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  • Emily Nagoski  is the author of the  New York Times  bestseller  Come as You Are , a self-help manual lauded by critics and readers for its ability to “offer up hard facts on the science of arousal and desire in a friendly and accessible way” (… more

  • In conversation with CJ Hauser Featured as an Editor’s Choice in  The New York Times Book Review ,  Annie Liontas ' debut novel,  Let Me Explain You , follows the bridge-burning patriarch of a Greek American family who believes he has only days… more

  • In conversation with Carl H. June, MD, Director of the Center for Cellular Immunotherapies, University of Pennsylvania Siddhartha Mukherjee won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction for The Emperor of All Maladies , a “meticulously researched,… more

  • The Presidential Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Science, Sustainability, and the Media at the University of Pennsylvania, climatologist and geophysicist Michael E. Mann has greatly contributed to science’s understanding of… more

  • Pine Tree Foundation Endowed Lecture In conversation with Maiken Scott “A historian of prodigious and varied gifts” ( San Francisco Chronicle ), Simon Schama is the author of 20 books, including The Embarrassment of Riches; Scribble, Scribble,… more

  • Barbara Butcher  is the former chief of staff and director of the Forensic Sciences Training Program at the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME). Only the second woman hired as a death investigator in Manhattan (and the first to… more

  • A contributing writer at  The New York Times Magazine  and The 1619 Project, Linda Villarosa has won numerous awards for articles concerning issues of Black mother and infant health, medical myths, America’s hidden HIV epidemic, environmental… more

  • In conversation with Eric Banks Acclaimed for “wonderfully readable” fusions of “biography, philosophy, history, cultural analysis and personal reflection” ( The Independent ), Sarah Bakewell is the author of At the Existentialist Café , a… more

  • Pine Tree Foundation Endowed Lecture Exuding “the comfort and charm of a beloved encyclopedia come to life” ( The New Yorker ), Simon Winchester is the bestselling author of nearly 30 nonfiction books that explore some of the world’s most… more

  • Angela Saini is the author of Superior , an “easy-to-read blend of science reporting, cultural criticism, and personal reflection” ( Slate ) that explores the resurgence of the harmful and faulty study of race science. She is also the author of… more

  • In conversation with Robert Kolker John Hendrickson  is the author of a 2019  Atlantic  article titled “What Joe Biden Can’t Bring Himself to Say.” An account of the President’s—and his own—lifelong experience with stuttering, it was read by more… more

  • In conversation with Airea D. Matthews, 2022-2023 Philadelphia Poet Laureate and Co-Director of the Creative Writing Program at Bryn Mawr With an artist’s perspective and a ground-level view of people in extremis across the world, writer Anna… more

  • In conversation with Kevin Werbach Acclaimed for their intersectional explorations of cyberculture, religion, currency, and politics,  Douglas Rushkoff’s 20 bestselling books include  Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus, Program or Be… more

  • In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition One of the world’s foremost chroniclers of the intersection of the human and natural worlds, Michael Pollan is a No. 1  New York Times  bestselling author of eight… more

  • “The world’s best green journalist” ( TIME ), Bill McKibben gave one of the earliest cautions about climate change with his 1989 book The End of Nature . His many other bestselling books about the environment include Falter , Deep Economy ,… more

  • 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