Speaker, Professor Emily Carter, Department of Engineering; Director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton University
Andrew Solomon is a writer of remarkable talent and intellect. His lectures explore the subjects of politics, culture and psychology with extraordinary humanity. His latest work, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children & the Search for Identity, is an examination of the means by which families accommodate children with physical, mental and social disabilities and how these unusual situations can be invested with love.
Speaker, Dr. Clayton Myers, Associate Research Physicist, PPPL
American cities underwent seismic transformations in the 1960s and 1970s, from shifting demographics and political protests to reshaping through highways and urban renewal. Amid this climate of upheaval, photographers, architects, activists, performance artists, and filmmakers turned conditions of crisis into sites for civic discourse and artistic expression. A collaboration between the Art Institute of Chicago and the Princeton University Art Museum, The City Lost and Found explores photographic and cinematic responses to the changing fabric of New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles that contributed to a reconsideration of cities in popular media and urban policy during this period. This exhibition and publication raise timely questions about the role of art within the social, political, and physical landscape of cities.
Speaker, Professor Paul Steinhardt, Department of Physics; Director, Princeton Center for Theoretical Science, Princeton University