2017-18 ESF Plenary Lectures

9/29     “Introduction to ESF” by All Seminar Leaders

10/6     “Using Economics to Answer Your Questions about Education, and Why the Liberal Arts Are Foundational to This Project” by Caroline Hoxby, Scott and Donya Bommer Professor in Economics, Stanford.

10/13   “The Mind in Love: Reflections on the Universe” by Robert Harrison, Rosina Pierotti Professor in Italian Literature, Stanford.

10/20   “Rigorous and Precise Thinking, Liberal Education, and the Rise of Silicon Valley” by Ravi Vakil, Professor of Mathematics, Stanford.

10/27   Lecture by Ian Morris, Jean and Rebecca Willard Professor of Classics, Stanford.

11/3     “Tear Down This Wall” by Peter Robinson, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution.

11/10   “Empathy” by Jane Shaw, Dean for Religious Life and Professor of Religious Studies, Stanford.

11/17   “Why Myth Matters” by Joshua Billings, Assistant Professor of Classics, Princeton.

12/1     Lecture by Ken Taylor, Henry Waldgrave Stuart Professor of Philosophy, Stanford.

12/8     No lecture: work on your final papers!