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2004-2005 Spring Semester
Kathleen Sullivan, Stanford University
Walter E. Edge Lecture
February 9, 2005
The Constitution and Emergency
Alex Filippenko, University of California, Berkeley
J. Edward Farnum Lectures and Princeton University Press
February 23, 2005 (7:30 pm)
Catastrophic Stellar Explosions: Celestial Fireworks
February 24, 2005 (7:30 pm)
Enigmatic Gamma-Ray Bursts: Birth Cries of Black Holes
February 25, 2005 (7:30 pm)
Einstein's Biggest Blunder? The Case for Cosmic "Antigravity"
Claudia Johnson, Princeton University
President's Lecture
March 3, 2005 (4:30 pm in Friend Auditorium 101)
Jane Austen and War
Cosponsored by the Spencer Trask Lectures and the Program in the Study of Women and Gender: Symposium on Women Art and Politics in the 20th Century
April 1, 2005 (James Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau Street: 5:00 pm)
Keynote Speech: Writing Politics
Brian Greene, Columbia University
Louis Clark Vanuxem Lecture cosponsored by the Department of Physics and the Department of Astrophysical Sciences as part of their 2005 Einstein/World Year of Physics celebrations
April 6, 2005
The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time & the Texture of Reality
Michael S. Gazzaniga, Dartmouth University
Louis Clark Vanuxem Lecture
April 14, 2005
Personal Identity, Neuroethics and the Human Brain
Chinua Achebe, Novelist and Emeritus Professor, Bard College
Keynote address at a symposium cosponsored by the Walter E. Edge Lectures, the Princeton Institute of International and Regional Studies, the Anthropology Department and the African Studies Program
Insider Perspectives on Afro-Pessimism: Rethinking our Role as Contemporary Self-Critics.
April 15, 2005 (Friend Center Auditorium: 4:30 pm)
Paul Taylor, The Paul Taylor Dance Company
J. Edward Farnum Lectures
April 29, 2005 (James Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau Street: 4:30 pm)
A Conversation with Paul Taylor, with Maura Keefe, dance historian
Professor Lord Robert May, Oxford University
Louis Clark Vanuxem Lecture
May 4, 2005
Hard Questions About Tomorrow’s World
Dr. Matt Ridley, Author, Founder of International Centre of Life
Louis Clark Vanuxem Lecture
May 10, 2005
Nature and Nurture
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