2012-2013 Video Gallery

Dr. Donald Johanson

Paleoanthropologist, Author of Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind presented a public talk titled The Origins of Humankind: The View from Africa.


Martin Luther King III

Continuing the Legacy: The Civil Rights Struggles of the 21st Century

As the son of Martin Luther King, Jr., taking a stand against injustice is in Martin Luther King III’s blood.  A global humanitarian, King offers unique insight into the civil rights battles being waged every day.  Through his lecture, King calls attention to global injustices and the steps needed to make equality for all not just a dream, but a reality.


Nicholas Kristoff, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, New York Times Columnist

Co-author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.


Azar Nafisi, Democratic Activist and Author of Reading Lolita in Tehran

Dr. Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, discusses the relationship between politics, culture, and human rights in Iran. She emphasizes the rights of women and girls and the role they play in the process of change for pluralism and an open society.


Jessye Norman, American Opera Singer

A Conversation with Jessye Norman


An Evening with Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone, Academy award-winning director and legendary fillmmaker, and master of controversial subjects, spoke about his life and career and shared his personal viewpoints about the state of current affairs in America and the world.


Richard Guy Wilson

Edith Wharton is best known as a novelist but her first book, The Decoration of Houses, is arguably the most important American text on interior decoration. Dr. Wilson examines Wharton's interest in design and its impact on her later fiction.


Sheryl WuDunn

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist and co-author of Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.