Princeton University Public Lectures Series

Stafford Little Lectures
Name Affiliation Date Title
Mark Juergensmeyer University of California, Santa Barbara 2/21, 22, 23, 2006 God and War: The Odd Appeal of War, Are We at War?, and What Does God Have to Do with It?
Seymour Hersh Investigative journalist, the New Yorker 11/30/05 The War in Iraq: Bush's Democracy and the Real Thing
Bob Herbert Op-ed columnist, New York Times 11/8/05 The Consequences of Incompetence: The All-Too-Human Costs of Poor Decision-making by People in High Places
James Fallows National correspondent, Atlantic Monthly 9/27/05 After Iraq: What's Ahead for America
Cesar Pelli Cesar Pelli and Associates 3/24/04 The Public in Architecture
Daniel Libeskind Studio Daniel Libeskind 2/24/04 Building Places from Memories:
Vera Rubin Carnegie Institution of Washington 12/4/03 Telling Stories about the Universe
Ariel Dorfman Duke University 10/08/02 Who are the real barbarians: A Latin-American Perspective
Michael Graves Architect 4/22/02 Telling Stories
Frank O. Gehry Architect 3/06/02 Current and Recent Work
Claude Steele Stanford University 3/8/01 How stereotypes can shape intellectual performance and identity
George Fredrickson Stanford University 4/25-27/00 Difference and Power: The Historical Construction of Racism
Alan Blinder Princeton University 10/13/99 Life Imitates Art: How the Economy Came to Resemble the Economists' Model
Paul Muldoon Princeton University 4/19/99 Poetry Reading
Ingrid Daubechies Princeton University 3/4/99 Surfing the Wavelets
Marcus Raichle Washington Univ School Medicine 12/2/98 Searching for New Images of the Mind
Persi Diaconis Stanford University 11/19/98 On Coincidences
Ann McLaren Welcome, CRC Institute, UK 10/28/98 Panelist: Cloning Discussion
Bonnie Steinbock SUNY Albany 10/28/98 Panelist: Cloning Discussion
John Robertson University of Texas Law School 10/28/98 Panelist: Cloning Discussion
Harold Shapiro Princeton University 10/28/98 Panel Chair: Cloning Discussion
Lee Silver Princeton University 10/28/98 Panelist: Cloning Discussion
Lori Andrews Chicago-Kent College of Law 10/27/98 Mom, Dad, Clone: Why we Shouldn't Create Children through Cloning
Simon Schama Harvard University 4/15/93 The Tradition of the Sacred Mountain
John Swahili The Nature Conservancy 3/8/93 The Canary in the Coal Mine: Why Biodiversity Matters and What We Can Do About It
Henry Horn Princeton University 2/15/93 Princeton's Woodlands
Peter Coney University of Arizona 4/1/92 Geology in the New World
John Hebert Library of Congress 3/1/92 Navigating Through Uncharted Waters: The Challenges of the Columbian Quincentenary
Ida Altman William Patterson College 3/1/92 Migration and Making of America
David Quint Yale University 3/1/92 European Encounter with a ""New"" World
Stanley Katz American Council of Learned Societies 11/14/91 Plight of the Humanities in the United States
John Elliott Oxford University 10/3/91  
David Billington Princeton University 2/21/91 Science Technology A Teachers Experiment
Marvin Harris   1985-1986 The Origin of Social Stratification and the State
Kenneth E. Boulding     1985-1986 Is There a Power of Love
Russell Hardin   1985-1986 The Social Evolution of Cooperation
Claude Ryan    4/11/85 The Position of Quebec on Patriation
Peter H. Russell   3/7/85 An Overview of Canadian Constitutional Developments from 1867
Roy Pomanow   3/28/85 The Position of the Provincial Government Patriation
Jean Chretien   1984-1985 The Position of the Federal Government on Patriation
Brian Dickson   1984-1985 The Charters of Rights and Freedoms and its Interpretation by the Courts
Paul Ehrlich   5/7/84 The Cold and the Dard: The Ecology of Nuclear War
John Darnton The New York Times 4/30/84 Spain and Poland: Two Countries in Search of Democracy
Kenneth Auletta   11/4/83 The Underclass
Alice M. Rivlin U.S. Congress 4/19/83 The Economy and the Budget
Robert M. Solow MIT 4/7/83 The Feds and the Fed: Why is Economic Policy so Bad
Stanton Wheeler Yale University 4/1/82 The Experience of Sport
Arthur Ashe U.S. Davis Cup Team 3/31/82 Black Athletes, Black Colleges and Sports
Donna A. Lopiano University of Texas 2/4/82 Power Politics: Methods of Controlling the Growth and Influence of Women's Intercollegiate Athletics
Drew A. Hyland Trinity College 2/24/82 Playing Dangerously: Reflections on Risk Taking in Sport
Roger Angell The New Yorker 2/16/82 Baseball: A Losing Game
Natalie Z. Davis Princeton University 4/21/81 Can Knowledge Be Sold
Franz Rosenthal Yale University 2/26/81 On Publishing in Medieval Islan
Anthony F. C. Wallace University of Pennsylvania 2/25/81 The New Atlantis: English and American Society and Technology in the Early Industrial Revolution
Amin Saikal   1979-1980 The Shah's Dictatorship
David Brower    4/18/79 Progress As If Survival Mattered
Ben Shedd   11/8/78 Flight of the Gossamer Condor
Robert Coales   2/15/78 Ethical Development of Children
Andre Vozneshensky Russian poet 1977-1978 An Evening with Andre Vozneshensky
Edward Abbey Author of Desert Solitaire 1971-1972 The Modern Battle of the Wilderness
Gunnar Myrdal Author of An American Dilemma 1969-1970 The Racial Crises in the United States in Historical Perspective
Pierre Aigrain French Minister of Higher Education 1968-1969 The Educational Gap in France and Its Technological Consequences
Carl Kaysen Institute for Advanced Study 1967-1968 Higher Learning, the Universities and the Public
James A. Perkins Cornell University 11/2/65 The University in Transition
James E. Webb NASA 11/28/65 Reflections on Government Service
Lord Robbins London School of Economics 3/19/64 The Robbins Report
Thurgood Marshall United States Court of Appeals 1963-1964 The Constitutional Rights of the Negro
Golda Meir   12/12/63 Some Aspects of Israel's Foreign Policy
Edgar Salin University of Basel 11/4/63 Political and Sociological Aspects of the Common Market
James Callaghan Labour member of Parliament 5/9/63 The Economic Policies of the Labour Party
John W. Gassner Yale University 3/28/63 Lope de Vega and the modern Theatre
David E. Lilienthal Chairman, Development and Resources Corporation 2/11/63 Change Hope and the Bomb
Fritz Erler German Social Democrat 1961-1962 Modern Germany or the Berlin Situation
Eugene Black International Bank for Reconstruction and Development 5/7/61 Ventures in World Order
Raymond Vernon Harvard University 1960-1961 Myth and Reality in the Problems of Urbanization
Paul Hoffman United Nations Special Fund 1959-1960 Two Billion People Operation Breakthrough
Harold W. Dodds Princeton University 1958-1959 The Governance of Universities
Adolf A. Berle, Jr.   1957-1958 Capitalism and the Reorientation of Economic Power
James B. Conant Ambassador to Western Germany 1956-1957 Three Ways of Thinking
Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker Edwards Professor 1955-1956 Wilson as a Political Leader
Denis William Brogan Cambridge University 1955-1956 Wilson, the American Figure Wilson, the World Figure
Edward Samuel Corwin McCormick 1955-1956 Wilson and the Presidency
Gerald White Johnson Newspaperman and author 1955-1956 Wilson, the Man
Rajkumari Amrit Kaur Minister for Health, India 1955-1956 Problems Facing India Today
Kasim Gulek People's Republican Party of Turkey 1954-1955 Turkey's Role in the Defense of the Middle East
George F. Kennan State Department Language School 1953-1954 Basic Factors in America's Foreign Relations
B. H. Liddell Hart Writer 1952-1953 Problems of Europe's Defence
Steven Runciman Trinity College 1952-1953 The Crusades and the Native Christians of the East
Charles Webster London School of Economics 1952-1953 Fundamentals of British Foreign Policy in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Gerhard Ritter University of Freiburg 1952-1953 The Meaning of Luther Today
Theodore Gregory Bank of Greece 1952-1953 Economics and Administration in the Underdeveloped World
John Berryman   1952-1953 Homage to Mistress Bradstreet
Aubrey S. Eban Ambassador to the U.S. from Israel 1952-1953 Israel and the Near East
Zachariah Matthews South African College 1952-1953 World Implications of Racial Tension in South Africa
Frank Pace, Jr. Secretary of the Army 1951-1952 Public Service: Present and Future
Henry F. Grady former Ambassador to Iran 1951-1952 United States Policy in the Near East
Ales Bebler Yugoslav delegate to United Nations 1951-1952 Yugoslavia and East-West Relations
James William Coldwell Canadian Parliament 1950-1951 Planning for Security with Freedom
Elmer Davis American Broadcasting Company 1950-1951 Congress and Foreign Policy
Hans Kelsen University of California 1950-1951 Planning for Peace: The Acheson Plan and the United Nations
George F. Kennan Institute for Advanced Study 1950-1951 World War II
George C. Marshall   1949-1950 Educational Techniques
Pieter Geyl Institute for Advanced Study 1949-1950 The Modern State and National History
Andre Siegfried Academie Francaise 1949-1950 An Approach to an Understanding of Modern France
Ralph J. Bunche United Nations 1949-1950 The Objectives and Methods of the United Nations The Peaceful Settlement of Disputes The Foundations for Peace
Jerome N. Frank U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals 1948-1949 Judicial Injustice
Francis Williams U.N. Commission on Freedom of Information 1948-1949 British Socialism: The Third Way
Philip M. Hauser University of Chicago 1947-1948 The Changing Population Pattern of the Modern City
Henry S. Churchill Churchill-Fulmer Associates 1947-1948 Time, Space, and the City's Physical Readjustment
Homer Hoyt Homer Hoyt Associates 1947-1948 The Economic Theory of Urban Expansion
Joseph D. McGoldrick McGoldrick and Baldwin 1947-1948 Governmental Problems of Urban Decentralization
Ansley J. Coale Princeton University 1947-1948 The Defense of Cities in Aerial Warfare
Friedrich A. von Hayek London School of Economics 1945-1946 The Meaning of Competition
Malcolm Hailey Colonial Research Advisory Committee of the British Colonial Office 1942-1943 The Future of Colonial Peoples
Alva Myrdal Director of the Social Pedagogiska Seminariet in Stockholm 1941-1942 Human Resources-Waste or Planning
Jacob Viner University of Chicago 1941-1942 Economic Planning
Sumner H. Slichter Harvard University 1941-1942 The Revolution in the Labor Market
Peter H. Odegard Amherst College 1941-1942 Propaganda and Public Opinion
Edward Mead Earle Princeton University 1940-1941 The Impact of Totalitarianism on the United States
Calvin B. Hoover Duke University 1940-1941 The Impact of Totalitarianism on the United States
T. V. Smith University of Chicago 1940-1941 The Impact of Totalitarianism on the United States
Merle Curti Columbia University 1940-1941 The Impact of Totalitarianism on the United States
Reinhold Niebuhr Union Theological Seminary, New York City 1940-1941 The Impact of Totalitarianism on the United States
Robert Moses Park Commissioner of New York City 1939-1940 The American Community of Tomorrow
Max Lerner Williams College 1939-1940 Some American Progressives
George M. Harrison Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks 1938-1939 The Place of a Labor Movement in American Democracy
Chester I. Barnard New Jersey Bell Telephone Company 1938-1939 The Problem of Executive Leadership in a Democracy
Frank Albert Fetter Princeton University 1938-1939 Democracy and Monopoly
George H. Gallup American Institute of Public Opinion 1938-1939 Public Opinion in a Democracy
Oscar Halecki University of Warsaw 1938-1939 Political Problems of Contemporary Poland
Robert Frost   1937-1938 The Poet's Next of Kin in a College
Abbe Ernest Dimnet   1937-1938 Are the French Artists, or Was Coleridge Right?
Theodore Komisarjevsky Moscow Academy of Drama and Music 1937-1938 The Theatre in Russia
Gunnar Asplund Stockholm Institute of Technology 1937-1938 Swedish Architecture Since 1920; Its Problems and Trends
Robert S. Lynd Columbia University 1937-1938 American Culture and the Scoial Sciences
G. Levi Della Vida Vatican library 1937-1938 Arabic Literature and Its Influence Upon the Medieval Christian Civilization
Adolph Goldschmidt   1936-1937 The Illustration of Fables in Medieval Manuscripts
Homero Seris Centro de Estudios Historicos, Madrid 1936-1937 Experiences in War-Time Spain
William J. Henderson New York Sun 1936-1937 Musical Criticism in the Daily Newspaper
Frank B. Jewett Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc. 1936-1937 An Engineer Looks at the Social Implications of Science
Lin Yutang   1936-1937 The Reasonable Spirit
Richard P. McKeon University of Chicago 1936-1937 The Place of the Humanities in Contemporary Culture
D. Nichol Smith Oxford University 1936-1937 Robert Burns
E. T. Bell California Institute of Technology 1936-1937 Mathematics and Men
Edward S. Robinson Yale University 1935-1936 Psychology and the Law
Douglas S. Freeman Richmond News Leader 1935-1936 The Newspaper in the Modern World
Paul J. Tillich Union Theological Seminary 1935-1936 Religious Interpretation of History
John Foster Dulles Authority on Foreign Affairs 1935-1936 Peaceful Change Within the Society of Nations
Everett Dean Martin   1934-1935 The Dilemma of Liberalism in the World Today
Harvey Fletcher   1934-1935 Scientific Aspects of Speech
George Antonius Institute of Current World Affairs, Jerusalem 1934-1935 The Expansion of Arab Nationalism
Frelix Frankfurter Harvard University 1934-1935 The Relation of the States to the Central Government
Arthur Krock New York Times 1933-1934 The Recovery Effort to Date-an Appraisal
Henry J. Allen U.S. Senator from Kansas 1933-1934 The New Deal and the Old Problems
Leo Wolman   1933-1934 Recent Changes in the Status of Labor
Arnold Schoenberg   1933-1934 My Method of Composing with Twelve Tones
John Dickinson Assistant Secretary of Commerce 1933-1934 Statesmanship, Recovery and Reform
Henry L. Stimson Former Secretary of State 1933-1934 Democracy and Nationalism in Europe
John A. Lomax University of Texas 1932-1933 Songs of the Cowboy
Oliver St. John Gogarty Irish poet and editor 1932-1933 Incredible Culture
E. Lipson Oxford University 1932-1933 Nineteenth Century Developments in the Field of English Labor
Willaim Beebe New York Zoological Society 1932-1933 Four Hundred Fathoms Down
Frederick Whyte Political Adviser to Chinese Government 1932-1933 The Crisis in the Far East
Lewis Mumford Regional Planning Association of America 1932-1933 The New City
Otto Kinkeldey Cornell University 1932-1933 The Predecessors of the Modern Orchestra
Virgin Jordan   1932-1933 Tendencies of Industrial Civilization
Sigmund Spaeth   1932-1933 The Popular Song, an Index to American Life
Samuel Seabury   1932-1933 The American City
James Weldon Johnson Author and Educator 1932-1933 Negro Creative Art
Bronislaw Malinowski University of London 1932-1933 The Role of Anthropology in Modern Civilization
Winthrop M. Daniels Interstate Commerce Commission 1931-1932 The Railroads
John W. Davis   1928-1929 Party Government in the United States
Charles Evans Hughes   1927-1928 Our Relations to the Nations of the Western Hemisphere
Charles Warren former Assistant Attorney General of the United States 1923-1924 The Supreme Court and the Sovereigh States
James Bryce   1921-1922 The State, the Church and Public Opinion
Albert Einstein Princeton University 1920-1921 The Meaning of Relativity
Theodore E. Burton Merchants National Bank, New York City 1918-1919 Modern Political Tendencies
Theodore Roosevelt   1917-1918 National Strength and International Duty
George W. Goethals   1914-1915 Government of the Canal Zone
Jacob Gould Schurman Cornell University 1913-1914 The Balkan Situation
Elihu Root   1912-1913 Experiments in Government
Joseph H. Choate   1911-1912 The Two Hague Conferences
George Brinton mc Clellan Princeton University 1908-1911  
Grover Cleveland   1899-1908 The Independence of the Executive
Jospeh P. Harris University of California   Congressional Investigation of Federal Administration: Uses and Abuses
Lester B. Pearson Secretary of State-Canada   Democracy in World Politics
Arthur S. Link Institute for Advanced Study   Woodrow Wilson as Political Leader
Jospeh P. Harris University of California   Congressional Investigation of Federal Administration: Uses and Abuses
Lester B. Pearson Secretary of State-Canada   Democracy in World Politics
Arthur S. Link Institute for Advanced Study   Woodrow Wilson as Political Leader
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