Spring 2018 Lecture Series

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 | Minutes| 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
Abstract| Minutes | Video
March 9, 2018

Eclipses: Using Shadows to Shed New Light

Thomas Zurbuchen

  • Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate, NASA
Abstract | Minutes| Video
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
Abstract| Minutes | Video
April 6, 2018

Democratizing Design
Providing Knowledge and Tools to Everyone

Don Norman

  • Director of the Design Lab
    University of California - San Diego
Abstract | Minutes | Video
April 20, 2018

The Mystery of the Missing Anti-Matter
Why Is There A Matter Only Universe?

Yuval Grossman

  • Professor of Physics
    Cornell University
Abstract | Minutes | Video
May 4, 2018

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

Tamás Budavári

  • Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics & Statistics
    The Johns Hopkins University

Abstract | Minutes | Video
June 15, 2018

The 87th Joseph Henry Lecture

Cassini's Spectacular Saturn
How it Revolutionized Our View of Planets, Moons, and the Possibiliites for Life in the Universe

Abstract | Video

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