVID-19 drug discovery. Join us to learn more about the availability of technologies for therapeutics and vaccines and opportunities to shorten the timeline of clinical drug development.
The solution space for climate change isn’t only about stopping emissions. It’s also about coping with the consequences in our local communities. Conservation scientist Lauren Oakes will discuss two responses to climate change —adaptation vs. mitigation — and what we can do to help.
The current pandemic is affecting our lives in ways we never expected, and scientists around the globe are working to stop its spread. In this timely talk with Dr. Steve Chamow, we'll learn about what it will take for drug companies to mitigate the impact of coronavirus.
How do we talk candidly and sensitively about mental health during a pandemic (and beyond)? Dan Berstein draws on his professional training as a mediator, academic background in mental health, and personal experience living with bipolar disorder to help us navigate this critical topic.
Self-driving cars are in the news and on the roads, but how do they actually work? Industry veteran Ophir Samson will fill us in and engage us in a fascinating discussion about how autonomous vehicles will change our day-to-day lives.
Historian Janet Golden believes babies have shaped many aspects of modern life, including medicine, government, consumer culture, and economics. Recommended for anyone who has ever been a baby!
How have Americans and their leaders responded in times of crisis throughout our history? Join acclaimed Stanford historian Al Camarillo for this timely discussion.
Oxford English professor Merve Emre explains the bizarre origins of personality testing and explores why these tests continue to intrigue us.
Like industries on earth, the space industry also generates waste. Join science historian and space junk expert Lisa Ruth Rand to explore how space junk became a threat and to discuss the challenges faced by those who wish to fix the problem.
We're eager to learn from drug development expert Dr. Steve Chamow about what it will take to make drugs to treat COVID-19.
Most drugs prescribed today have only been tested on white men. Don't miss this opportunity to talk with esteemed Stanford Pediatrics Professor Dr. Iris Litt about how this affects patients and what can be done.
Spend the evening learning about human rights activism in the Arab world with law professor and historian Catherine Baylin Duryea.
Medical writer Dr. Randi Hutter Epstein takes us on a fascinating journey into the history of hormones and the outsized role they play in our lives. Randi has an MD and MPH and teaches writing at Yale and Columbia.
Learn how scientists design and construct biological systems to do everything from edit the genome to make better dye for blue jeans.