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  • Meelya Gordon Memorial Lecture In conversation with John Holloway One of the United States’s foremost experts on forensic sciences and the criminal justice system, M. Chris Fabricant is the director of strategic litigation at the Innocence… more

  • “A pioneer in primate studies” ( The Wall Street Journal ), Dr. Frans de Waal is the author of  The Bonobo and the Atheist , an exploration of the biological roots of human morality found in primate social interaction. His other 16 books include … more

  • In conversation with Orly Lobel, author of You Don't Own Me: The Court Battles that Exposed Barbie's Dark Side Specializing in intellectual property and science policy, Jorge L. Contreras is a professor of law and ethics of human genetics at the… more

  • Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Endowed Lecture One of the world’s leading neuroscientists, Dr. Antonio Damasio has made watershed contributions to the understanding of how our brains process emotions, decisions, and conscious. He is the David… more

  • In conversation with Andrew Ervin A “genuine artist … who can render the intricate dazzle of it all and at the same time plumb its philosophical implications” ( Esquire ), Richard Powers won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for  The Overstory… more

  • Pine Tree Foundation Endowed Lecture In conversation with Dr. Steven Larson, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Acclaimed for his “exceptional empathy and care” ( Boston Globe ) as a… more

  • In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition Acclaimed for bringing “a clear-eyed, investigative fearlessness” ( The Washington Post ) to a diverse range of topics, Lawrence Wright  is a longtime staff writer for… more

  • In conversation with Joan Maloof, Professor Emeritus at Salisbury University and founder of the Old-Growth Forest Network. Her most recent book is Treepedia: A Brief Compendium of Arboreal Lore One of the world’s leading forest ecologists, Dr.… more

  • In conversation with Dennis Overbye, science reporter for the New York Times and author of the books Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos and Einstein in Love “The single best explainer of abstruse science in the world today” ( Washington Post ), Brian… more

  • Pine Tree Foundation Lecture In conversation with Tracey Matisak, award-winning broadcaster and journalist “A renaissance man…driven by a joyful desiredrive to discover” ( The Times of London ), Walter Isaacson is the author of definitive and… more

  • Barbara Gohn Day Memorial Lecture In conversation with Tracey Matisak, award-winning broadcaster and journalist “An astute observer, excellent explainer, and superb synthesizer” ( Seattle Times ), Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of the Pulitzer… more

  • A senior fellow and the director of technology and development at the Center for Global Development, Charles Kenny has extensively contributed to policy reforms in global health, UN peacekeeping, and international financial corruption, among many… more

  • In conversation with Khaliah Ali Wertheimer Dubbed the “Erin Brockovich of Sewage,” Catherine Coleman Flowers is a hero of the environmental justice movement. She is the rural development manager at the Race and Poverty Initiative of the Equal… more

  • Ezekiel J. Emanuel is Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. An oncologist and author of nine books on medical ethics and healthcare, he previously… more

  • The popular anchor of Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace has reported on nearly every watershed national and international political event. During his 50-year career in journalism, he has earned three Emmys, the duPont-Columbia Silver Baton, and the… more

  • In conversation with Dr. Rachel Valletta, Environmental Scientist at The Franklin Institute and director of all climate change education and outreach programming. A columnist and deputy editor at  New York  magazine, David Wallace-Wells has… more

  • A professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and associate director of the university’s Orphan Disease Center, Dr. David Fajgenbaum holds an MBA from the Wharton School, earned a master of science at Oxford, and graduated from… more

  • Jenny Offill’s Dept. of Speculation , “an effortless-seeming downhill ride that picks up astonishing narrative speed as it goes” ( New York Review of Books ), tells the story of a once heady marriage at its breaking point. It was named to scores… more

  • In conversation with Action News anchor, Jim Gardner Dr. Amy Gutmann is President of the University of Pennsylvania, where she is also a professor of political science and communications. Formerly the provost at Princeton, she is the author of 16… more

  • Esi Edugyan’s novel Half-Blood Blues , the story of a World War II–era mixed-race jazz band’s abducted star trumpeter, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, among other honors. She is also the author of another novel, The Second Life of… more