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Upcoming Lecturers


Michael Ignatieff
Professor in the Munk School of Global Affairs, The University of Toronto

“On Partisanship: Enemies and Adversaries in Politics”

Lecture: Monday, October 15, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
Stanford Humanities Center
424 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford University

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Past Lecturers

WINTER 2012
Helen Vendler

SPRING 2011
Leon Botstein

WINTER 2011
Judith Jamison

FALL 2010
Robert Putnam

SPRING 2010
Mary Robinson

FALL 2009
André Aciman

SPRING 2009
James McPherson

WINTER 2009
Daniel Dennett

FALL 2008
Robert Wilson

Seyla Benhabib

SPRING 2008
Marina Warner

WINTER 2008
Richard Taruskin

FALL 2007
Simon Schama

SPRING 2007
Joan W. Scott

WINTER 2007
Partha Chatterjee
This lecture was rescheduled as part of the November, 2007 conference
Ethnicity in Today's Europe

FALL 2006
Talal Asad

SPRING 2006
Amy Gutmann

WINTER 2006
Douglas Hofstadter

FALL 2005
Lani Guinier

SPRING 2005
Carolyn Abbate

WINTER 2005
Merce Cunningham

FALL 2004
Kwame Anthony Appiah

SPRING 2004
Isabel Allende
Wendy Doniger

FALL 2003
Hazel Carby

SPRING 2003
Bruno Latour

WINTER 2002-2003
Peter Brown
Maya Lin
   This lecture was cancelled; however, the lecture website is available.

SPRING 2002
Lynn Hunt

WINTER 2001-2002

Elaine Scarry

WINTER 2000-2001
Gayatri Spivak

FALL 2000
Roger Chartier

SPRING 2000
Wolfgang Iser

WINTER 1999-2000
Marjorie Garber
Homi Bhabha


FALL 1999
Pina Bausch
Svetlana Alpers
Bei Dao

SPRING 1999
Jacques Derrida
Stefan Maul

WINTER 1998-99
Fredric Jameson
Beatriz Sarlo
Alexander Nehamas

FALL 1998
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Stephen Jay Gould
Karl Heinz Bohrer
Wole Soyinka

SPRING 1998
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Peter Eisenman
Hélène Cixous
Harold Bloom



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