Spring 2018 Lecture Series

*Tentative Titles
Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 Sponsor
The Policy Studies Organization with The American Public University
Date Description
January 5, 2018

Presidents Lecture

Taking the Pulse of the Ocean in a Changing World

Margaret Leinen

  • Vice Chancellor for Marine Science, UC San Diego and
    Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Abstract | Minutes | Video
January 19, 2018

The Human Cell Atlas
Revolutionizing Our Understanding of Cellular Diversity and Dynamics

Aviv Regev

  • Professor of Biology, MIT
    Core Member and Faculty Chair, The Broad Institute;
    Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Abstract | Video
February 9, 2018

Cultural Heritage and Modern Inscriptional Forgeries in the Marketplace
The Intersection of Law, Ethics, and Biblical Studies

Christopher A. Rollston

  • Associate Professor of Northwest Semitic Languages and Literatures
    Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
    George Washington University
March 9, 2018

Eclipses: Using Shadows to Shed New Light

Thomas Zurbuchen

  • Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate, NASA
March 23, 2018

Earth’s Earliest Life Written in Stone
Reconstructing Earth Life's Deep History and What It Suggests About Life Elsewhere in the Universe

Andrew H. Knoll

  • Fisher Professor of Natural History and
    Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences
    Harvard University
April 6, 2018

Democratizing Design
Providing Knowledge and Tools to Everyone

Don Norman

  • Director of the Design Lab
    University of California - San Diego
April 20, 2018


May 4, 2018

Adventures in Big Data Analysis *
Using Astronomical Methods to Understand Housing Patterns for a Better Baltimore

Tamás Budavári

  • Professor of Applied Mathematics & Statistics
    The Johns Hopkins University
May 18, 2018

The 87th Joseph Henry Lecture

Lectures on Cassini (Tentative)

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