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Thursday, May 5th, 2022
4:00pm 5:00pm
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William & Myrtle Harris Distinguished Lectureship in Science and Civilization

Engineering Fidelity: Early Radio and the Trautonium in Berlin in the 1920s and '30s
Myles W. Jackson, Ph.D., Ernst & Elisabeth Albers-Schönberg Professor in the History of Science, Institute for Advanced Study,
Tuesday, May 25th, 2021
12:00pm 1:15pm
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William & Myrtle Harris Distinguished Lectureship in Science and Civilization

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Fighting the First Wave
Peter Baldwin, Global Distinguished Professor, NYU; Professor of History, UCLA,
  • Public Event
Wednesday, April 14th, 2021
4:00pm 5:00pm
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William & Myrtle Harris Distinguished Lectureship in Science and Civilization

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Rich Rocks, the Climate Crisis, and the Tech Imperium
Sophia Kalantzakos, Visiting Fellow in the Research Institute for the History of Science and Technology (2020-2021), Caltech; Global Distinguished Professor in Environmental Studies and Public Policy, New York University,
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Thursday, November 12th, 2020
4:00pm 5:00pm
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William & Myrtle Harris Distinguished Lectureship in Science and Civilization

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Ideal and Illusion: The Rise and Fall of Nikola Tesla
W. Bernard Carlson, Joseph L. Vaughan Professor of Humanities; Chair, Engineering and Society Department; Professor of History, University of Virginia,
  • Public Event
Thursday, March 12th, 2020
8:00pm 9:00pm
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● POSTPONED: William & Myrtle Harris Distinguished Lectureship in Science and Civilization

This event has been postponed. Rescheduled date TBA.
W. Bernard Carlson, Joseph L. Vaughan Professor of Humanities; Chair, Engineering and Society Department; Professor of History, University of Virginia,
  • Public Event
Thursday, February 27th, 2020
5:00pm 6:00pm
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William & Myrtle Harris Distinguished Lectureship in Science and Civilization

Lies & Truth in the History of Science
Alberto A. Martínez, Associate Professor, Department of History, The University of Texas at Austin,
  • Public Event
Monday, May 20th, 2019
5:00pm 6:00pm
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William & Myrtle Harris Distinguished Lectureship in Science and Civilization

Leonardo da Vinci: History of the Earth and the Fate of Man
Paolo Galluzzi, Moore Distinguished Scholar, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Caltech; Historian of Science, Director of the Galileo Museum, Florence, Italy,
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Friday, December 7th, 2018
5:00pm 6:00pm
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William & Myrtle Harris Distinguished Lectureship in Science and Civilization

The Anatomy of Artificial Intelligence
Kate Crawford, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the AI Now Institute at NYU, Distinguished Research Professor at New York University, and a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research New York,
Thursday, May 17th, 2018
5:00pm 6:00pm
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William & Myrtle Harris Distinguished Lectureship in Science and Civilization

Science vs. Intuition: Why Scientific Ideas Elude the Human Mind
Andrew Shtulman, Associate Professor, Cognitive Science; Psychology, Occidental College,
Thursday, May 18th, 2017
4:00pm 6:00pm
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William & Myrtle Harris Distinguished Lectureship in Science and Civilization

Film Screening: "Containment," Intro and Q&A with the film's creators
Peter Galison, Joseph Pellegrino University Professor, Harvard University,
Robb Moss, Chair, Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University,
Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
8:00pm 9:00pm
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Harris Lecture: John P.A. Ioannidis

Empirical research on research and the reproducibility crisis
John P.A. Ioannidis, C.F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention, Professor of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University,
Thursday, May 21st, 2015
8:00pm 9:00pm
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William & Myrtle Harris Distinguished Lectureship in Science and Civilization

Alan Turing (1912-1954): an individual of the twentieth century
Andrew Hodges, Senior Research Fellow and Tutor, Mathematics, Wadham College, University of Oxford,
Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
4:00pm 5:00pm
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William & Myrtle Harris Distinguished Lectureship in Science and Civilization

The Knowledge Society as a Practical Utopia and its Hidden Impact on Higher Education
Liviu Matei, Provost and Pro-Rector; Professor in the Department of Public Policy , Central European University,
Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
4:00pm 6:00pm
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William & Myrtle Harris Distinguished Lectureship in Science and Civilization

Cars and Civilization
Jesse H. Ausubel, Rockefeller University; Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Vienna University of Technology and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis,
Monday, May 20th, 2013
4:00pm 5:00pm
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William and Myrtle Harris Seminar on Science and Civilization

Lost Languages: The Enigma of the World's Undeciphered Scripts
Andrew Robinson, Author and Journalist,
Monday, May 21st, 2012
4:00pm 5:00pm
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William & Myrtle Harris Distinguished Lectureship in Science and Civilization

Big Science, 19th Century Style: Terrestrial Physics and the British Quest for the South Magnetic Pole
Edward J. Larson, University Professor and Hugh & Hazel Darling Chair in Law, Pepperdine University,
Thursday, March 1st, 2012
4:00pm 5:00pm
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William & Myrtle Harris Distinguished Lectureship in Science and Civilization

Archaeologies of Performance: Ritual Movement through Greek Sacred Space
Joan Breton Connelly, Professor of Classics, Art History; Director, NYU Yeronisos Island Excavations, Cyprus, New York University,
Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
4:00pm 5:00pm
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William & Myrtle Harris Distinguished Lectureship in Science and Civilization

The Apples of Our Eyes: Art, Intellectual Property and American Fruits
Daniel J. Kevles, J. O. and Juliette Koepfli Professor of the Humanities, Emeritus, Caltech, and professor of history, Yale University,
Friday, November 12th, 2010
4:00pm 5:00pm
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William & Myrtle Harris Distinguished Lectureship in Science and Civilization

Walther Rathenau's Dilemma: Modernity and the Human Soul
Shulamit Volkov, professor of modern history, Tel Aviv University,
Friday, February 26th, 2010
4:00pm 5:00pm
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William & Myrtle Harris Distinguished Lectureship in Science and Civilization

Manufacturing Memories
Elizabeth Loftus, distinguished professor social ecology and professor of law and cognitive science, UC Irvine,
Friday, December 4th, 2009
4:00pm 5:00pm
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William & Myrtle Harris Distinguished Lectureship in Science and Civilization

Did Darwin Write the Origin of Species Backwards?
Elliott Sober, professor of philosophy, University of Wisconsin, Madison,
Monday, May 18th, 2009
4:00pm 5:00pm
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William & Myrtle Harris Distinguished Lectureship in Science and Civilization

The Religious Rise of Civilizations
Scott Atran, University of Michigan and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris ,
Friday, March 6th, 2009
4:00pm 5:00pm
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William & Myrtle Harris Distinguished Lectureship in Science and Civilization

From Professor to Crusader: Galileo Transformed by His Telescope
John L. Heilbron, professor emeritus of history and vice chancellor emeritus, UC Berkeley, honory fellow, Worcester College, Oxford,
Monday, May 5th, 2008
4:00pm 5:00pm
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William & Myrtle Harris Distinguished Lectureship in Science and Civilization

Commemorating Darwin: 1809, 1859, 2009
Janet Browne, Aramont Professor of the history of science, Harvard University,
Monday, May 14th, 2007
4:00pm 5:00pm
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William & Myrtle Harris Distinguished Lectureship in Science and Civilization

Robert Hooke in the Round: Ingenious Scientist, Newton's Nemesis, and a Most Disastrous Clerk
Lisa Jardine, professor of renaissance studies, Queen Mary University, London,