Fall 2015 Lecture Series

Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 Sponsor
The Policy Studies Organization with The American Public University
Date Description
September 11, 2015


Magic Keys to Understanding Life and the Cosmos

Mark H. Thiemens

University of California - San Diego
Dean, Division of Physical Sciences
Chancellors Associates Chair & Distinguished Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Abstract | Minutes | Video
September 25, 2015

Over the Rainbow
Other Worlds Seen by Animals

Charles W. Clark

  • Co-Director, Joint Quantum Institute
  • US National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) and University of Maryland
  • Fellow, US National Institute of Science and Technology

Abstract | Minutes | Video
October 9, 2015

Sailing the Wine Dark Seas
International Trade and the Collapse of the Late Bronze Age Aegean

Eric H. Cline

Professor, Classics and Anthropology
Director, Capitol Archaeological Institute
Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
The George Washington University

Abstract | Minutes | Video
October 23, 2015

The Anthropocene and the Future of Nature

W. John Kress

Interim Under Secretary for Science, and
Distinguished Scientist and Curator of Botany
Smithsonian Institution

Abstract | Minutes | Video
November 6, 2015

Microbiomes and Microbiomics

Jo Handelsman

Principal Assistant Director for Science
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and
HHMI Investigator and Rose Professor of Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
Yale University

Abstract | Minutes | Video
November 20, 2015

Obama's BRAIN
A View of Science Policy from Inside the White House

Philip Rubin

Senior Advisor to the President & CEO Emeritus, Haskins Laboratories
Adjunct Professor, Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine
Principal Assistant Director for Science (Retired), White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Abstract | Minutes | Video
December 4, 2015

The Health Gap
Why It Concerns All Of Us and What to Do About It

Michael Marmot

University College London
Professor, Epidemiology and Public Health
Director, Institute of Health Equity
Abstract | Minutes | Video
January 8, 2016

Presidents Lecture

Einstein, Time, and Light

William D. Phillips

Co-Recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics
Leader, Laser Cooling and Trapping Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland.
Physicist, Joint Quantum Institute of UMd and NIST Abstract | Minutes

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